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    Lightbulb Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    I forgot my eyeglasses today. (D'oh!)

    Quote Originally Posted by MiboMibo View Post
    On the 31stof August 2014, a restructuring of the election method in 2017 wasadvocated by the Chinese government, which is even restricted andless free than the election method today. The new system authorizes1,200 people on behalf of 8 millions Hong Kong citizens to pre-selectthe candidates of the chief executive election before Hong Kongcitizens are allowed to vote for their favor. It is not a realuniversal suffrage, but a trick. This incited the students from theHong Kong university to unfold the first class boycott in Hong Kongand invite our chief executive, CY Leung to a meeting.
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    On the 21st of August2014, a restructuring of the election method (to start in 2017) was advocated by the Chinese government. That method will be more restrictive and less free than the election method used today. The new method authorizes 1200 people on behalf of 8 million Hong Kong citizens to pre-select the candidates for the election for chief executive. (Hong Kong citizens are not allowed to vote for their favorite.) It is not a real universal suffrage, but it's a trick. It's a sham. This incited the students from Hong Kong University to unfold the first class boycott in Hong Kong and invite our chief executive, Cy Leung, to a meeting.



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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    This is from the original (though I don't think Tarheel corrected the errant thes: ' people can enjoy the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press'.

    Also, I have no idea what 'the first-class boycott' is. If I knew, I could perhaps suggest the right words to use!

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    PS In your subject line, I'm not sure that 'phenomenon' is the right word. I'd probably say 'situation' or 'developments'.
    Last edited by BobK; 21-Oct-2014 at 20:34. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    The students didn't "unfold" a boycott, first-class or otherwise. I'm not even sure what they boycotted. I didn't follow the story that carefully but I was only aware of the students demonstrating and protesting. What did they boycott? Did they refuse to buy Chinese-made goods or something like that?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    Maybe - this is just a guess - the OP was using 'boycott' in its original sense of what is now called 'a rent-strike'.

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    [Tarheel] our chief executive, Cy Leung


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    It is NOT important, but I believe that the OP was correct in referring to CY Leung.

    1. His name is Leung Chun-ying.
    2. Chinese surnames come first. (Mr. Leung)
    3. To avoid confusing Westerners, many Chinese rearrange their names. Thus: Chun-ying Leung.
    4. I did some googling, and I found both CY Leung and C.Y. Leung.

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    #16

    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    Based on the recent street demontrations in HK recenty, I have written a short essay to express my feelings


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    On the 31st of August 2014, a restructuring of the election (method)
    law/system in 2017(election law passed in 2007?) was advocated by the Chinese government, which is even restricted and less free (more restrictive) than the election (method) system today. The new system authorizes 1,200 people on behalf of 8 millions Hong Kong citizens to pre-select the candidates of the Chief Executive election before Hong Kong citizens are allowed to vote for their favor(their candidates). It is not a real(true) universal suffrage, but a trick. This incited (the) students from (the) Hong Kong university to unfold (stage) the first class boycott in Hong Kong and invited our chief executive, CY Leung to a meeting. Days after, the event was developed (spread) to an (occupying) Central where(which) is (the) Hong Kong's major business district since the government refused the invite (of) to the conversation. (Accordingly)Subsequently, more people (went) took to the streets to protest (the) for democracy in Hong Kong, voicing their concern (regarding on) about the fake universal suffrage and the useless government. Although this is the largest demonstration ever in Kong, it is peaceful and people are (self-) disciplined, which successfully (achieves the) draws international appreciation and support.


    Howbeit (However?) , on the 29th, over (100) a hundred thousand of protesters (had)experienced the darkest period in Hong Kong. Riot police (stepped up as) were deployed to evacuate the protesters (out of) from the streets (with radical) by force. Despite the use of 89 canisters of tear gas and pepper spray, (this) the action (triggered) prompted more (reinforce) people to support the protesters on the streets. People used umbrellas for defense against (the) pepper spray attack and used plastic (wrap) covers to protect their eyes and skin from the tear gas. Also, the people (built up) formed obstacles to prevent the assault. The police were (condemned)censured (due to) for their unprofessional and (immoral decision) unethical actions and were even (were) deemed as political (tools)accessories.


    Hong Kong is a developed city and (also) one of the biggest international trade centres in the world.The people earn an average salary of 35,000 HKD (around 4,511 USD) monthly, (but people can't) yet they cannot enjoy the basic right enshrined in a democracy, which is the right to choose. Hong Kongers (cannot choose a path for their future) are deprived of the right to chart their own future, but (are provided everything unpractical by the Chinese government automatically) are subject to the dictates of the Central Government . To be frank, many disadvantages(unwelcome changes) have been brought to Hong Kong since 1997. The (extreme increase of migrated people from China) unprecedented influx of people from the mainland, the steep rise of commodity prices, the chaos of the city order, paring down of Hong Kong citizens'social welfare(... These) are (all) some examples of what our motherland has brought to Hong Kong since we don't have a real representative leader to control the affairs in Hong Kong. Hong Kong people could only (bear all those nonsense implement if citizens didn't awake and fight for the things) continue to put up with unreasonable and ridiculous changes if its citizens do not wake and put up a fight against the oppression and mistreatment by the central government.

    Interesting read. I will edit the last two paragraphs later.
    Last edited by tedmc; 22-Oct-2014 at 13:04.

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    Re Howbeit: yes, it's an archaic way of saying 'However'. It's pronounced as three syllables: How[ever it may] be-it, or to use a more currently acceptable synonym 'Be that as it may' (this, too, is fairly archaic [grammatically], but it's idiomatic).

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

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    The students didn't "unfold" a boycott, first-class or otherwise. I'm not even sure what they boycotted. I didn't follow the story that carefully but I was only aware of the students demonstrating and protesting. What did they boycott? Did they refuse to buy Chinese-made goods or something like that?
    Well, I wasn't sure about unfold, but I didn't know at the time what to replace it with. I am still not sure. (Any suggestions?) As for the name, when initials are used (in this country, at least), we generally use periods after the initials. (Example: A. J. Foyt) As for the boycott, they were boycotting their classes (but I am sure you know that by now). (It was not a first class boycott in the sense of being a really good one, but the first time that had happened.)

    (BTW, I can see better today. I remembered my eyeglasses. )

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

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    As a young adult who lived in Hong Kong for more than 18 years, I really love the dynamic lifestyle in Hong Kong. However, Hong Kong is in serious trouble today. That raises a question: do Hong Kong citizens deserve a real democracy? After the handover from Great Britain to China in 1997, Hong Kongers have started to be confused about their identities and also to worry about the future of Hong Kong under the governance of China. The treaty of "One country, Two systems"was signed by both Chinese and British parties, and Hong Kongers fundamentally can live under different rules from the rest of China, called “basic law”, meaning that people can enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Also, universal suffrage was claimed in order to provide freedom and democracy to Hong Kong people, yet this claim has not been carried out. Every time people go on the street to demonstrate for their aspiration of universal suffrage, they are not listened to, and they are even viewed as radicals.

    Isn't that better? (MiboMibo, do you have trouble with your space bar? )
    Last edited by Tarheel; 22-Oct-2014 at 21:50. Reason: add something

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    Re: Based on the phenomenon in HK currently, I wrote a short essay to reflect my feel

    Quote Originally Posted by MiboMibo View Post
    On the 31stof August 2014, a restructuring of the election methods (to start in 2017) was advocated by the Chinese government. It is more restrictive and less free than the election method used today. The new system authorizes 1,200 people on behalf of 8 million Hong Kong citizens to pre-select the candidates for the election for chief executive election. Hong Kong citizens are not allowed to vote for their favorite. It is not a real universal suffrage, but a trick. It's a sham. This incited the students from Hong Kong University to begin the first boycott of their classes in Hong Kong history and invite our chief executive, CY Leung to a meeting.

    I don't know what an occupying central is, but in any case say that the government refused an invitation to the discussions.



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