Monday, March 29, 2004

Same reality, different interpretation.

In Hong Kong, today's South China Morning Post reads:
Democratic reform for 2007 'still possible'
Beijing is likely to rule that changes are possible to the chief executive election in 2007 when the National People's Congress Standing Committee meets this week to interpret key electoral provisions of the Basic Law.

In Taiwan, Taipei Times reads:
Beijing `crushes' HK's democracy
Beijing's plan to dictate policy on political reform in Hong Kong will stifle the push for democracy and undermine the territory's rule of law, critics charged.

And in Beijing, the China Daily reads:
Interpretation of Basic Law in HK's interest
Stephen Lam, Hong Kong's secretary for Constitutional Affairs, said on Saturday that China's top legislature's interpretation of the Basic Law will not harm either the implementation of "one country, two systems" or a high degree of autonomy in Hong Kong.

It's all about politics and its all about how 'they' want you to see the world.
Be aware that the media can be the big brother's tools.
An independent thinker.

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