On 10th anniversary of usurpation of Hong Kong by China

China is China, and Hong Kong is Hong Kong, and never the twain shall meet. The past decade saw a civilizational clash between China and Hong Kong in terms of core values like democracy, civil liberty, and rule of law. The gulf, and the source of conflict, beween China and Hong Kong is cultural rather than economic or political. The "One Country, Two Systems" policy proves inadequate, if not ineffective, because, as the thousands of years of imperial China experience demonstrates, ideology, such as nationalism and patriotism, is a weak glue to hold together people otherwise lacking cultural sources of community.

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