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    28 JUL 2011 列印 E-mail

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    One Country Two Systems Principle

    Issue 

    • Beijing’s top official on Hong Kong Affairs criticized civil servants for lack of vision.

    News Content 

    • Wang Guangya, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office opened fire on civil servant for their lack of vision and ability to take command.
    • According to three Chinese-language newspapers, Wang made the remarks to a group of visiting Hong Kong university student in Beijing on Tuesday. Wang said that colonial rule had trained civil servants to listen to the boss but now they have become the boss, they still don’t know how to be a boss and how to be a master.
    • He also said Hongkongers had high expectations of long-term policy planning after the handover. But the current administration has failed to address some issues which affect Hong Kong’s long-term development such as housing and an ageing population.
    • The senior Government Officers Association hit back immediately. Association chairman So Ping-chi said Wang should have referred to politically appointed officials rather than civil servants.
    • A government spokesman declined to comment on Wang’s remarks.

     

    Questions

    • Simply scapegoating Tsang is no use. Don't forget that Tsang had Beijing’s blessing when he took power in 2007. By increasing its grip over Hong Kong, the central government has undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy. The logic is simple: no autonomy, no master.
    • Wong’s comment is indirect, subtle, enigmatic, dismantling Hong Kong’s solidarity rather than uniting us.
    • Tsang, of course, should be responsible. He helps develop the populist and cynical rule in Hong Kong. Just play around the rules then you will be safe.