Hong Kong is kinda the weird stepchild of Southeast Asia - unlike Singapore, also a former British colony, Hong Kong was only ever "leased" from China. Which is wacky, because it's Chinese .. but not really.
When it was returned to China in the 90s, you'd've thought it'd either be fully assimilated back by its fatherland, or handed quasi-independence.
Instead, it got an assimilated independence (for example, you don't need a visa to go to Hong Kong from the US, but you do to China).
Whether this passes or not, it's fascinating to watch Hong Kong continuing to come to terms with its identity ... and China deciding how best to leverage its most valuable city