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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution - part I



From a civil point of view, I need to congratulate the People of Hong Kong and wish them all the best in their endeavors!

From a psychic point of view, it's a little different!

I will tune to most events and quotations of politicians and activists, to see and feel the outcome and the events to be.  This cannot be done accurately unless i cover all aspects of the conflict and the people behind the scenes of course!

This first part will focus on the events to be concerning this REVOLUTION:

The Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholar began protesting outside the government headquarters on 22 September 2014 against the NPCSC's decision: 22/09/2014= 4+9+7=2.  A revolution with a path no. 2 is bound to success, as it is about freedom and equality. The peaceful orientation, that was obtained from the beginning will always be the best asset and convincing tool to sell the HK idea to the world. No point ruining the city to repair it later.

The HK people, are very much responsible and talented when it comes to expressing their needs and dreams to the public view.  HK, will always be regarded as a very advanced culture and country, the pressure that lays on their shoulders is immense as I sense this can be the start of something huge in Asia and it's influential regional power houses.

Will Hong Kong get democracy? Probably not.

Top Communist party officials have put their full weight behind the proposal for committee-vetted candidates, and have shown no sign that they’ll be willing to heed protesters’ demands. Above all, Beijing fears that the city, if left to its own devices, would choose a pro-democratic candidate, potentially planting the seeds for a movement to break away from mainland control. And for a leadership already grappling with separatist movements in the western regions Tibet and Xinjiang, any sort of successful independence movement would set an unthinkable precedent.

The civil disobedience campaign is about more than open elections – it’s about the future of the city’s relationship with Beijing.

The central government has been slowly and systematically tightening its grip over the city, leading the HK residents to feel politically marginalized and economically squeezed. Real estate markets have flooded with mainland money, making home ownership prohibitively expensive. Local media outlets have begun to rigorously self-censor, for fear of losing advertisers. Outspoken voices have been threatened, even attacked.

But, and it's a massive BUT:

This month, the HK protesters need to reach a certain level of communication with the outside world, to gain support against the Chinese machine, if not, I see them being resigned to failure by December as many will return to normal life as pressure isn't paying off. I even sense a huge drop in productivity and the city appearance will be affected by this huge drop in hours worked and strike activities.

to be continued...

Photo: Mettacenter.org

3 comments:

  1. Protesters should stop calling for democracy. Come on, they just wont get it!

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  2. As an HK resident, i think the prediction is true. Its been difficult to run daily chores because of the rally. I hope we get something from this, if not democracy per se, at least a message to Beijing than we are not happy.

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  3. Tama ang prediction! China praises hong kong for not giving in to protesters!

    http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/79045-china-commends-hong-kong-stability-despite-protests?utm_content=bufferc5362&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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