posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:22 PM
About 7 years ago Hong Kong rejoined China with the promise that Hong Kong would be free to run itself. But the leader of China at the time chose
Tung Chee-hwa, someone who was supported by Beijing. With the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa the hopes of Hong Kong becoming a truely independent
nation has died.
China's top leader, Hu Jintao, has apparently fired the unpopular Tung Chee-hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, dashing hopes that the
former British colony will achieve its long-promised autonomy.
Sources in Beijing say Mr Tung reportedly handed in his resignation a month ago and is expected to make a formal announcement within days, pleading
ill-health. Although he was the continual target of street demonstrations in recent years, the manner of Mr Tung's departure is likely to provoke
anger over the extent of Beijing's influence over Hong Kong's affairs.
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The people of Hong Kong have rallied against Tung Chee-hwa several times but still feel that he was keeping Hong Kong free from China. This does not
bode well for Hong Kong and the future that the people want. Beijing may have a powerful hold over the Hong Kong government, but to make the leader
step down may be to much for the people of Hong Kong to take.
[edit on 2-3-2005 by James the Lesser]