As a Hong Kong citizen, I(who love aviation very much) also have the same feeling as many of you that the shutdown of Kai Tak makes me sad. But, if you live in the area near the Kai Tak airport, I think you can't sleep well everyday! But, fact is a fact, the new Chek Lap Kok Airport is operating today and we still welcome it!
Under the One Country, Two System, Hong Kong is still operating very well in every aspect, judiciary, anti-corruption etc. But, I agree with Senliture that the HK Government is too too too WEAK! The Chief executive(i.e. head of HK) doesn't have his own opinion. He likes a child playing a swing, sometimes he needs to calm the citizen, sometimes he needs to satisfy the Beijing government, perhaps!
But, still, Hong Kong is quite good today!
Still, Don't believe it, COME TO HONG KONG-THE CITY OF LIFE!!!!!!!!