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Marie Jost

"With current CE Leung Chun-ying seen as a Beijing lackey, a legislature controlled by Establishment figures and an economy dominated by tycoons, ordinary citizens have little choice but to turn to the streets to be heard.

China’s rulers and their Hong Kong proxies should listen, if only out of self-interest. Democracy is no panacea, but it makes those in power more accountable to the citizenry. To the argument that China would not allow more freedom in Hong Kong because it would create a precedent for the Chinese mainland and threaten the ruling Communist Party, the right response is that it’s about time Beijing understands the aspirations of some of its people."

According to China, I am now an "official foreign meddler for my support of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Rarely has something meant as condemnation made me so proud!

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:...he key to China's soft power hinges on modernizing Chinese culture instead of marketing its ancient heritage.

Such cultural modernization includes not only more appealing cultural products and business innovations, but also fundamental reforms in the Chinese body politic.

To paraphrase the wise words of Confucius, perhaps Chinese leaders should worry less about having little soft power abroad and more about building up a prosperous, free, and just society at home."

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Crowd in Admiralty singing the Beyond song that has become the anthem of the Democracy Movement. (All those years of singing karaoke have paid off, a lot of people in HK are very good at singing. :))

Live 4-screen feed from the demonstration areas in Hong Kong--TVB-Live, now TV, AppleHK, onTV--

Joshua Wong of Scholarism, one of the student leaders of the protests in Hong Kong, appealing for international support for the Hong Kong Umbrella (democracy) movement. The June 4th Event he refers to is more commonly known as the Tianamen Square Massacre in the West.

A clear explanation in English of this important group of cultural figures and their role in Hong Kong during this critical time.

If the system of governing HK doesn't change, an ever growing number of discontented people with stunted or non-existent careers and no political outlet for change will have little choice but to engage in social and economic disruption to be heard.

CY Leung's response to the articles that appeared in the foreign news media yesterday in which he discussed the nominating committee and how it cannot be representative of the HK populace, because too many of them are poof.

No where in today's statement does he backtrack, deny, or clarify those remarks on not wanting "too much" representation from the poor and disadvantaged in the city.

More on the CE's candid remarks about why HK will never have direct elections for CE--because that would give the poor (a large percentage of HK residents--pushing 50%--a voice in how the city is run!

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In Memoriam Leslie Cheung 1956-2003 Our Leslie, beautiful like a flower. I love you today and always-- a part of my heart beats for you alone, tonight a ...Read more

Favorite Movies Happy Together, Viva Erotica, Chinese Ghost Story, Hero, Cabaret, Persuasion, Talk to Her, Sex and Lucia, classic Hollywood films from the 30s and 40s
Gender female
Languages Spoken english, french, spanish
Favorite Music Flamenco, Leslie Cheung, Baroque, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Daniel Lanois, Javier Garcia, Celia Cruz, Ricardo Arjona, Chambao

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