Wednesday, October 2, 2019

China at 70

Yesterday, October 01 was China National Day – and which marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Speaking from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, President Xi Jinping said no force could stop China's onward march.

The Middle Kingdom (中国 Zhōngguó) has much to celebrate. It has gone from being a poor, undeveloped nation to the second-largest economy. It has outlived its big brother, the Soviet Union and outgrown western economies. It was once almost wholly shunned to now being a major player on the world stage. 

Indeed, China has come of age. 

In the Cantonese-speaking enclave on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China, there was no mass rejoicing. 

Instead, protests crippled this troubled pseudo-“country” called Hong Kong.

According to South China Morning Post, at least 41 out of 91 metro stations suspended services, affecting 45 percent of the MTR’s urban network, and more than 25 malls were shuttered, along with thousands of retail outlets. 

The yobs went on a frenzied rampage.

Indeed, Hong Kong has gone to the dogs.

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