A little piece of bilingual essay this time. I found it meaningful to me that’s why..
I have never attended any political rally/protest of any kind. Part of the reason is because I never care about Hong Kong. This year I started to concern more about the future of Hong Kong as the Legislative Council is not functioning too well due to the ramification of the Parties interests. Many policies is at halt. Many long term plans had been banned. Many short term measurements without the real world research have been done. It all got me thinking why is Hong Kong in such position not going forward, not looking ahead.
I feel the urge of myself standing out to speak (not physically). I signed up as a Voter first time this year.
I know very little about the June Fourth Incident (Tiananmen Square protests of 1989). Thanks to wiki, I could learn about what’s going on back then. When I see the casualty and injury numbers, I know something’s not right. I think either right or wrong at that incident, the Chinese government should have come out and speak after years.
In Hong Kong, the June Fourth Incident is one of the main events to protest against the Chinese government. We all raise the question why the people who wish their country to move forward and change resulted in such tragedy. Even until this day, there’re political movement leaders being held in custody, fled to foreign countries for asylum or worse being monitored like a zoo panda (Ai Wei Wei).
On friday I passed by Time Square and saw the University Union fasting (64 hrs). There’s also a forum, two guests spent their evenings sharing their experience back in 1989. I sat down and listened for 20 or so minutes.
Whatever the case might be, I want to hear more about the past. We can learn from our past to pave for the future. I’ll be attending in tomorrow’s Memorial Day of June Fourth Incident at the Victoria Park with my dad and sister.