Skip to comments.Cultural revolution replayed in HK (Hong Kong)
Posted on 09/15/2013 9:18:53 PM PDT by TexGrill
Newspapers in Taiwan recently carried an advertisement placed by a group of Hong Kong residents entitled An open letter to the government and people of Taiwan.
The ad says that Hong Kong is coming under heavy pressure to become more like the rest of China, and it advises Taiwan to take this as a warning. The letter was signed by representative figures from among moderate advocates of maintaining Hong Kongs separate identity.
The advertisement shows how Taiwan and Hong Kong face a common problem: being brought under Chinas influence. This highlights the need for Taiwanese and Hong Kongers to support one another.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (梁振英) is the worst chief executive the territory has had. He represents elements in the territory that support the Chinese Communist Party the same kind of people that supported Chinas 1966 to 1976 Cultural Revolution. This can be seen from various incidents reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution that have been taking place in Hong Kong.
Since Leung has been in office, three organizations Voice of Loving Hong Kong, Caring Hong Kong Power and the Hong Kong Youth Care Association have appeared on the scene and have been playing the role of Leungs hired thugs, using Cultural Revolution-style language and methods to oppose Hong Kongs pan-democratic parties and groups.
They started out last year by occupying a booth set up by the Falun Gong meditation group. Then, on April 4, they attacked a pan-democratic forum, forcing the meeting to close down half way through. A month and a half ago, elementary school teacher Alpais Lam (林慧思) denounced police officers after she saw them protecting thugs who were damaging a Falun Gong booth.
(Excerpt) Read more at taipeitimes.com ...
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