- We can commemorate June 4 and not be afraid of being sent to prison?
- We can criticize the government and not be afraid of being sent to prison?
- We can entertain a reasonable hope of universal suffrage in open and fair elections, even though we are not quite there yet?
- We can come and go freely without being afraid our passports might be confiscated?
- We can openly confess and practice our faith and not be afraid of being sent to prison?
- We can be reasonably sure that our police are clean and fair, and distinguishable from thugs?
- Our professors do not call other people turtle eggs and dogs simply because these other people do not speak the professors’ dialect?
- When we have grievances against the rich and powerful, we can be reasonably sure the courts will judge our cases fairly?
- When someone becomes very rich, we can be reasonably sure that she has earned the money legally and not through corruption, even if not always completely fairly?
- People line up automatically for buses and do not try to cut in front of others?
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Our Hong Kong Identity
Why do so many of us still identify ourselves more with Hong Kong than with China, while we have so many complaints about things in Hong Kong? Is it because in Hong Kong, at least,