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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:45 AM
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Proof that China can't be trusted
Monday, Mar 08, 2004,Page 8

So Chinese President Hu Jintao (???) thinks it is "necessary to review" the way the "one country, two systems" model is working in Hong Kong.

Since no details have been provided as to what such a review might consist of, it is hard to know whether we should feel pleased for the hapless citizens of Hong Kong or whether Hu's comment was in the vein of a mafia invitation to "See Naples and die."

Is Hu now ready to oust the conservative toady and utter incompetent Tung Chee-hwa (???) as chief executive, and make good on the territory's promised autonomy?

Or is he in fact about to admit that Beijing has no interest in preserving Hong Kong's autonomous status nor in introducing full democracy by 2007 that the Basic Law allows for -- and that he wants to change Hong Kong's relationship with Beijing to the same relationship that any other Chinese province or "autonomous region" has with the central government?
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seniorlover Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 01:03 AM
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1. I agree with you.
I live in mainland China.From the national media,we know that The gov doesn`t hope Hongkong people directly vote their own governer.There is no autonomy.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 03:45 AM
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2. Is Beijing prepared to suffer the consequences?
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 03:45 AM by Old and In the Way
Are they willing to pull back from the advances that have happened in the past 20 years by hammering HK's autonomy? I think it is a big risk. I don't see how China can get the cat back into the bag.
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