Hong Kong was under the control of the British after the two opium wars (1842-1860). Later, Hong Kore gained its independence after the Sino-British joint declaration. Although under British colonization, Hong Kong maintained the herb of Asian finance in Asia and the freedom of individuals. After decolonization from the British, Hong Kong was pressured by China, and it led to protests–Umbrella Protests. However, according to Fanon, decolonization contains some victims and sacrifices by authorities’ violence.
Lesson: Getting value needs costs, so there is no gain without cost.