Monday, November 10, 2014


Really super cheap: CY Leung going to Beijing and gets the BIG BREAKTROUGH on that shabby HKG / SHA stock connect - WOW MR Leung we all really have to say HURRAY ! What a "good person" you are. Doing so much good things for the HKG money elite ! And surely the decision for this difficult project was mostly DELAYED by the BAD STUDENTS & YOU, YES YOU MR CY LEUNG WITH YOUR SMART WORDS COULD NOW SOLVE THAT PROBLEM IN BEIJING !

Xi Jinping gives Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying a gift over Occupy demands


Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2. He also edits the weekly science and technology page in Sunday Morning Post.

The Occupy movement has always fought on two fronts: "real" democracy and the collapse of the Leung Chun-ying administration.
But it's now clear, even to its own leaders, that the immediate goal of full democratisation is unreachable, at least for the 2017 chief executive election.
So there has now been a tactical shift. The student leaders are seeking what they hope is achievable: the de-legitimisation and collapse of the government.
In that sense, the movement has morphed into the long-standing goal of the pan-democratic camp from the first day that Leung took over as chief executive - to expose his political illegitimacy.
The pan-dems' campaign of total non-cooperation must be understood in this context, though it risks the ire of the public, which may well blame them as much as the government for doing nothing.
In recent weeks student leaders have made more conciliatory statements towards Beijing. This includes saying their goal was never to challenge the authority of the central government; and blaming the first round of "biased and defective" political reform consultation on Leung's government, so Beijing might not have really understood Hong Kong people's wishes when it issued the August 31 edict on reform. Consequently, it is necessary for student leaders to hold direct talks with the central government. The real goal is to bypass Leung's government and demonstrate its irrelevance.
But Beijing has turned down any offer to meet, saying it "understands the different views in Hong Kong" and that the August 31 decision reflects its understanding of the city's actual situation.
In the past month, Beijing has repeatedly stated its support for Leung because the Occupy movement's demand for his head is seen as a direct challenge to its authority.
The delay in rolling out the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange through-train has been widely seen by insiders as part of Beijing's effort to signal its displeasure at developments in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, Leung secured the green light for the stock scheme from President Xi Jinping . Coming as popular support for the Occupy movement is waning, it's Xi's gift to Leung for a victory dance.

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