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But quickly, their logic would collapse. While realizing what tremendous progress, optimism and zeal could be observed in the People's Republic of China, under the leadership of the Communist Party, they would still be demanding more capitalism, which is actually ruining their territory. In 2014, and now, they are readily smearing the Communist Party.
Being raised on the shallow values of selfishness and egotism, they are now betraying their own country, and began treasonous campaigns, urging foreign powers, including US and UK, to "liberate them". All for just fleeting moment of fame, for a "selfie uprising".
To liberate from whom? China does not (unfortunately for Hong Kong) interfere in Hong Kong's economic and social affairs. If anything, it builds new infrastructure, like an enormous bridge now connecting Hong Kong with Macau (a former Portuguese colony) and a high-speed train system, linking Hong Kong with several cities in mainland China.
More restraint Beijing shows, more it gets condemned by the rioters and Western media, for 'brutality'. More subway stations and public property get destroyed by rioters, more sympathy flows for them from the German, US and British right-wing politicians.
For decades, the British colonialists were humiliating people of Hong Kong, while simultaneously turning their city into a brutal, and by the Asian standards, ruthless and fully business-oriented megapolis. Now people are confused and frustrated. Many are asking who they really are?
For Hong Kong, this is a difficult moment of soul-searching.
Even those who want to "go back to UK", can hardly speak English. When asked "why do they riot", they mumble something about 'democracy' and 'freedom' in the West, plus 'evilness of Beijing'. Brochures of some obscure, extremist Japanese religious cults get distributed. It is one big intellectual chaos. Rioters know nothing about Syria, Afghanistan, Venezuela, countries that are being ruined by the West.
Leaders like Joshua Wong are proudly colluding with the Western embassies. To praise Chinese socialism publicly is now dangerous; people get beaten by the "pro-democracy" rioters, for such "crimes".
Highly educated and overly-polite Singapore is literally sucking out hundreds of foreign companies from Hong Kong. Its people speak both English and Mandarin. In Hong Kong, great majority speaks only Cantonese. Many foreigners are also relocating to Shanghai. Not only big businesses: Shanghai is now full of European waiters.
Even tourism is down in Hong Kong, by 40%, according to the recent data.
Absurdly: the rioters want precisely what the Communist Party of China is providing: they want real struggle against corruption, as well as determined attempt to solve housing crises, create new jobs, and provide more public services. They want better education, and generally better life. They don't want "Shanghai or Beijing", but they say that they want to be a colony of the UK, or a dependency of the USA.