[ Random political mumbling intensifies ]
Kinda disappointed at how the whole China - HK incident is unfolding at the moment. I’m definitely not chairman jeffrey wu pissed off about it, but more so annoyed how even in this modern society that this happening.
To begin with, I do not understand why china still claims to ‘own’ Hong Kong. As far as I am aware the only reason they want to own it is so they can be like ‘ive got suck a big dick cause i own an extra country… look at muh power”. I do not believe they have positively affected HK in any recent events because HK has pretty much been an independent and self-sustaining country pre and post war if you ignore military efforts. There is no reason why China should have any power over HK and this is why many people sitll be believe HK is an independent country which China has no rights to.
In a very poor comparison, it is like how Britain has no reasl power over Australia even in modern society despite the fact that it was colonized (rightfully or not) by British people. And look now, they have no influence in any way and does not really impact our lives. Yet for some reason even though China did not ‘discover’ Hong Kong they hold so much power over it, this is if you discount the british hand over, since HK would be doing as it is now even without having been handed over to china.
So what have they done to piss off HK people? China basically selects candidates that can run for governor (i think that is the title? equiv of president, prime minister if you must) of HK. Then the citizens get to choose from those selected people. So basically if China does not select a good governor, there is no way in fuck that HK can choose a good one because their choices are limited. This also brings the issue of corruption, if all candidates chosen are dodgy… then HK is basically fucked because they have no choice of who gets the seat.
In another shitty comparison, it is as if someone offered you all the money in the world. Except you cannot use any of it. And the whole tear gas incident was pretty shit move by the government considering the citizens have been conducting a peaceful protest without any incidents that I know of yet. (props to them). And funnily enough one of the high heads within the police if not might have been current governer made a press release that they will use the lowest violence they can, when he really meant to say something else, since the syllables in the word are quite similar. Although im too sure how to translate that part, its a pretty dumb mishap for him which would be quite embarassing since you do not use violence against innocent people who have done nothing wrong….
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