July 01, 2004

Hong Kong style

from - smijer

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Nearly a half-million people. I don't think you can see them all in this snapshot, though. Story. I hope that Brian will take a break from his break to share his thoughts...

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Posted by smijer at July 1, 2004 08:49 AM
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Hey Smijer,
Hong Kong is a long ways from where I'm from up here in Beijing. There was some mention of the demonstrations with some very obvious deletions, i.e. the very purpose for which they were marching. The impression that was left here was that Hong Kongers were thrilled to be in the fold of Greater China. The whole thing was downplayed and then pissed on two days later. What was played up was leaders clinking champagne glasses.
I'll write more about what I'm dong this summer once I'm teaching again. I'll be doing some minimal blogging on the weekends but at this point I'll probably shy away from things like democracy marches.
Glad to see you're back in the saddle.

univar.jpg Posted by Brian on July 7, 2004 03:17 AM
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