I am sure they around before 1997.
Do they have the gut to talk about it?
From 1842 to 1997, British occupied and colonized Hong Kong for 155 years, without giving any Rights to the HongKees to have any Democracy for One Citizen has One Vote to Voting their own Hong Kong Governor.
Now China give to HongKees One Citizen has One Vote to Voting their own Hong Kong Governor, however, the Candidates of Governor before Election must be assented by the China Authority. And yet the Hongkee students revolt against it, which was incited by some Opposition Parties.
Under155 years British Ruled without Democracy, WHY there was no Opposition Party in Hong Kong daring to Come Out to PROTEST & FIGHT for Pro-Democracy & Democracy for Hong Kong Before 1997...???!!!
Is there any Conspiracy instead of Democracy?!
Last edited by daredevil123; 8th October 2014 at 07:34 AM.
If they protest only now but not previously (before british - mainland handover), while both don't really offer democracy, does this mean HK people simply prefer one colonist over the other?
As a colony, one has no voice. The Western powers went to Africa and outright kidnap folks to be sold as slaves. But as a city with a full fledged citizenry, one has the right to make noise.
Careful now...... HK people generally hate to draw lessons from rival Singapore
I think the democracy cry is just an excuse or front for anti-Chonese issues and feelings .... Just that they don't have the infrastructure , self-sufficiency and/or guts to call it a pro-independence protest
I doubt if HKers know what to do with true democracy beyond lofty ideals even if u gave it to them.
IMHO hk'ers are very apolitical as long as their interests are protected
Last edited by ed9119; 8th October 2014 at 01:01 PM.
.. The protesters keep saying "I lOVE HONG KONG"
...I would like to add.." I love Hong Kong under the British and not under China"
...I will continue to protest if I have food and drink but now i have no food and drink and no support, I have no choice but stay and and... or move away as my supporters have all gone into hiding!
Anyway we have BIGGER worries ..... China just announced completion of a 2000m runway for military aircraft on Paracel Islands group ...
Attention should shift back to Vietnam n Philippines orotests
Last edited by ed9119; 8th October 2014 at 02:52 PM.
Technically hong kong is still a colonised city, from british colony to chinese colony.
Of course they are so jealous of us. We have our own national anthem, can represent ourselves in international arena whether in government or sports. UN recognized us as a sovereign country. Our finance minister sits on the IMF committee. We have own government structure, own army and police, make our own policies and laws.
What does Hong Kong has?
I very much prefer we live our life.... and HKer live their life and end all this pointless comparing. We are not in their 'shoes'... they are not in ours. History, Location and Situation is totally difference for both of us, comparing which is 'better' is kind of pointless.
Each Country/State has their own advantage and/or disadvantage.... they have a closer relationship and is part the World next upcoming superpower (for better or worst )... while we might be overtaken by our neighbor countries if we continue to rest on our past laurels, achievement and glory.
Best we keep working hard for our own betterment.... and let HKers settle their own affairs...
Last edited by diver-hloc; 9th October 2014 at 11:12 AM.
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How can protest good for the country! People is unproductive, students become defiance and demand unreasonable requests. loss in revenue for the business, students miss lessons, unnecessary resources deploy to handle unproductive activities, loss in world standing e.g. bad reputation for the nation, loss in confidence for investor etc.....one more add relationship between parents and children......U may wish to add.. I think there are more!
HK is part of China, no matter what. It was the opium war that caused China to lose HK to the British. A national disgrace at that point in time.
Now that HK is finally returned back to its mother aka China. The son started to KPKB.
HK is able to continue to prosper due to China. Look at how the mainlanders spend their money in HK, from jewelries, other luxury goods to properties. Most businesses in HK are dependent on China. Even the western powers have to give some faces to China given its economic power now.
Spoken to some Hong Kongers to hear their opinions on this crisis. They told me that it is a joke. Bloodly wasting of time.
Last edited by Sion; 9th October 2014 at 07:01 PM.