24 minutes ago, Anna N said:
And I guess @liuzhouis speaking of his experience in mainland China. Perhaps it is a matter of the mainland moving on and the territories clinging to tradition. There are so many examples of this around the world. Diaspora communities cling to tradition while homeland moves on.
I think from a „moving on“ perspective, both Taiwan and Hong Kong developed faster than the mainland for the better part of the second half of the last century. But I fully get your point !