Video: vista aérea de Hong Kong mientras las protestas se extienden (aerial view HK)

Es impresionante ver como el movimiento social pro democrático en Hong Kong es cada vez más grande.

Nero Chan subió este video en su página de facebook pero para hacerla más masiva dio permiso a Storyful para ponerla en Youtube.

Ve las imágenes, es impresionante ver a miles tomando las calles de esta increíble ciudad

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  1. Thomas King

    The activism which unravelled in Hong Kong points to the rising number of pressures on the system. Its the junction where several major agents jostle. This cocktail of Malthusian forces, capitalism on steroids and the colliding of sociopolitically economic values has set the island up to be a modern day martyr, an Easter Island disaster in the making. The land is not getting any larger but the population and it’s thirst for resources is irrepressible. As a hot bed for trade and finance, it’s unsurprising that the small territory is a hive of buzzing multinationalism. This issue has been compounded by the reunification paradox/problem. Certainly, China’s reclamation, at a fantastically fortuitous time at that, when the Mainland’s stocks and international profile are rapidly rising, would have appealed to many in HK. Yet, the one nation two policies approach by China has opened up a whopping mega vacuum which has frightened some islanders. Larger volumes are now perceiving the incoming Chinese as resource stripping locusts. Indeed, the policy is problematic as it still highlights the historical divide of the haves from the have nots. Who can blame large swathes of Chinese from wanting what they can’t get on the Mainland from off the island? It only stands to reason. Yet, it is more than just a lack of foresight from the Chinese states part. Yes, China wanted it’s cake and to eat it, but it’s been a hard treat to swallow. I don’t suspect the poor old boys in Beijing realised how bad it would make their own system look and furthermore how unhappy it would make it’s new acquisition feel, putting China under the rays of an incredibly unflattering limelight. It potentially may even have put a smirk on the ex imperialist’s face. We weren’t so bad after all. The greed to have back was also the greed to be back, unprepared was HK for China’s tsunami and it’s love for the Hong Kong way, In fact, Hong Kong is one of several concrete cases of the dilemma associated with reunification, neo imperialism and differing dogmas.If any place highlights the perils of pushing capitalism to the extreme then HK is a front running candidate of the dangers of being materialistically over eager beavers. We may be living in a material world looking to be material err… good abiding little consumers but consumptive joy quickly dissipates when social, political and environmental cracks appear on one’s national veneer. A dissolution of the bond may even be fancied by the increasingly rising Sinophoebic HKers afraid of being continentally doused and destroyed in the process. It has happened in times past, such as in the swift Singaporean detachment from the Malay Federation in the 60s. It didn’t seem to do them too much harm in the long run. The HK case has also served as prima facie proof why Taiwan shudders at even the thought of its own potential future Chinese neoimperialistic annexation. Believe me, China is getting there but still getting there does take time. Asides from being gulped up, many in HK fear the socioeconomic losses and the loss of power that comes with the reunification package. The meddling proximal mits of China widdling in it’s internal and external affairs. The trepidation that comes from suspicions towards straight jacket reforms. The idea of German collectivism certainly displeased many wealthy West Germans as did a shift in the ideological direction into the capitalist unknown probably frightened many Easterners. A similar dread permeates in the Koreas. States merging, advantageous as it may be seen, comes at the price of philosophical compromise and sacrifice. A marriage where trouser tussles determine who will rule the roost. The idea of having to surrender the coop clearly a severe blow to the HK ego. The centralisation of power neutering emasculation rendering oneself impotent of the power one previously possessed. A refresher on South East Asian relations shows that the authoritarian approach of one strongman commandeering another is never a favourable scenario to conquering diversity and dismantling divisions.One need only take a glance back when the South Vietnamese were imploring the USA not to desert them while fast forwarding through time many still continue to tolerate this last foreign weed in it’s garden. Japan is one such country caught at the crossroads, frustrated at it’s lengthy American intrusion while still practising the motto of better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. It is not my place to play devil’s advocate on this heated area of international tete a tetes though it’s clear that if everyone feared the German giant then just as many are starting to bemusingly fear the Han one. This could just be overblown Western gunsmoke, putting more of Sammy’s boats on the Yellow Sea more Russians on the border, Shinzo Abe remilliitarising pacifist Japan. If truth be told, the States and Soviet scheming have done more to hurt the ancient tributary than vice versa. Still, the flagellation of China is as powerful as it ever was blaming them for everything from the Black Death to resource grubbing. In reality, if the West does not like the changing face of China it is possibly because it reflects our own ugly reflections back to us and our own propensities for both cultural and environmental devastation. For the West have largely solidified these fears in order to serve our own selfish interests. To divide, one can rule and divided Asia we have done quite well. From the brutal French and their warlike juggernaut approach to subjugating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam for it’s own pomp to the Americans who later attempted just as brutally to fill the void. To the British financial Atlantases where greed “for lack of a better word” was good. China too endured her own Imperial humiliations from every front imaginable. Bitterness unsurprising.China has observed this world and has learned what it most definitely needs to be like if it wants to survive in this dog eat dog world. HK is now a resource which the Chinese need to learn not to mismanage. If the Century of Imperial Shame has taught the Chinese anything its Excessive assertion of cultural might and authority can lead to divide. As East Pakistan, now Bangladesh was once lost by Pakistan, China must temper it’s engagement in the peripheral territories. As is the case in the Western regions which have only been in Chinese hands for a few hundred years. Han China, while exceptional in that it is one of the rarest examples of a genetically homogeneous states existing on the planet, the Chinese western strategy, rather rambles on like a tired American Western and the regurgitated theme of “going west” like some kind of land hustling Chinese cowboy. To displace this tiny minority of non Han Chinese people would be a catastrophic blow to China’s integrity as would be overly imposing in HKs sociopolitical modus operandi. HK is one of many emblematic hurdles which China must surmount in order to overcome it’s secular insecurities of two rules being too many. China must evolve if it is to avoid the hegemonic atrocities committed by the West many, such as the USA, which continue to see their neighbours as their own personal backyard. Just as the West should not be exploiting the rapidly rising Asia Pacific region this does not mean that China should exercise it’s own form of rule over the region. While South East Asia persists as the crossing between the four greats (USA, Russia, China and Japan) the ideological divide should not translate into a regional carving. Subjective culturally driven tug of wars have repeatedly lead to the rapture of societies. From Vietnam to the present day Koreas, HK need not be another victim of hegemonic Chinese political esurience. Reunifications can close the divide. However, there is perhaps an even more greater force that can also bring about this goal and that is by way of respecting the divide in the first instance. As in the case of the EU and it’s Eastern crusade, China has to evaluate the problems posed in it’s aggressive post war expansionary nature. The Sino-Indian war while won by China left the nation with an unfavourable image of.Coming across as a pariah state. It’s later ties with questionable Pakistani political values sadly appeared to confirm these fears. In the process, China lost a golden opportunity to embrace the possibility of a Sino-Indian alliance an entity that would have been a strong counterweight to the big bad Communist Bloc towering above them. From Indian trust came Chinese distrust bred only mistrust and with it the military revolution of the previously docile Indian state. HK, is a lesson for China, to learn from past mistakes in order to make present day amendments. Just as recognising Scottish autonomy was the key to saving Great Britain, China will do well if and when it learns to embrace others instead of erasing otherness. As China’s contact with the world continues to unfold, the need to understand difference will surely help Chinese values to deepen and grow.

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