Hong Kong version of the 'color revolution'

By Zhao Jinglun
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The "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong which paralyzes business, transportation and disrupts the normal life of the population is purported to be "promoting democracy." In fact, as the Bangkok-based geopolitical scientist Tony Cartalucci pointed out in a penetrating article on Scott. Net, it is essentially a U.S. plot "to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China's mainland more directly."

But that is a pipe dream. China today is a far cry from its semi-colonial past, when it was impotent and subject to foreign domination. It stands firm and can handle any subversive scheme handily.

The "movement" has been called the Hong Kong version of the U.S. engineered "color revolution." The campaigners shout the familiar slogans and adopt familiar tactics seen across the globe as part of the U.S. political destabilization and regime change enterprise. It is part of America's vast ambitious global geopolitical reordering that started in 2011.

Documents show the U.S. openly approves Hong Kong chaos, and it has created and admits it is funding "Occupy Central." It is U.S.-backed sedition.

Both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and White House spokesman Josh Earnest openly aired their support of "Occupy Central." State Department affiliate National Democratic Institute has been working ever since 1997 when Hong Kong was returned to China, funding and organizing NGOs, and training activists who now lead the occupy campaign. The goal is to prevent Beijing from vetting candidates running for office in Hong Kong, so as to empower candidates they openly backed. In other words, they are fighting the Chinese government for control of Hong Kong.

The U.S. also openly admitted that the National Endowment for Democracy funded the "Occupy Central" campaign.

The list of organizers makes plain what is going on:

A primary organizer is Benny Tai, a lecturer of law (does he really know law?) at the University of Hong Kong, who regularly attends forums funded and/or organized by U.S. State Department, National Endowment for Democracy (NED, U.S. major arm for subversion) and its subsidiaries, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Cartalucci also mentioned Martin Lee, founding chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong. But strangely, he left out Anson Chan, the former chief secretary of colonial Hong Kong, who is the real power behind the thrown. When the twosome went to Washington to plead U.S. backing of their "cause," I wrote a piece in this space on April 12, saying "It is logical for Martin Lee and Anson Chan, two of Hong Kong's prominent "democracy fighters" who have consistently fought the central government ever since Hong Kong's return to China, to go looking for help in Washington, which has a long record of interference in Hong Kong's affairs."

Of course, there is Jimmy Lai Chi-Ying, owner of Next Media and Apple Daily, who gave generously to the "occupation" gang. He met with the neocon and former Deputy Defense Secretary and World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz in his private yacht for five hours in late May. What did they discuss (plot)? He also plotted with pro-Taiwan independence elements who support the occupy campaign. Lai even declared he is willing to go to prison or die for it. He knows he is violating the law.

There is also Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, and former head of the Catholic diocese Cardinal Joseph Zen Zi-kiun. The entire gang has turned out in full force.

The "Occupy Central" movement is clearly illegal. No government can tolerate long-term blocking of business center and main traffic routes. The Hong Kong authority has exercised maximum restraint, trying to persuade the students who are used by the "color revolutionaries" as fodder, to go back to school or go home.

Their cause is plainly illegal, unpopular and doomed to failure. It is like an ant trying to shake a tree, as the Chinese saying goes.

As the British Guardian columnist Martin Jaques wrote in a recent article: China is Hong Kong's future -- not its enemy. Protesters cry democracy but most are driven by dislocation and resentment at mainlanders' success.

He pointed out that for 155 years when Hong Kong was under British rule, all 28 governors were appointed by the British government. Hong Kong never enjoyed even a semblance of democracy. It was ruled from 6,000 miles away in London. The idea of any kind of democracy was first introduced by the Chinese government. Yet the "democracy campaigners" are protesting universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive in 2017!

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