Hong Kong - Love In A Divided City

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2019111220200218 (R4)

An intimate glimpse of the Hong Kong protests, as experienced by a newlywed couple. The unprecedented mass demonstrations have caused chaos in Hong Kong’s public sphere – but what have they meant for private life? How have they affected the increasing number of couples who have married across the divide, with one partner from Hong Kong and another from the Chinese mainland?
BBC World Affairs Correspondent Paul Adams hears from one such couple, for whom the political has become personal. ‘Daniel’ is a native-born Hong Kong citizen, while his wife ‘Jane’ moved to the city from the Chinese mainland. They are happily married – but are living in a metropolis riven by discontent. How do they navigate the expectations of their friends, families and workplaces - and most importantly their spouse – while staying true to their own beliefs? This single marriage reveals a great deal about the emerging, troubled identity of Hong Kong.
Producer: Cat Farnsworth

2019111220200224 (R4)

An intimate glimpse of the Hong Kong protests, as experienced by a newlywed couple. The unprecedented mass demonstrations have caused chaos in Hong Kong’s public sphere – but what have they meant for private life? How have they affected the increasing number of couples who have married across the divide, with one partner from Hong Kong and another from the Chinese mainland?
BBC World Affairs Correspondent Paul Adams hears from one such couple, for whom the political has become personal. ‘Daniel’ is a native-born Hong Kong citizen, while his wife ‘Jane’ moved to the city from the Chinese mainland. They are happily married – but are living in a metropolis riven by discontent. How do they navigate the expectations of their friends, families and workplaces - and most importantly their spouse – while staying true to their own beliefs? This single marriage reveals a great deal about the emerging, troubled identity of Hong Kong.
Producer: Cat Farnsworth