The recent post by pugster about rioters in Hong Kong brought to my mind some thoughts I had as the Umbrella Revolution was flaming out a couple of years ago. One of the arguments many people in the West used to denigrate the HK and Mainland government in support of the Umbrella movement was that the rioters had a right to block streets and shut down districts to get their … [Read more...] about Free Speech Definitely Doesn’t Mean Cost Notwithstanding Speech
It seems that the Western Paid Rioters are at it again, this time they are 'protesting' against the removal of Illegal food stalls in Mong Kok and starting their 'fishball revolution.' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35529587 These Right wing rioters including the HK Indigenous, Civic Passion, Hong Kong Localism Power, Hong Kong Independence Party that has … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Rioters at it again.
So it looks official now, Hong Kong's Legislature has officially rejected the Election Reform promulgated by PRC’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. (For more on this topic, see this previous post late last year) The central government has responded that the election rules stands and now it is the hope of many that Hong Kong will continue to find a way to … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Election Reform
This is actually a respond to Plutocrats Against Democracy but I got carried away and wrote this article. What LCY want to say about the pitfall of 1 person 1 vote is that the majority would vote HK into a welfare state as there is a sizable of not too well off people in HK. This is actually the biggest fear of China's top leadership, in their view this is hurting the … [Read more...] about My Take on HK’s Occupy Movement
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Freedom Fighters can’t possibly be fighting for “freedom” in one of the most indulging communities on earth; it’d be like fish keep asking for more salt in the ocean. If succeeded, it’d turn them into anchovies. A popular reason cited by supporters is that China’s an authoritarian state, therefore to be loathed unconditionally. Anyone who reads … [Read more...] about Umbrella Revolution and Authoritarianism with Chinese Characteristics