Mass protests in Hong Kong in 2019 became a part of the growing opposition movement of the reunification with the PRC. Half time allotted by the 1997 Joint Declaration between the UK and the PRC for the gradual reunification with the PRC in 2047 has passed. Despite the close and mutually beneficial economic ties the reunification of the two systems does not occur. On the contrary, a conflict of identities is growing in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong citizens strive to maintain their autonomy and civil liberties. These sentiments are especially strong among the younger generation, which is the main driving force of the protests. The victory of the opponents to the integration with Beijing in the District Council elections in November 2019 could be the beginning of the formation of political opposition to the course for reunification with Chine and cast doubt on the fundamental feasibility of the concept “One state - Two systems”.