9/25/2014

Hong Kong Tiananmen in the making?


The Hongkies are at their best again, protesting for more democracy. They did not see this as an important thing when hiding under the skirt of Queen Elizabeth. They were ruled by the British, a bastion of democracy, for 150 years without democracy. I think they were having a good time then. Then came Patten who taught them what democracy is all about and they now die die must have democracy, to the fullest. If they did not get their way they would not mind doing a Tiananmen in Hong Kong. Good luck to them if that is what they want.
 

Between the authoritarian rule of mainland China and what democracy could offer, it is undisputed that what the Hongkies are demanding for is a good thing. Bearing in mind that democracy can also be corrupted. I would agree that China needs more democracy and a pulling back on authoritarianism. It is not that the new regime is bent on ruling with a stick. I also think that with prosperity China would become more like western countries in practice and a communist state on paper. When life is good, when there is peace and prosperity all around, when the people are happy and living well, there will be lesser demand for authoritarian rule.
 

Having said that, the political culture of China and the mentality of the power oligarch need a massive change in favour of greater democracy, more rule of law, and lesser authoritarianism. And this must be enshrined not only in the psychic of the leadership and the people, but also in the political system. Hong Kong could be the spark that is needed to keep the spirit of democracy alive in China and to spread it across the country. China is also changing and despite being an authoritative communist state, the Chinese people are enjoying a lot of political freedom and expression as long as they did not threaten national security and interests. Less haste may be a better way to achieve this result in the long term.
 

As Hong Kong pushes for more democracy, it must never forget that Hong Kong is a small part of China and is being ruled under the ‘One country Two Systems’ model. Remember, ‘One Country’ comes first if ‘Two Systems’ is to exist. When ‘Two Systems’ threatens the ‘One Country’ formula, when national security is compromised, the ‘Two Systems’ would have to go. Hong Kong is expendable if it threatens China as a country. So don’t push your luck too far. Work within the system and know that Hong Kong is China. China as a unified country, a nation, must never be shaken if Hong Kong is to exist as a prosperous autonomous region.
 

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive cannot be simply determined by the people to create problems for China, at least not now. The Chief Executive is like the one Golden Share, one vote that can over rule everything when national interest is at stake. Other than that, this Golden Share will be dormant and unseen, and Hong Kong could do as it pleases in almost anything. You don’t sell your country away by allowing the top post to be in the hands of a suspect, someone who would not mind serving the interests of foreigners or a foreigner.
Hong Kong should remain the catalyst, the stimulus to advocate for greater democracy in the whole of China, like the yeast that would change the character of the whole pack. But while doing it, it must not mess up the dough, it must always bear in mind that ‘One Country’ comes first


Kopi Level - Green

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is One country Two Systems model sustainable?

THINK ABOUT IT!

Anonymous said...

Fuck these annihilated n japenis cocks sucking fuckers

China should sent in their dye spraying tanks n colour these fucker red n tarred them with feathers


N send them to Nansha

Leemember .. vote papigs

Anonymous said...

Aiyoh... auto spell.knn

Fuck these angmoh n japenis cocks....

Btw... any stinkapore black hands involved??

Vote papigs.. very peaceful

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The Hongkies must keep the flame of democracy burning. But don't 'gong gong' like daft sinkies and sell out the country or give the country to foreigners.

Anonymous said...

Hope they will steam steam rolled these fucking students the next time

Else employ me to fry these bastards with flame throwers

Show no mercy... crush these bastards with any further ado

Now... get Jimmy lai of apple daily, then cheeby chan, Martin Lee et al.

Anonymous said...

The Hongkies really know how to kpkb.
When it comes to kpkb, Sinkies cannot beat Hongkies.
PAPigs are really champion complainers when they say Singaporeans are so difficult to govern.

Anonymous said...


Did anyone knows whether John Mccain or Victoria Nuland distributing cakes to the demonstrators.
How much do they budgeted to develop this exercise. $3 or $5 billions. Who benefits ?