Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
|I'm pretty amazed my friend took this photo in Milan and tagged me in it because it reminded her of me. That's some real friendship right there. Thanks Jill!|
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
TENS OF THOUSANDS
I pulled this off my facespace because it got under my skin. Given that a lot of people in the United States could care less how Hong Kong is different than China- it matters. It especially matters because so much of everything in the world revolves around the business and politics of China. It just seems logical to me that I care to think critically about things that affect me. That and the fact as a Taiwanese/Chinese American working in China, it matters to me that people don't make assumptions about other countries just because "they all look alike."
In this guy's comment he referred me to an article about the absolute censorship of internet searches on Tiananmen Square in China. This is standard "THIS IS CHINA" knowledge that there is heavy censorship among political subject matter. He is not wrong for assuming that Hong Kong is a part of China, because on paper it technically is. But it is it's insanely different heritage of being a British Crown Colony for 100 years that separates it's mindset, experience, economic wealth, and most importantly it's people as not completely "Mainland Chinese".
I linked him to this article to guide his understanding of just how different Hong Kong is from China:
An estimated 100,000 demonstrators showed up in Hong Kong to protest a Beijing-backed plan for “moral and national education” which was aimed to materialize in 2015. In the eyes of these demonstrators, this attempt at redefining the educational curriculum amounted to brainwashing and political indoctrination. If people only knew how people that look so similar could BE SO DIFFERENT? As for the group that put this anti-American image up, it is clear they have Pro Mainland Chinese interests. Also I had to point out that even as I work in Mainland China, having access to a Hong Kong based internet connection allows me to be on blogger. My point is- Thank God for Hong Kong or I'd have to dig Heavy Discussion from the bottom of an infinite blog grave three weeks from now.