Forget Hong Kong, try ‘one country-two systems’ to settle Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Twenty years after the handover, it’s clear ‘one country-two systems’ is failing in Hong Kong. But maybe it could solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff.

The perfect way to mark my adopted hometown’s return to Chinese sovereignty is reading (or re-reading) Hong Kong On Air. It’s not too early to start asking what comes after 2047.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.