Skip to comments.In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Posted on 07/26/2014 5:44:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the waters edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.
Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning.
Peoples Liberation Army, it said.
Many in this prosperous city had already feared that Hong Kongs future as an open society as well as a semi-autonomous part of China was in jeopardy in the face of perceived growing intervention from Beijing.
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China would be better off just leaving it as it is and just keep on raking in the cash.
They had to honor the treaty.
Idealism trumps “better off” with the commies.
It can be argued that with the rise of the middle class and the Chicaps, Hong Kong is prevailing over the Chicoms.
Young girls wearing Daisey Mae’s won’t return to gray Mao Garb
What with John Major being the anti-Thatcher, I suspect the Reds knew they won.
It can be argued with what evidence?
The economy is doing well inspite of the naysayers always looking at economic death by late next week.
Economy and ideology are two different things.
You are of course correct but refuse to admit change. I would urge you to begin using the term Chicaps to reflect the immense change that has occurred in the last say 25 years.
The all encompassing Chicom term is anachronistic.
No it is not. Remember that “state capitalism”, a term alluded to in the ten planks of communism in the second chapter of the Manifesto, is still in effect in Red China; the government has a piece of everything.
The Chinese did not expect them to...