Thinking of anyone over there as it looks like the One Nation, two systems ideal is about to crumble
No mate, not me. I haven’t been on holiday for years. After buying all this shaving gear and my Hi-Fi set I’ve no money left. Laffin!
That is exactly why the civil unrest has gone on so long in Hong Kong so far. I doubt the PRC has much patience left though and will revert to tried and true methods used in the past.Sooner or later they'll probably storm in and level everything, although 'analysts' predict differently, citing many changes in the global media/exposure environment since Tiananmen.
Really does not matter who or why there are these protests. I don't think the PRC likes this sort of thing to go on for any reason.There is an alternative narrative, which may be worth consideration - The protests, started in June, were against a law that would have allowed criminal extraditions to Taiwan, Macao and mainland China. The law was retracted and the large protests have since died down. What is left are a few thousand students who, as advertised in a New York Times op-ed, intentionally seek to provoke the police with "marginal violence". There are rumors that some Hong Kong oligarchs were originally behind the protests to prevent their extradition for questionable deals they made in China. China's president Xi Jingpin is waging a campaign against corruption and Hong Kong is a target rich environment for fighting that crime.
The former British colony is ruled by a handful of oligarchs who have monopolies in the housing, electricity, trade and transport markets. So lots of vested interests in ensuring any extradition law is killed at birth...
What!?The protesters now use the same violent methods that were used in the maiden protests in the Ukraine. The West seems to hope that China will intervene and create a second Tianemen scene. This "colour revolution" failed but was an excellent instrument to demonize China. A repeat in Hong Kong would allow the West to declare a "clash of civilization" and increase 'western' hostility against China. But while China is prepared to intervene it is unlikely to do the West that favour. China has expressed confidence that the local authorities will be able to handle the issue. We shall see...