Oh please, the People's Republic of China (PRC) are more capitalist than anyone could ever be (albeit the market is liberalised with state-owned enterprises). Are there still people who feels the Communist Party of China (CPC) is embracing the nature of socialism other than as a symbolic gesture paying heritage to the reasons for their very sole existence?
Ironically, some of the most "democratic nations" with the most perceived level of freedom in this world are also the most authoritarian. What gives? :bsmilie:
Big brother has the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone (Dongguan, Foshan, Shenzhen etc. etc.) in Guangzhou with a population of some 40 million. They don't need Hong Kong two decades ago and they clearly can do without it even now, can't say the same for the other way around.
Reaping the benefits from the might of the Chinese economical powerhouse but still want to demand this and that. So how to compromise? :think:
So you see what's at stake for China beyond HK. From China's point of view, it must ensure that the HK protestors not win - which is easy given that in this case, it has all the advantages. However, how the protestors are made to lose is also important. Too soft and it will "embolden" the others. But too hard will result in these guys digging in and concluding that there is no other means than violence - long sustained violence possibly brought to Beijing's doorsteps - that at least has a chance.
All these may still have a silver lining: it will push both sides to compromise and come to a peaceful settlement. It is therefore unwise for the students to up the ante till so high and both sides cannot climb down.
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.....