I always wondered what would happen when the city would be turned over to the Communist Chinese. I understand this current round of problems started when the Beijing government told the folks in Hong Kong that were allowed to have elections, but Beijing would select the candidates!
In my opinion, the Beijing government has three choices;
- Move in and destroy the students' protests (and kill a large number of them). Then set up "re-education camps" to show the survivors the errors of their ways. Remember Tienanmen Square.
- Move in and substantially limit the power of Hong Kong by destroying much of its infrastructure, then recreating the city in their own image. Remember Saigon.
- Give Hong Kong what they want and set them on a path to becoming their own nation, like Singapore.
There was talk of creating a lapel pin in the shape of an umbrella, the symbol of the fight for democracy in Hong Kong. Where can I buy one?