“She said, ‘You don't understand what I said.’ I said, ‘No, no, no, you're wrong. When I was a boy, everything was right.’ … And she's making me feel like I've never been born.” This is a famous hook line in a song from The Beatles album “Revolver," released in 1966. I was 13 years old then and coincidentally, so was Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In his New Year speech this January, Xi said, “Without a harmonious and stable environment, how can people live in peace and enjoy their work! I sincerely wish Hong Kong well. … Hong Kong's prosperity and stability are the wish of Hong Kong compatriots and the expectation of people of our motherland.”

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.