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Beijing can't afford a slip in HK[2]- Chinadaily.com.cn [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-9-1 09:33:18 |Display all floors
Since the incumbent Hong Kong CE and his ruling team are entangled in administrative difficulties at this critical juncture, the central government has to lend greater support to them in confronting the opposition. As part of the central government's efforts, NPC Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang, during his visit to Shenzhen in July, asked the "Love the Nation, Love Hong Kong" camp to mor ...

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Post time 2014-9-1 11:40:35 |Display all floors
I don't see too much harm for HK to adopt a revised model of development in the territory. The existing growth model is stagnating and a new infusion of methods from the central government maybe needed. Macau under the admin of Beijing has experienced tremendous growth and there is absolutely no reason why the central government wants to mess up the future of Hong Kong with bad policies.

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Post time 2014-9-1 14:47:48 |Display all floors
"the opposition camp in Hong Kong and its foreign supporters have been demanding "genuine universal suffrage" based on so-called international norms."

But they are in the minority and they are the trouble makers, encouraged by the CIA and the British Intelligence, MI6 to destabilize Hong Kong.

The ring leaders should be rounded up and if they are guilty of sedition they should be exiled to the US or UK to live the rest of their lives there to champion democracy.

The irony is when Hong Kong was a British colony the pro-democracy lobby was fast asleep when all the Governors were appointed by Britain. The Hong Kong people had no votes, no democracy for over 130 years.

And in case they forget the 'One Country Two Systems' principle does not mean that Hong Kong is an independent country. HK is a part of China.

And under the terms of the 'One Country Two Systems' principle, it will go on for 50 years from 1997. There are 33 years left before this principle is either dismantle or extended.

So why rock the Hong Kong boat now? It is self-defeating. Time is not on the pro-democracy lobby's side.

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Post time 2014-9-1 19:52:22 |Display all floors
"Democracy is like two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner." -- Ben Franklin

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Post time 2014-9-2 08:14:55 |Display all floors
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Post time 2014-9-2 09:17:57 |Display all floors
Pro-democracy Hong Kongers really should not worry too much with what seems like strong arm policies from Beijing. I am convinced that there are many very wise policy makers in China who know what they are doing. Take the case with the development of Macau, many may think that casino or resort-casino promotes gambling, but if you think deeper they serve many other functions as well. Gamblers will gamble no matter what, if there are no casinos in China, they will go somewhere else, they will gamble online or in illegal dens or speculate in some other thing. With resort casino, gamblers will be exposed to other forms of sensation which will take away some of their urge to gamble as a way of entertainment. My experience of visiting Macau reflected that the shopping need will take up some of my gambling money; the food and beverages used up some; the live performances (magic show/musical show) took up some. And because it provides wholesome entertainment, gamblers may visit with their families and the good time spent with their families may also help gamblers think less of gambling.
All in all, a resort casino city like Macau is able to divert away many gamblers' obsession with gambling in a subtle way.
That is why I always believe that many Chinese policy makers are wiser than what many think.

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Post time 2014-9-2 09:21:57 |Display all floors
"Beijing has to take measures to rule out any possibility of the opposition grabbing power."

Rather a frank admission!

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