Saturday, January 24, 2015

Government likes to make nice videos - spending a lot of money........

for example to show "happy" HKG people waiting for real democracy...........The reality is slightly different. Never we have seen so much poor & misery on the streets in HKG. Never we have seen so many mainlanders on the streets in HKG: Behaving bad, spitting, pushing, noisy. Yes, we know they bring a lot of money into the retail business & into the tourism sector. But the price is high.

Enjoy here one of the latest videos from HKG SAR government just related to CY Leungs policy address - it is just advertising:



And here a "masterpiece" called SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY - enjoy:



HAVE A NICE WEEKEND !

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekend Music Neil Young singing about a DREAM COME TRUE

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CY LEUNG POLICY ADDRESS 2015

Today CY Leung had his 3rd policy address - he tried in our opinion to put on a nice face & to be fair & just at least he is trying to do something. But with his loss of credibility after OCCUPY CENTRAL it seems to be very hard for him to step on some firm ground - anyhow here is the link to the full paper from gov dept.:
Just click here !

And here some specials out from foreign forces - in this case BBC news:

Hong Kong's CY Leung warns of 'anarchy' in policy speech

 
Angry scuffles broke out before CY Leung began his annual address, as John Sudworth reports
Hong Kong's leader CY Leung has said the need for economic growth outweighs calls for greater democracy, in his first annual policy address since last year's pro-democracy protests.
Mr Leung said Hong Kong would "degenerate into anarchy" if it gave in to demands for universal suffrage.
The speech was delayed as several pro-democracy members staged a protest in the legislature urging him to resign.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy street protests came to an end in December.
In the opening remarks of his speech to the legislative council, which was also posted online, Mr Leung said Hong Kong had to make a choice between "implementing universal suffrage and a standstill" in the economy.
He said he recognised the aspirations of the mostly student protesters who had paralysed parts of Hong Kong for more than two months last year calling for universal suffrage.
But he said they did not fully understand Hong Kong's laws, and that the territory had never been promised total political autonomy.
CY Leung delivers speech in Hong Kong parliament (14 Jan 2015)CY Leung faced multiple calls from protesters to resign - but stood firm
The reforms to take place in 2017 - under which people will be able to vote directly for the chief executive but from a list of candidates approved by Beijing - were "a big step forward for Hong Kong's democratic development".
"As we pursue democracy, we should act in accordance with the law, or Hong Kong will degenerate into anarchy," he warned.
He also promised to generate more affordable housing in Hong Kong - a major issue in the wealthy but small territory - by announcing a new subsidised housing scheme.
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Analysis: John Sudworth, BBC News, Shanghai
Another day and another angry exchange - business as usual then in the acrimonious realm of Hong Kong politics.
On one side, the yellow umbrellas came out in protest, and on the other, Hong Kong's chief executive repeated his mantra; China is sovereign, the constitution is clear, there can be no public nomination of election candidates. But, he suggested, democratic reform on these terms is surely better than none at all.
The trouble is, simply dismissing his opponents as people who fail to "properly understand" the rules is not a strategy that has so far helped lift his dismal approval rating. His pan-democrats know what the basic law says about the role of the nominating committee through which Beijing exercises its veto over who can stand. They just don't like it.
There's has never really been an argument about the technicalities of the constitution, but rather, it is one about a deep political aspiration. In his annual address today, Hong Kong's chief executive once again dismissed that aspiration as futile.
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Apartment buildings in Hong Kong (Feb 2014)The lack of affordable housing in Hong Kong has become a huge issue, particularly for young people
Mr Leung's speech was delayed by several minutes after members of the pan-democratic bloc walked through the Legislative Council waving yellow umbrellas - a symbol of the protest movement - and banners calling for universal suffrage and for Mr Leung to resign.
Pro-democracy members Raymond Chan and Albert Chan were removed from the chamber by security guards, while about 20 others walked out.
One legislator, Albert Ho, said Mr Leung was "simply acting as a messenger for the Beijing government and Beijing authority" and not in the interests of Hong Kong's people.
China's government has said that while there will be a free vote for the leadership in 2017, there should only be two to three candidates, chosen by a pro-Beijing committee.
Last year's protesters wanted full democracy and for Mr Leung - who was himself elected by a committee of 1,200 people - to resign, but he repeatedly refused.
While tens of thousands of people took part in the initial demonstrations which paralysed parts of central Hong Kong, numbers had fallen to a few hundred - mostly students - by the time police and bailiffs dismantled the last camps in mid-December.

OK _ more you can find on the web & on You Tube !

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Report on the Recent Community and Political Situation in Hong Kong

Here the latest report from our beloved administration (not call it government - because it is not).

http://www.2017.gov.hk/en/news/rcps_report.html

We did not read it to full extend (we will do this later & analyze) but it looks disgusting.

Here a very short cutting from that REPORT
 
quote
 
1.08 Hong Kong is a pluralistic society, different groups and people

may have different views towards constitutional development.

All along, constitutional development has been an extremely

controversial issue. After the NPCSC adopted the Decision,

there are still quite divergent opinions in the society regarding

how to implement universal suffrage for the CE election in

accordance with the relevant provisions of the Basic Law.

1.09 The series of unlawful rallies, including protests and assemblies

from end September 2014 to 15 December 2014, resulted in

blockages of trunk roads in a number of districts in Hong Kong

and aroused widespread concern in the community. As

constitutional development was one of the issues that th


participants of such unlawful assemblies were concerned, there

were suggestions that the HKSAR Government could reflect to

the Central Authorities the opinions of different sectors of the

community since the end of August 2014 regarding the Decision

as well as constitutional development in future.

1.10 After considering the constitutional arrangements and the latest

situation in the HKSAR, the HKSAR Government decided to

submit,

outside the “Five-step Processof constitutional

development, this

“Report on the Recent Community and

Political Situation in Hong Kong

” to the Hong Kong and Macao

Affairs Office of the State Council, to reflect objectively and

truthfully events related to constitutional development from

31 August 2014 to 15 December 2014 (the report period) and the

opinions and aspirations expressed by different sectors of the

community.

1.11 The Annexes and Appendices to this Report have captured the

important events related to constitutional development during

the report period, relevant statements made by various groups, as

well as related opinion polls for reference.

Disclaimer
1.12 This Report is written based on relevant events, statements, and

opinion polls obtained from public sources by the HKSAR

Government; and has covered all categories of opinions to the

best of our knowledge, though we cannot guarantee that opinions

ever expressed by each and every group or person are included.

1.13 In relation to the statements made by various groups and relevant

opinion polls included in the Annexes and Appendices to this

Report, the version published by the relevant organisations shall

prevail in case of any discrepancy.

1.14 This Report is a collection of materials in the public domain.

The HKSAR Government has not undertaken any independent

investigation to verify the accuracy of such materials. The

HKSAR Government shall not be held responsible if any person,

in using this Report, incurs any legal liability.
 
unquote
 
Read more & you will get more pissed !


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Some post Occupy comments here...................

WE COPY IN HERE ONCE AGAIN THE TEXT FROM MICHAEL CHUGANI - IT IS VERY MUCH THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WHOLE OCCUPY MOVEMENT !


When it finally ends - and end it will, peacefully or violently - can we go back to business as usual by telling ourselves it was just a passing storm? There are those who will push to do exactly that, to go back to the Hong Kong as it was before September 28. In that Hong Kong the tycoons ruled. They had a stranglehold on the lives of seven million people. They controlled our supermarkets, pharmacies, phone companies, property market and most other things you can think of.
High home prices forced ordinary families into tiny subdivided flats, it took 14 years of saving wages to afford a 400 sq ft flat, prison-sized flats of 180 sq ft had an asking price of HK$2 million, high rents forced small shops out of business, a million people earned less than HK$10,000 a month, the median wage was just HK$14,000, big business fought against the minimum wage, opposed standardised working hours, and wanted more mainland tourists even though the millions who came each year had already eroded our quality of life.
That was the Hong Kong before September 28. And it is the Hong Kong those with vested interests want to go back to when Occupy Central ends. But if they think they can pretend it is business as usual they've missed the message of Occupy. Once again I ask them to wake up and smell the revolution. Occupy is about much more than just democracy. It's about our wealth gap, stagnant wages, and young people stuck in dead-end jobs with no hope of upward mobility while our tycoons climb ever higher on the Forbes rich list.
Do you think Occupy would have erupted with such force if the government's rule book wasn't so skewed in favour of the ruling class? Would so many young people have so willingly braved the sting of tear gas if they weren't so disillusioned about their future? I had warned before of a lit fuse leading to a time bomb. Occupy turned out to be that bomb.
The old order has to go. How, I don't know, because it's too well entrenched. Like him or loathe him, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying did try to change things by taking on the tycoons with property cooling and other measures. He did take steps to tackle poverty and many other livelihood issues. That's why I found puzzling his remark that so-called genuine democracy would result in poor people dominating elections.
Can genuine democracy rid Hong Kong of the old order? Who knows, but it's pointless wondering about it. Beijing will never allow the Occupy movement's brand of democracy, which it fears will threaten national security. Our next chief executive will either be chosen through the existing undemocratic system if the Legislative Council votes down Beijing's reforms, or through one person one vote with screened candidates if Legco approves it.
Either way, the next leader and politicians will be playing with fire if they don't change their political playbook. Confrontation, Legco filibusters, grandstanding, and scoring cheap political points at the people's expense must give way to a new playbook on changing the old order. Otherwise, expect an even bigger explosion.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

35 dead in Shanghai stampede.................

it is said the panic broke out after some fake DOLLAR notes have been thrown from a building........

Here more on that tragic event:

Shanghai New Year's Eve stampede leaves at least 35 dead and 42 injured after thousands 'surged forward to grab fake DOLLARS thrown from a rooftop'

  • At least 35 people have been killed during a stampede in Shanghai as they waited for a New Years Eve countdown
  • 42 have been reported injured, and were taken to Shanghai General Hospital to be treated
  • The stampede may have been caused when the crowd surged forward trying to grab fake money thrown from a building in the square
  • The Bund area where the stampede happened is notorious for congestion on New Years because of the 3D light display just before midnight
  • Last year over 300,000 people packed into the area, spilling into the streets when public transport was shut down over safety concerns
  • Social media pictures show people lying on the ground and being resuscitated while police ring the area
  • The countdown had been cancelled earlier in the day out of fears of congestion and to discourage as many people from attending
 
At least 35 people have been killed in a stampede during the New Year's celebrations in Shanghai, which may have been caused by the crowd rushing to grab fake money thrown from the balcony of a building.
China's state-run Xinhua News Agency cited the Shanghai's government in saying that at least another 42 people have been injured and have been taken to Shanghai General Hospital.
The deaths and injuries occurred in Chen Yi Square, in city's waterfront Bund area, which attracted 300,000 people last New Years Eve and is notorious for causing severe congestion at major events.
 
A stampede during Shanghai's New Year celebrations has allegedly killed 35 people and injured another 42
A stampede during Shanghai's New Year celebrations has allegedly killed 35 people and injured another 42
Official news service, Xinhua, reported that the stampede began at 11.35pm local time, and a witness has claimed the deathly stampede occurred when people in the crowd rushed to grab fake money, reported Business Insider.
Xinhua news agency reported that many of the injured were students, and that President Xi Jinping had requested an immediate inquest into the cause of the incident.

Distressed relatives congregated at Shanghai General Hospital, reportedly showing frustration over withheld information.
'Many relatives have asked to go inside and asked the hospital to give us a list of the injured, including the conscious and unconscious ones who are being treated in there, but nobody got back to us,' said one relative, identified as Fran.


 
A stampede happens during a New Year celebrations in the bund area in east China's Shanghai early Thursday morning local time
A stampede happens during a New Year celebrations in the bund area in east China's Shanghai early Thursday morning local time
Chaos: The cause of the stampede is not yet know
Chaos: The cause of the stampede is not yet know
Crushed: A New Year’s Eve stampede has killed 35 people in Shanghai, according to Chinese state media
'Six hours have passed, but we still don’t have any information,' she said.
At Shanghai Number One People's Hospital, relatives of some of the injured were prevented from entering by almost 20 police vehicles.
'We don't know what is happening but we can't get in to see him,' said the uncle of an injured 12-year-old boy, reported 9News.
Social media posts show at least one person doing chest compressions on a shirtless person, while another lies on the ground nearby.
Another photo shows the area ringed by police, sectioning off the Bund area.
 
Scene: A picture published by Xinhua showed police lined up around the event, trying to calm people down

Officials say at least 35 people have been killed at the New Year event in the bund area in the city
Graphic: Multiple people lay on the ground in some of the pictures, seemingly dead or injured
South China Morning Post reporter George Chen posted to Twitter that the stampede occurred right before midnight.
'As a native of Shanghai, I believe this is the worst (very rare) stampede incident in Shanghai history in recent decades. Shock!!' he said via Twitter.
Pictures show family members clashing with security personnel at Shanghai General Hospital.
The Huangpu District government announced earlier in the day that the New Years Eve countdown show had been moved to the Bund Origin area to help improve traffic flow and avoid congestion, reported Shanghai Daily.
Images released from earlier in the day on Weibo showed crowds gathered and packed tightly into the area.
 
The significant rise in popularity area as a New Years destination over the last three years is believed to be a result of the 3D laser display
The significant rise in popularity area as a New Years destination over the last three years is believed to be a result of the 3D laser display
The 3D laser display is beamed on nearby buildings just before the countdown to the new year
The 3D laser display is beamed on nearby buildings just before the countdown to the new year
The laser display was scheduled to last ten minutes, ending with the midnight fireworks.
The laser display was scheduled to last ten minutes, ending with the midnight fireworks.
Local media reported at Christmas that an official countdown at the Bund had been canceled this year because of overcrowding last year.
Crowds of over 300,000 people attended last year's countdown, growing from 100,000 when the event was organised three years ago.
Local media reports that in the past two years the Bund was severely congested by as early as 9pm.
The significant rise in popularity area as a New Years destination over the last three years is believed to be a result of the 3D laser display beamed on nearby buildings just before the countdown to the new year.
The laser display was scheduled to last ten minutes, ending with the midnight fireworks.

Security personnel and policemen stand next to an entrance to a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai
Shock: A victim's friend covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai
Shock: A victim's friend covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai
Relatives of a victim hug as they wait at a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated in Shanghai January 1, 2015
At least 35 people were killed and 42 were injured in a stampede during a New Year's celebration on the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai
In 2014 more than 300,000 people flocked to the area, causing an havoc in the city when a lack of adequate public transport forced revelers to walk home.
The closest train to the Bund, the Nanjing Road E. subway station on Line 2, was closed out of safety concerns, pushing those who attended the countdown into private vehicles and onto the streets.
Zhao Ziyu, an office worker in Shanghai, said that the cancellation had been a disappointment after the events of last year.
'I spent two hours in a bar after the countdown. I still did not get a taxi and had to walk all the way home,' she said.
 
Angry family members clash with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims were sent
Angry family members clash with security personnel in a hospital where some of the victims were sent
Security personnel use chairs to barricade themselves against family members of the stampede victims
Security personnel use chairs to barricade themselves against family members of the stampede victims
'The show itself was very good — a party for citizens. I still think they should find a way to disperse the crowd.'
The cancellation of the countdown this year is believed to have to been a preemptive move to dissuade as many people from attending.
However the famed light show continued as planned, with a further private light display held in the Waitanyuan area at the intersection of the Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River.
The light show was 'civilisation' themed, decorated with a scheme of bronze, blue and white porcelain, and terra cotta.
Relatives attempt to identify their family from the pictures taken of stampede victims in hospital
Families of stampede victims take photos of official images released by the hospital     
In 2014 more than 300,000 people flocked to the area, causing an havoc in the city when a lack of adequate public transport forced revelers to walk home
In 2014 more than 300,000 people flocked to the area, causing an havoc in the city when a lack of adequate public transport forced revelers to walk home
The aftermath of the stampede shows a desolate street strewn with rubbish and trampled belongings
The aftermath of the stampede shows a desolate street strewn with rubbish and trampled belongings
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892994/Shanghai-New-Year-s-Eve-stampede-kills-35-thousands-packed-Bund-watch-light-25-minutes-midnight.html#ixzz3NYwsux4z
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

CY LEUNG HERE SPEAKING AT MTR OPENING CEREMONY

CY Leung is repeating himself:
Genuine universal suffrage is only based on the BASIC LAW & by the framework set-up by the mainland government.................................... 

So what do you have to say on your own Mr. CY Leung ? We just wonder when a person like this is speaking so much with a "mainland mouth" - what is your job then here in HKG ? Preparing us for 2046 - you will not be here anymore, many of us also - but our children & grandchildren will be here at that year and after. Lets hope the "concrete heads" in Beijing some day start recognizing what is the real world around them.....Being a member in the UN security council & stopping 3 students from going to Beijing - what are they scared of ?
 
Here that wonderful speech of CY Leung during today MTR Island extension ceremony ! Sorry CY it will not be the last time somebody will bother you during your public appearances.
 

AGAIN CY SHOWS HOW "LOYAL" HE IS TO HKG PEOPLE.............................

Democracy protest greets CY Leung at MTR ceremony

27-12-2014

videoProtesters shouted slogans demanding true democracy at CY Leung

Protesters at the ceremony. Photo: Stella Tsang
About a dozen members from the League of Social Democrats have staged a protest in Kennedy Town, where the Chief Executive CY Leung was officiating an opening ceremony for the MTR's West Island Line. They shouted slogans demanding genuine universal suffrage and calling on Mr Leung to step down. In his speech, Mr Leung said there are always people who think that by being loud, they're speaking the truth. He said the only genuine universal suffrage is that based on the Basic Law and the framework set out by Beijing.The rail line will officially open Sunday with the first train starting at 6am.






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