Why must there be civil disruption, causing an unnecessary event reminiscent of the Tiananmen Square Incident in 1989? There is no way anyone is going to be able to achieve what they want If people carry on like this. Hong Kong citizens, and especially tertiary students have to remember they are under the umbrella rule of China as a SAR. Hong Kong, you have already received the maximum amount of “democracy” that you are vying for. No matter how hard you try, you will not achieve the targeted motif of universal suffrage, unless you become solely independent. I’m sure none of you want this, as you don’t lack patriotism, nor do you not understand your roots as a Chinese person.
The strong financial competencies and the economic development of Hong Kong would not be, if it weren’t for China’s economic reforms. China by all means does not need to house Hong Kong as an SAR, but without the adequate financial aid and cheap imports that China provides, how will Hong Kong survive? America won’t look after you, nor will anyone under the Commonwealth, especially not the United Kingdom. They have more things, economically to worry about than to take on another burden.
Hong Kong, China has been very lenient and lax towards you and has given it’s all to fulfil you unlimited wants. There is no way a Pop-vote/ true democracy/ universal suffrage will be achieved. You as Hong Kongers should be grateful of what you have. Don’t be so selfish, this upcoming generation of youngly educated tertiary students are falling into the same trap Tiananmen Square 1989 was caused by. Respect the fact that a lot has been done for you and your family as is. Remember that China is Maoist, stemming off Communist. Remember that China has propelled you to be the financial hub of South East Asia as is. Remember that you are part of China’s. You can pick who you’re friends with, but family never changes. In this case, China is family. Think about how grateful you are, you’re ranked 15th in HDI. Without China’s boom would you be ranked one spot after the UK, and 3 spots above Japan?
Don’t follow mob mentality. Think big picture.
Maoism is not perfect. But neither is the democratic of capitalist system.
Although I personally disagree with the message of this post, I have to compliment the effort of writing it. THIS IS TO ALL OF YOU: It is NOT enough to read, like and share posts. You think you understand what is wrong with the world and you urge for change, but nothing will happen if you don’t go out there, be it with your voice in form of writing, or in form of action. ACTION speaks louder than WORDS.
Same accounts for Hongkong. While I agree that the aim of the protests will be as good as in-achievable, I still believe in political change through movements and protests.
Change will and HAS to occur. We need a revolution. A revolution that unites and that brings peace and love to the word. We need true equality and justice and a system that is capable of sustaining itself.