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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Let the western 'silent' weapons of Mass Destruction do it's jobs in bringing democracy to China Eg Coca Cola, McDonalds, Starbucks, MTV , KFC , BMW, Mercedes, Samsung, LV, Chanel, Apple , NBA
    It is already done at the economic level. Allthough the party calls itself being 'communist' there is nothing left of the actual communist idea and the respective economic system (developed by Marx and Engels, finalized by Lenin). On the contrary, the economic system resembles the model of cold-blooded capitalistic England and many other countries in 19/20th century. What is left is the claim of absolute power by a political group. To me, the difference to the old emperor's family and their attitude is little.
    To be honest, democracy would be a good idea for China. It would slow down the development in many ways
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    To be honest, democracy would be a good idea for China. It would slow down the development in many ways
    You are absolutely correct as always.

    Democracy is a western idea. If not we'll be happily living in imperialism.

    If Emperor considers you don't bow deep enough, you just get dragged out to be beheaded.

    The system is so brutally simple and less fuss.

    Let's go back to 三国时代. We'll be collecting several enemy heads with a long sword instead of playing with a keyboard or iPhone now.

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    Beijing knows the best play is the card of indifference by not doing anything at all. Soon the student protesters will grow restless as their demands are not heard and occupy key infrastructure and installations such as the Hong Kong International Airport (say for example) etc. etc.

    Financial institutions will be affected with the HSI plunging away and you'll automatically see Hong Kong businessmen and women with their respective vested interested affected, engaging the triads to deal with protesters.

    Win - Win for the Central Government either way by getting members in upper echelons of the Hong Kong social order to engage in direct or indirect (proxied) hostility with the Hong Kong commoners.
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    Another tactic: hire thugs to do the clearing...

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asi...g-clashes-2014

    Anyway, I really don't see how the protestors getting anything but bruises. Futile from the word go.

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    I'm just 2 weeks away from my half yearly visit to see my family in HK.

    Will hope to try some documentary style photography on social unrest.

    Hope don't kenna tear gas, water cannons, batons, boots etc. like Kuala Lumpur:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I'm just 2 weeks away from my half yearly visit to see my family in HK. Will hope to try some documentary style photography on social unrest. Hope don't kenna tear gas, water cannons, batons, boots etc. like Kuala Lumpur:
    By 2 weeks , I guess everything would have died down now with thugs appearing and conspiracy theories floating around. One thing I really hope for is that the protests don't get out of control , giving authorities the reason to step in and tear everything up.

    For China, the best move is to do nothing since the central govt wouldn't want to dirty their hands anyway.

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    i don't think it can last, because students need to go back schools, people need to work, strength and money will run out eventually..

    it will come to a point where people will go on their normal routine in life.

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    It's a Sausage Revolution.

    The entire political system is going to be overturned by sausages.
    Would you like the sausage covered with red... uhm... cloth ?

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    i don't think it can last, because students need to go back schools, people need to work, strength and money will run out eventually..
    it will come to a point where people will go on their normal routine in life.
    Have a look at the various protests that happened in past years, be it Bangkok or any other place. They last because there are other people supporting them. Do not underestimate the sacrifices people can make for their ideals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Ever since china took over HK, HK ppl had been suffering silently over China's influence It doesn't help when thousands of PRCs flock to HK to buy milk powder, diaper, litter their streets, display their crude behavior in public areas HK ppl is getting fed up with them. And their 'elected' governor is a puppet.....
    The arrangement in HK is the best she could ask for, how else would you think they could get? If China opens up like what HK wants, not only you see a collapse of China, even Singapore is going to suffer. Of course that is exactly what those people who have to return the territories would wish for because they could continue to be their master and play big brother.

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    Some HK people like to be ruled by Kwailos than by their own people.

    Some protestors were waving HK British colonial flags several months ago.
    XDD still sucking on pacifier when the British left, knows what it means to wave the colonial flag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Ever since china took over HK, HK ppl had been suffering silently over China's influence

    It doesn't help when thousands of PRCs flock to HK to buy milk powder, diaper, litter their streets, display their crude behavior in public areas

    HK ppl is getting fed up with them.

    And their 'elected' governor is a puppet.....
    Please... Suffering under China's influence? More like prospering due to China's influence. Without CEPA with China, you think HK can survive? The only reason why HK is doing well is because of China, and companies pumping money into HK as a hub going in and out of China.

    Want to reap the economic benefits, must also take some of the negative side of things.

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    In comparison , HK is actually getting more autonomy as compared to under their ex colonial leaders.

    The whole fiasco instead shows how easily the average citizen can be whipped into a frenzy and taken advantage of without a clear understanding of the situation.

    It probably all stems from the general felt notion that most HK citizens feel negatively towards being associated with China and this is what China needs to work on.

    Anyway, the protests should be dying down soon ; sadly - in HK the citizens have much more to lose at a personal level as compared to other countries where protesters can afford to camp at airports for months.

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    If it ends.... at least there was only minimum bloodshed and no one was seriously injured... or kill....

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    It will be interesting to monitor where these leaders are running to. A 17 years old boy talking about politics! Hope all end well for Hong Kong.

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    No protest before 1997?

    British give them democracy?

    The job of the students is to get a good education for their sake.

    The adults who started the demonstration are now no where to be seen.

    They should now speak up and stand infront of the students
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    No protest before 1997? British give them democracy?
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    Thought I was watching some CNA or BBC.. How come suddenly changes to National Geographic..

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