China Is Hong Kong’s Future

Paul Chong/24 October 2014



Hong Kong – Occupy Central

Hong Kongers, Hong Kongese or Hongkees, whatever name the people in Hong Kong like to be known as, are like “frogs in the well” . . . so confined & restricted in their outlook that they don’t know the realities of life in the outside world. For far too long (156 stolen years) they have been “kidnapped, forcibly occupied, indoctrinated & influenced by an evil imperial regime whose domination is no less evil in India, Malaysia & other colonies.

You know the world would have been a better place now if Adam & Eve hadn’t failed to disobey God about eating the forbidden fruit. Western media are more cunning & devious than the Devil in controlling the hearts & minds of people. It is not the object of this writing to detail their acts, but the diagram below demonstrates clearly:

The Propaganda Macine

For example, Hana Alberts, an editor & writer for Forbes & alternatively for the weekly HK Magazine, must have got rocks in his head when he wrote in his article “We Are All Hongkongers” of a “borrowed place living on borrowed time”. This is clearly a journalistic lie & propaganda of western media to create instability & further insinuating with the question of constantly ”struggling with identity issues”.

If the people in Hong Kong know their root & genealogy, they will understand that they are Chinese . . . yes, nothing but Chinese with ancestral ties in Mainland China. A large part of them are Cantonese, having come from the province of Guangdong. The national language medium of Mandarin is understood by most in Hong Kong. There’s no question of “identity issues.” Before taking flight, you must fundamentally know your root.

From the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23 (King James Version):

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.” This clearly illustrates the notion that things cannot change their innate nature.

Hong Kong was & is part of China. It was the British who usurped Hong Kong through an unfair treaty. Britain was evil & avaricious to gain a foothold onto China and for 156 years ruled Hong Kong without democracy or free speech. In fact, the Chinese were treated as “dogs”. There were privileged clubs & designated areas where “Chinese & Dogs Are Prohibited”. Humiliation suffered by the people then may not be known by the present generation of Hong Kong.

There is no question of “borrowed time”. Hong Kong is China’s. Its sovereignty lies with China. With due respect & honour, peace & goodwill, no other western power should intervene or interfere with China’s internal affairs. Of course, outside forces are just waiting for things to go wrong, but China is no longer the “sick man” of Asia.

China is changing. It is not perfect, but will get better & better with the passage of time. No Utopia or Shangrila exists in this world. In fact, no visitor to Hong Kong or China can visibly fathom or see any evidence of “communistic characteristics”. Under the “one country two systems”, the Rule of Law, free speech & the right to protest are protected . . . something which the Hong Kong people never had under the British. The idea of any kind of democracy was first introduced by the Chinese government with adopting the Basic Law in 1990 including the commitment that in 2017 the territory’s chief executive would be elected by universal suffrage. It also spelt out the nomination of candidates would be a matter for a nominating committee. Democracy activists claim that China’s plans will allow it to screen out the candidates it doesn’t want.

Hong Kong people are forgetting that all its past 28 governors were appointed by the British government & was ruled from 6,000 miles away in London. All colonies failed to realise the suffering of classical exploitation with drainage trade benefiting the colonial masters.

There are complicated problems that require great long term insight & administrative skills, so decisions cannot be hastily made nor can it be trusted to the average Chinese citizens. The Chinese system of governance/democracy has won favour with lots of global academicians. Need I say more . . . results of economic growth & development in the last thirty years speak louder than words. Hong Kong no doubt has had its fair share.

I fail to understand the Hong Kong people’s resentment at mainlander’s success & the extent of looking down on the mainlanders – their own kind. This is really deplorable.

It’s a civil disobedience movement which began in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014. It calls for thousands of protestors to block roads & paralyse Hong Kong’s financial district if the Beijing & Hong Kong governments do not agree to implement universal suffrage for the chief executive election 2017 & the Legislative Council elections in 2020 according to “international standards.” The movement was initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, in January 2013.

Millions have been lost since this Occupy Central started. Occupy Central was to be carried out with Love & Peace. But in exercising their rights to assemble, they are encroaching upon the rights of others. It’s unlawful when you deprive others of their livelihood such as the taxi drivers, bus drivers, business operators & others. This upheaval is causing Hong Kong to lose its role as the gateway to China

The Law has been more than patient. In the 17 years since the return, China has, whatever the gainsayers might suggest, overwhelmingly honoured its commitment to the principle of “one country, two systems”. The same mus understandably be shown by these young protestors. The golden era enjoyed by the Hong Kong people is not result of the British but of the Chinese.

Hong Kong got rich because of China. It fed an ego & an arrogant attitude when the Hong Kong Chinese came to enjoy a much higher standard of living than the mainlanders. This resulted in their arrogance of looking down on the mainlanders as being inferior peasants, poor, ignorant & uncouth. To look down on your own kind is unforgivable and they want to be associated with the westerners because of material wealth or status.

Shanghai, Shenzhen & Guangzhou would soon surpass Hong Kong. Initially, China might have needed Hong Kong but it is not really as true now. Hong Kong now would be in trouble without China. Since the return of Hong Kong China has given more & more without taking even the taxes. Hong Hong Chinese are enjoying a life style all mainlanders would be envy of.

You are urged to stop monkeying around. All things considered, stop being idealistic but be pragmatic. Hong Kong is the “Pearl of the Orient”. Don’t spoil it. China is proud of it & would do no harm to it. China is Hong Kong’s future. because oKong governments do not agre

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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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China building military base in the Spratly Islands to control entire South China Sea; drops plans to invade Philippines’ Zhongye Island

China building military base in the Spratly Islands to control entire South China Sea; drops plans to invade Philippines’ Zhongye Island. (CLICK )

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


China: Miner Survived 17 Years Underground

PC/29 Sept2014


Survivor’s face of extreme mixed emotion

    On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 

  – Chile’s 33 miners were trapped in a half-mile underground for 69 days, when part of their mine collapsed, and for 17 days they were feared dead. They were later saved in a 24 hour, $20m rescue operation and were welcomed as national heroes – setting the new world record for the Longest time survived underground after a mining accident.

Now the above record is broken by a Chinese miner Cheung Wai who survived for 17 years underground.

In China mining accidents happen all the time in the tens or hundred – especially in unauthorised mines.

This case is unique deserving a special mention.

A group of coal miners from the western province of Xinjiang had an unbelievable surprise when the gallery they were excavating opened up on a section of an old mine, that was abandoned 17 years ago after an earthquake that caused some large sections of the tunnels to collapse. While they were exploring the galleries, they stumbled upon Cheung Wai, a 59-year old survivor from the 1997 accident, obviously in a rather bad shape. He was immediately taken to the hospital where a complete evaluation of his physical and mental states will be done over the next weeks.

The poor man had remained trapped underground with the bodies of 78 of his dead coworkers, after an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.8 hit the region and caused the wooden support structure of the mine to crumble and collapse. Somehow lucky in his misfortune, Mr. Cheung was saved by the fact that some ventilation duct still connected his underground prison to the surface, allowing him access to air that was  sufficiently pure to keep him alive.

He managed to survive thanks to an emergency stash of rice and water, stored in an underground depot, conceived especially for this kind of case. The man complemented his diet by catching and eating the countless rats that pullulate in the mine, as well as collecting large quantities of some sort of phosphorescent moss, which constituted his only source of vitamins. Even though he was suffering from great physical and mental stress, he managed to give proper burials to all of his comrades, spending almost a year in this great selfless act.

Mining accidents remain common in China despite growing measures by the government to reduce the problem, which killed more than 4000 miners a year at the beginning of the millenium. Over the last years, the authorities have been cracking down on many unregulated mining operations, which account for almost 80 percent of the country’s 16,000 mines. The closure of about 1,000 dangerous small mines last year helped to cut in half the average number of miners killed, to about six a day, in the first months of this year, according to governmental statistics.

The case of Mr. Cheung remains unique and constitutes a world record, according to  the Guinness Book of Records.

UPDATE: 3 September 2014

According to World News Daily Report – There were some doubts that this incredible & heartening news may be false in all probability?


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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Evaporative Cooler to Run Without Electricity

Source: Chinese Business View Published: 2014-8-19

Non-Electric Cooler

Inventor Zhang Kai adjusts an evaporative cooler he and his father designed to run without electricity. Photo: CFP

According to media report recently a junior high school teacher and his son in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province invented an evaporative cooler that works without electricity thus saving on utility bills..

History teacher Zhang Zizhi teamed up with his son, Zhang Kai, a college freshman majoring in electronic and information engineering, to design a cooler that works much like conventional evaporative coolers – except without an electric water pump.

“This can be useful in a tent while camping in summer,” said the elder Zhang.

According to their tests, the device is capable of cooling an average-sized room by 2 C in 10 minutes.

Standing 1.2-meters tall, the cooler consists of a metal frame with eight pieces of wet fabric hanging closely together to act as cooling pads.

Instead of using a pump to draw water onto the pads, water flows from a plastic water tank placed above the cooler.

Water flow is regulated with a drip-valve from a standard IV bag.

As hot air passes through the wet fabric, the water slowly evaporates. Water molecules are then dispersed and absorb heat from the hotter air. The larger the cooling pads, the more water evaporates.

It takes two liters of water every three hours.

The Zhangs said the device cost 60 yuan ($9.77) to build.

The father-son team seeks to develop an automatic water feeding device and replace the metal racks with a collapsible plastic frame in order to further cut costs.

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Mahatma Gandhi – Turning Adversity to Victory



. . . when one responds appropriately & spontaneously to problematic situations & rise above them.

That’s how greatness take root.

Act rather than react.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Here we see how Mahatma Gandhi turned

adversity to victory . . .

When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him.

Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him , as he expected . . . there were always “arguments” and confrontations.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at              the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said, “Mr Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”

Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You do not worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table. 

Mr. Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.

Mr. Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. “Mr Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters , smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?” 

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr. Peters, by this time was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to Gandhi.

Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

















































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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


China’s Unprecedented Peaceful Rise to Greatness



Historically in the West, the path to great power was achieved mainly through wars, conquest, aggression, destruction, exploitation, enslavement, executions, looting & such like evils.

Starting with Portugal in the 15th Century, the first great global seaborne power with an empire stretching from Brazil, across the Atlantic, to both West and East Africa, through to the Indian Ocean with an outpost in Goa and thence to the Western Pacific in Macau.  Following Portugal, the rise of the next eight great powers: Spain, the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and the United States.

The US, the most voluble critic & the self-acclaimed champion of democracy, has surpassed all others in its pursuit of greatness . . . but at what costs to humanity! By all reckoning, history shows atrocious policies of slavery, the genocide of native American Indians, wars and territorial acquisitions (notably from Mexico), the control of neighbouring countries in the Caribbean through the expulsion of other powers, the imposition of the Monroe Doctrine declaring Latin America a US sphere of influence, culminating in the Spanish-American war whereby Washington acquired Puerto Rico (as well as Guam and the Philippines) and expelling Spain from Cuba.

Till US of today, nothing positive emerged from its interference in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine . . . not forgetting the wars in Korea & Vietnam. It boasts of hundreds or thousands of  military bases the world over.

British diplomacy & so-called intervention are most exemplary in their quest for power. I can never forget studying in my school days about British intervention in Malaya (present day Malaysia) & India. But the worst crime committed by the British was swarming China with opium addiction through its commercial vehicle the East India Company.

China has never been more humiliated by the conglomeration of foreign powers as during the waning years of Qing Dynasty. It was a free-for-all encroachment & territorial grab. China was literally on its knees. In the words of Sun Yat-sen, China was a “poly-colony” with multiple countries helping themselves to bits and pieces of Chinese territory in what were called “spheres of influence”.

The way of the western powers, Japan included, was (and still is) essentially to cause chaos & disorder before seeking to impose their order. This is indeed bellicose, brutal & horrifically barbaric. No way can the western powers hold up their heads & to responsibly advise China what to do.

China’s peaceful rise to great power status”, a term coined by Chinese thought leader Zheng Bijian in 2005 will be by the way of peace & prosperity for all humanity. Meritoriously, China has achieved its success that has never been known before.

China does not & will not follow the Western path. It has a success formula all its own – political, economic or social. It’s building ties & friendship all over from Asia, Europe, Russia, Africa right to South America, Canada & US included.

China does not have to feel ashamed of its historical humiliation. The Chinese dragon is a benevolent creature & revered as such. There will be showers of blessings & rain of prosperity for all.

China’s claim to greatness will rest on its ethics & will continue to astonish the world by the speed & scale of its economic growth & power. It owes no apology to any nation. In fact, the aforesaid countries, Japan no exception, owe apologies to China.

History cannot be changed, not by legislation nor any means.

China has always been & always will be on making friends rather than enemies

with  foreign powers.

The righteous shall rise

Evil shall fall.

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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


Undersea High-Speed Rail Linking China with Taiwan?


In recent years of the 21st century China has initiated trade & cultural links with Taiwan in its attempt to welcome its “prodigal” return to

motherland. There have been even some hopeful exchanges at party level.

Here’s positively a great idea for a physical embrace by way of building an undersea high-speed rail linkage between them . . . never the bond be set apart.

Source: Beijing Times & Wikipedia

Wang Mengshu, a railway expert from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Engineering, said China plans to build an undersea high-speed rail line between Fujian and Taiwan, linking the “renegage province” with the mainland. This will necessitate the construction of a 150 kilometre undersea cross-strait tunnel.

The Taiwan Strait Tunnel Project is a proposed undersea tunnel to connect Pingtan in China to Hsinchu in northern Taiwan as part of the G3 Beijing–Taipei Expressway. First proposed in 1996, the project has since been subject to a number of academic discussions and feasibility studies, including by the China Railway Engineering Corporation. The route between Pingtan and Hsinchu was chosen because of its short distance (compared to other proposed routes) and its relative geological stability (in a region frequented by earthquakes). One expert from the Chinese Academy of Engineering suggested in 2005 that the Taiwan Strait Tunnel Project was one of five major undersea tunnel projects under consideration for the next twenty to thirty years.

Currently, the project is not considered viable due to lack of interest from the Taiwanese, staggering costs and unsolved technical problems. At nearly 150 km, the proposed tunnel would be nearly three times longer than the Channel Tunnel. In addition, Taiwan is concerned about the tunnel’s potential use by China in aggressive military actions. Nonetheless, in July 2013, the Chinese State Council approved plans for the project,[ although this “approval” is practically meaningless. Construction would still require approval by the Taiwanese government, which is highly unlikely.

Perhaps, an independent statesman of international standing like Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore would help to bridge & bring about the reconciliation between the two.

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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


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