Democracy Rising

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" ~ President John F. Kennedy

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Here's a little bit of news from the worlds most populous nation...........

Firstly angrychineseblogger has a post regarding the recent UN summit, where the Chinese Foreign Minister was confronted by Tibetan protestors. Well worth a read.

And also news today that pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's Legislative Assembly are making a ground-breaking visit to the mainland.

Leung Kwok-hung, a pro-democracy member known as "Long Hair", arrived on the mainland in what appeared to be a Tiananmen Square protest T-shirt which showed a lone man stopping a line of tanks and the words "The people will never forget".
"Long live democracy! Long live the people!" he shouted, punching the air, as the delegation toured a metro station.

Im sure the Chinese were thrilled. Nonetheless, couple that with an article I read in one of the British broadsheets this week and things are looking up for Hong Kong democracy. The report came from an unamed official saying that there was a very good chance of the Chief Executive being popularly elected by 2007 and almost certain by 2022.

Cant seem to find any blog entries on either of those topics, so if someone points me in the right direction I will definitely include a link. Have a great Sunday!


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