China and USA are illusions.
There’s a deep distrust for Hongkongers about China even when our ancestors come from China I.e. our “Heong Har” or ancestry villages.
Between the lesser of EVILS if forced to choose – most Chinese Hongkongers will reluctantly choose Democracy in UK or USA, rather than Communism in China.
Of the 3 colonialists (Portuguese, Dutch, British), most people will agree that UK did more in different modern systems and infrastructures for Malaya than UK’s initial country looting.Same with Hong Kong, many older Hongkongers yearn the “good old Golden Age days of British rule in Hong Kong”.
Hong Kong was the proud “crown jewel” among Commonwealth countries for Britain.
China will never make Hong Kong great again.
Under the “one country, two systems” Hong Kong will become a lesser and lesser Chinese City unlike during the “Golden Age of Hong Kong” under Britain, many foreigners flock to Hong Kong for opportunities.
China does not want Hong Kong to be that powerful and prominent as Hong Kong was before the 1997 Handover from Britain to China.
That is why China integrated and “absorbed” Hong Kong into the Greater Bay Area and making Shenzhen even a greater economic power than Hong Kong.
Rule of law, secular law vs. Communist Law, Sharia law, Democracy vs. Socialism – which one you prefer?
In China’s 4,000 years history, the Chinese have always removed every one of the dozen or so Chinese Emperor Dynasties up until the Last Emperor Puyi.
Eventually we the Chinese will remove the 98-year old one-party Communist Party of China (founded in 1921) and replace it with Democracy. Just like the Fall of USSR and Communism around the world.
Chinese will follow little brothers Hongkongers because Mainland Chinese want Hong Kongers’ democracy and freedom.
Hongkongers will be the catalysts for change in China – not USA, not Trump.
We predict President Xi Jinping rule will “The Peak of the Communist Party of China” with Xi’s One Road, One Belt world domination, and the despicable new “1984 Big Brother” Social Credit System. After Xi, CPC will fall like USSR.
But China’s history has shown that Chinese are restless people wanting change and freedom.
Yes, there were lots of problems with any colonial imperialist country including USA (e.g. conquering Hawaii).
Hongkongers were not so attracted by UK PR status – which was irrelevant. Majority preferred Commonwealth Canada and Australia.
~ Opinion piece by Robren
Published: 20th June 2019.
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