If the Hong Kong-PRC relationship were a marriage, it would be Ashton and Demi. Face it. The only crazier math than “One Country + Two Systems” is “27-year-old actor marries actress 15 years his senior with three kids and a psychotic ex-husband.”
While there will be considerable fanfare today commemorating the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to the PRC, it’s worth noting that this is also an important anniversary year in the history of another island. 2012 marks 350 years since Zheng Chenggong (better known outside China as ‘Koxinga’) landed on Taiwan and forced a Dutch garrison to surrender control of the island to Zheng and his family.