Hong Kong's current political system still has 30 years to go according to the late Deng. But, there is no confirmed date. Hong Kong is quite wealthy due to its proximity to China and Macau is wealthy due to Chinese gamblers.
"One Country, Two Systems" is a smart idea. If it works well to Hong Kong and Macau, it will lure Taiwan to the mother land. Independence is no compromise for these 3. Taiwan at one time wanted to return to China to rule by force, so it told the world that it was one China.
Have been busy moving half of my portfolio to CDs... The market is too risky for me, a conservative investor.