How likely is the Republic of Hong Kong to emerge?

Jan 6, 2010  HONG KONG - On January 1, 2010, thirty thousand protesters went to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to file different complaints thereto. Among the complaints, two are most conspicuous, namely (1) the political reform of Hong Kong with the ultimate goal of universal suffrage of the legislature and the chief executive, and (2) the release of Liu Xiaopo. The yearly New Year Day Rally held on January 1, 2010 is noticeably different from its past instances where protesters always spared the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR.

What a Puppet Regime!

A unanimous consensus forged by local political commentators is that the emergence of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR to become the new target of Hong Kong protesters is of vital significance, that is, Hong Kong people are so disappointed with the HKSAR puppet regime that they ignore the HKSAR puppet regime and therefore start to take on the paramount Chinese political presence in Hong Kong. Political science scholars in China explain the change in three aspects:

Three :No;s

China no longer relies upon the HKSAR government; instead, China has gained full control over Hong Kong, economically and politically. A common remark made by Chinese political commentators, :there will be no .two systems・, if Hong Kong・s economy dwindles away;, is becoming more convincing. With the Hong Kong・s economy being dependent on China nowadays, the :one country; principle increasingly surpasses the :two systems; principle.

Hong Kong people no longer bank on the HKSAR government. If China is interested in any Hong Kong persons who can, and will, bring fortune to their Chinese counterparts in China, the Hong Kong persons will be Hong Kong・s entrepreneurs rather than high-ranking Hong Kong government officials. The former invested in China as early as the late 1970s. By contrast, the latter did not even meet with their Chinese counterparts until the Handover Ceremony held on July 1, 1997.

HKSAR government is no longer a middleman between Hong Kong・s entrepreneurs and China. It is an open secret that the HKSAR government no longer plays any role in the communication between China and any large Hong Kong-based company. Conversely, large Hong Kong-based companies play an important role in the small-circle election of the HKSAR chief executive.

January 1, 2010 is the starting day of the political tug of war between Hong Kong・s democrats and China, with HKSAR government standing on the sidelines. It is a day of history, because it ushers in an era of an unfathomable rift between Hong Kong people and the Beijing regime. In this regard, HKSAR will be an onlooker, as opposed to a buffer. Undoubtedly, the Beijing regime clandestinely hopes that :one country; notion will prevail. With the :two systems; policy being nominal and worthless, the Republic of Hong Kong, though a political taboo, will be the last refuge of Hong Kong・s diehard democrats for certain.

Republic of Hong Kong

The Republic of Hong Kong, if created, will definitely be a brainchild of China, because China proves unfit to meet Hong Kongers・ needs as decently as the UK did but heavy-handedly tags the leaders of Hong Kong・s democrats as Chinese traitors and separatists. China・s uncompromising condemnation of Hong Kong people・s craze for democracy is comparable to fanning flames in a fireplace or chasing a dog into a blind ally. Although China is good at bolting the door to beat the dog, Hong Kong is always unfenced and open to the world. With support from the international community, the Republic of Hong Kong is not only a dream, but an option for Hong Kong people indeed. @