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Monday, July 14, 2014

Prof. Michael Davis on recent developments in Hong Kong

Read his New York Times op-ed here

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Prof. Davis is to the point. However, in Hong Kong, if comments are made by a foreigner, especially an American or British person, the Chinese propaganda machine is immediately activated to retaliate by saying that it is an Anglo-American conspiracy to undermine China's exercise of sovereignty over a recovered Hong Kong.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 15, 2014 9:17:39 AM

If Hong Kong people believe that Beijing will hand them on a plate universal suffrage and they can choose a Chief Executive like Martin Lee, I have an oyster farm in Inner Mongolia for sale. The Communist Party won't lose control. It is not in their DNA.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 15, 2014 11:55:22 AM

The H K government has submitted its report to the Beijing authorities for consideration for the proposed 2017 electoral reforms. This so-called report is based on solicitation of public opinion of representative bodies and individuals. It is an understatement to say it is replete of distortions, misquotations and dubious interpretations.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 15, 2014 9:44:30 PM

Freedom of the press in H K has been restricted because of self-censorship and the business interests kowtowing to China, such as withdrawing advertisements in media perceived to be unfriendly to Beijing. I think both Martin Lee and Anson Chan have aroused some attention from the British and American media about China's further encroachment on Hong Kong's internat affairs, further ruining one country two systems.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 27, 2014 8:39:23 PM

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