Is Hong Kong’s Basic Law standing firm at 30?

The Chinese philosopher Confucius, in the Analects, discussed how a man acquires wisdom and fortitude over the years, a process that may also be applicable to Hong Kong’s Basic Law.“At 30, I stood firm,” he wrote. “At 40, I had no more doubts. At 50, I knew the mandate of Heaven.”Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the city’s mini-constitution. On April 4, 1990, the National People’s Congress (NPC) endorsed the final version after a five-year drafting process.At the age…