Beren wrote:Hongkonger is a fake identity created by Anglo imperialism. Your identity is like that of Mowgli's or Tarzan's, who considered themselves a wolf and a chimpanzee respectively due to an accident. Anglo imperialism was also such an accident in Chinese history and you're China's abducted and lost children she's legitimately reclaiming.
Other than those biologically having that relation, or those having a process of adoption, no one is entitled to have a parent-offspring relationship.
And apart from a brief time in 1277-78 no Chinese ruler had ever been to Hong Kong prior to 1997.Both
handovers of 1842 and 1997 had been power politics. It is absurd to try to describe them otherwise.
EDIT: It is also absurd to try to use these events to justify what they are doing now. I acknowledge that we are effectively asking (or for some of us, fighting
) to change what some people think as unchangeable, and I understand that not everybody is able to understand this.
EDIT 2: Nothing stays forever so
May I express my appreciation of this voice of sense.
Patten's stance is very clear, but as a professional government official, this is about the strongest he could ever say.
Although I am not sure whether "betray" is an accurate description. This would mean China and CCP had been on our side at least for a while. In reality, their intentions have been very clear (for at least 4 decades if not more).