Friday, June 25, 2004

July 1: Celebration or Protest in Hong Kong?

Since 1997, every July 1 is the public holiday for the Hong Kong sovereignty handover from British colonial to the People of Republic China. It is a significant day for the greater China and the end of the British colonialization in Asia.

Last year, as usual the PRC Premier Wen Jia-Bao was celebrated the ceremony with the government official in the Wan Chai International Convention Centre. At the same time, 500,000 people went on the street to protest the legislation of the Article 23.

This year, the Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front once again call for a rally to protest the PRC government stop the universal suffrage in coming 2007 for the post of the Chief Executive and 2008 for the Legislative Council.

The political analysts predicted there will be more than 300,000 people will appear in the coming July 1 rally. Even this turnout is less than lasy year, but their issues and requests still remain the very crucial issues for the people of Hong Kong to struggle for the democracy. We shall support the Hong Kong people for their struggles.

What are you going to do on July 1? Are you going to join the celebration or the protest?