July 1, 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover of sovereignty. In recent years, after the "anti-extradition" movement and the implementation of the "National Security Law" and other earth-shaking changes, after the first half of the "One Country, Two Systems", the style of Hong Kong has long changed. same. Ping Lu, a writer who won Taiwan's "National Literature and Art Award", was stationed in Hong Kong from 2003 to 2010 as director of the Taiwan Guanghua News and Culture Center. During this period, he organized "Taiwan Month" activities.
Ming Pao and many other Hong company banner design Kong media wrote columns, and published a collection of essays "Hong Kong Has Become a Past" to record her experiences in Hong Kong. The last time she went to Hong Kong, 69-year-old Pinglu said that in 2019, before the pandemic, she worked as a writer-in-residence at the University of Hong Kong and participated in the Hong Kong Book Fair. Speaking of those years in Hong Kong, the handover ceremony in 1997, the death of Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui in 2003, the two legendary funerals of a generation, Pinglu said, she was there.
Remembering the "Pearl of the Orient", she slowly told us about this moment in Hong Kong. Deutsche Welle: This year's July 1st marks the 25th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty, the third year of the "anti-extradition" movement, and the second year since the "Hong Kong National Security Law" came into effect. What is the most obvious change in Hong Kong in recent years? Pinglu: Let me address your topic in a different way.