1. The 1st July marked the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China after more than 150 years of British rule.

    Before 1997, there were several thousand expatriates in the civil service, but today there are less than 200. Some left as a result of a controversial localisation scheme, making way for a new generation of overseas-educated Chinese locals. Others fled, fearing change, with many concerned that the good reputation of the civil service would be compromised.

    But those who stayed on throughout the transition say those fears were unfounded and believe the changes since the handover have allowed the city to come of age.

    Interviewees:

    Ian Scott
    City University of Hong Kong Professor

    Dorothy Silkstone
    Lands Department Ex-Assistant Director (1981 - 2012)

    Joseph Wong
    Civil Service Ex-Secretary (2000 - 2006)

    Peter R. Morgan
    Police Assistant Commissioner
    Recruited in 1981

    Roger Nissim
    Lands Department Ex-Assistant Director (1973 -1993)
    Sun Hung Kai Properties Project Planning Department Manager (1993 - 2008)

    Mike Rowse
    Government Administrative Officer (1980 - 2008)
    ICAC Operations and Corruption Prevention Departments (1974 - 1980)

    Philip Sham
    Police Chief Superintendent
    Recruited in 1980

    Kevin P. Zervos
    Department of Justice Director of Public Prosecutions
    Recruited in 1992

    Mani Vachha
    Ex-Senior Accounting Officer (1977 - 1989)

    Bernard Chan
    Executive and Legislative Councils Ex-member

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  2. Inside Story feature on Hong Kong's civil service, put together by me.

    The 1st July marked the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China after more than 150 years of British rule.

    Before 1997, there were several thousand expatriates in the civil service, but today there are less than 200. Some left as a result of a controversial localisation scheme, making way for a new generation of overseas-educated Chinese locals. Others fled, fearing change, with many concerned that the good reputation of the civil service would be compromised.

    But those who stayed on throughout the transition say those fears were unfounded and believe the changes since the handover have allowed the city to come of age.

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