This blog post (http://qz.com/281951/as-a-mainlander-hong-kongs-protests-inspire-and-sadden-me/) isn’t exactly great, but it inspired me to write this post, which agrees with it to a certain extent. I grew up in Taiwan and had liked the Hong Kong culture due to Jin-Yong until I realized that they were teaching foreigners Cantonese as the Chinese language in the world. I heard about horror stories of foreigners spending 20 years learning Cantonese just to realize that more than 90% of Chinese do not speak Cantonese. What a waste of time! People from Hong Kong don’t care and keep on lying to foreigners pretending that Cantonese is the Chinese language. Imagine you go to Denmark where the Danish people tell you that Danish is the European language and you spend 20 years trying to master every single subtle aspect of the language just to realize that more than 90% of Europeans do not understand Danish. Do you get mad? Part of the problem is that those foreigners spending 20 years of their precious life trying to master Cantonese really can suck it all up, just like dogs eager to please their masters. If those deceived foreigners do not complain, why should I? It’s consensual deception.
I still don’t understand why the Nationalists lost to the Communists. China was democratic, but the Communists took over after the war with the Japanese. You don’t even want to count the number of Chinese Mr. Mao has killed. He is worse than the Japanese imperial army. Well, I must admit that the Chinese Communists are good fighters, willing to win a war at all costs. If 300 million lives must be paid, so be it. That’s their philosophy. For Mr. Mao’s personal glory, this is fantastic, but for the Chinese people, this is horrible. China is still poor in terms of GDP per capita, but I no longer complain about it. After all, China is now a nation able to defend itself to a certain extent. The Nationalists fought the Second Sino-Japanese War, but the Communists fought the Korean War and the Vietnam War, both of which, though not too comparable in terms of scale, are sufficient for the Communists to prove themselves. The same can be said about the difference between Taiwan and China in terms of economic development. Though not too comparable in terms of scale, the Nationalists have proven to be more competent in the management of national economy. Fair is fair. China cannot afford another civil war now anyway.
China needs Hong Kong as a secret channel to move their capital and manipulate their currency. A tight control over the city is necessary to ensure that they don’t get caught. This is something everyone should understand rather easily. Hong Kongers have to wise up in their negotiation with the Chinese government. After all, they can’t possibly wage a war against China just like that.
By the way, when Hong Kongers talk about foreigners, they tend to refer to White Americans. If you are not one of them, I am not talking about you using their language. Either way, whenever you want to learn a new language, it’s better for you to go to a real university like Harvard where to take a language course. It’s slightly more expensive for the first few months, but it will save you 20 years of your life down the road. It’s worth it. I am saying this just so that you know to blame Hong Kongers and not Chinese or Taiwanese for such a crime. Got it? It’s not our fault.