September 30, 2004

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Ways to tell the HK elections are over

When Beijing says they intend to take a "bigger role" in Hong Kong affairs, it can only mean one thing: the nice guy act is over and its clampdown time again. The relatively poor showing of Democrats in the election would no doubt have also encouraged those that care in Beijing about their troublesome southern city. What it really means going forward is Beijing's previous aloof approach to HK affairs is over and the next Chief Executive will be reminded his duty will be to do Beijing's will, not represent the people of HK. There is zero chance of universal suffrage in 2007/8 and the chances for 2012 are getting slimmer as well.

Hong Kong is going to gain a firmer understanding of the "one country" part of the famous "one country, two systems" slogan.

posted by Simon on 09.30.04 at 10:07 AM in the


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