Keith B. Richburg

Keith B. Richburg

Keith is director of The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. He was a long-time Washington Post correspondent and editor, and he was president of the FCC during the 1997 han

dover of Hong Kong from the UK to China.

It took a while, but ‘The Death of Hong Kong’ has arrived
Some future historian writing a thesis on “The Death of Hong Kong” may stumble across the old 1995 Fortune Magazine cover of the same name. It may seem prescient, but premature. Instead, the late summer and early fall of 2018 will likely be deemed the turning point, when the demise of a once-great open and liberal city really began. That turning point started in July, when local police served notice on the Hong Kong National Party that it was considering a ban, accusing the obscure group of sedition — the first proposed banning of a political party since the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. It ended in October, when the Hong Kong government for the first time in memory eff