Come on out, Hong Kong


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Hong Kong recently became the first Asian city to host the Gay Games, an Olympic-like sports event celebrated by LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Hong Kong won the bid in 2017, but organisers have had to battle political controversy since the city’s national security law was enacted in 2020

.David Rennie, The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief sat down with Emma Irving, our Asia news editor, who was in the stands at Hong Kong’s Gay Games. They discuss what the games say about the future of Hong Kong, and whether it can continue to be an open, global city, or if it’s becoming more like China. Runtime 18 mins

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