Since the anti-revision storm, the number of inland free travel tourists has decreased dramatically, and the normally crowded Tsim Sha Tsui is now slightly depressed.
The anti-revision campaign lasted for three months. The demonstrations were still going on and many violent incidents were triggered.
According to Xinhua News Agency, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Lin Zheng Yuee, delivered a televised speech on September 4, proposing four actions to break the current dilemma, including: the Secretary for Security, after the resumption of the Legislative Council, moved to withdraw the bill in accordance with the Rules of Procedure; gave full support to the work of the Supervisory Police Commission; and from this month on, the Chief Executive and the Institute Some directors will come into the community to talk with the citizens and discuss solutions together. They will invite social leaders, experts and scholars to conduct independent research and review on deep-seated social issues and make suggestions to the government.
What are the views and feelings of Hong Kong people about the recent series of events? Recently, Peng Mei News visited a number of Hong Kong citizens to listen to their ideas.
Cao, a 60-year-old taxi driver who had been looked down upon during British colonial rule, is happy that China is becoming stronger and stronger.
1. Mr. Cao, 60-year-old taxi driver, born in Hong Kong
At night, drivers are often blocked and insecure.
One Friday noon, in Causeway Bay, a busy section of Hong Kong Island, a taxi stopped by the roadside and could not wait for passengers. Mr. Cao couldnt help sighing.
According to Mr. Cao, in the past two months, the number of passengers he carried has decreased by more than 30%. Among them, the number of free-riding passengers from the mainland has decreased significantly, and the income has decreased by about half.
Besides business, Mr. Cao also began to worry about his personal safety. His taxi is divided into two shifts, day shift and night shift. Night colleagues once told him that driving at night is sometimes suddenly blocked. They can not predict whether the passengers will go to the demonstration place. Driving is very unsafe: I feel lawless. They (black robbers) break into the subway, surround and assault people, already. See the law as nothing. Everyone lives in panic and is at a loss.
Mr. Cao, who lived through the period of British colonial rule, recalled: We were second-class and third-class citizens from the bottom of the British people at that time, and they totally despised us. Now, after returning to China, we ourselves are Chinese, Hong Kong people manage ourselves, and China is becoming stronger and stronger. Should we not be happy?
I hope that the government will try its best to ensure the safety of the citizens and restore order in Hong Kong. After that, it will tell the young people everything slowly and carefully. We cant make mistakes again and again. Today in Hong Kong, the motherland has contributed too much. Hong Kong is not what it is today. We should know how to be grateful. Mr. Cao said.
This year is Miss Wangs 14th year from the Mainland to Hong Kong. She stands on the balcony of her nail shop and looks out.
2. Miss Wang, 39-year-old Mainland Residents of Professional Nail Teachers
They think its bad enough, and youll promise us. Its disgusting.
This year is Miss Wangs fourteenth year in Hong Kong. She married in Hong Kong from scratch. Now she runs a manicure shop near Causeway Bay and lives in a two-bedroom hall with her husband and two children. This kind of house needs to pay rent, and the occupant has no property right.
In Miss Wangs view, the young peoples discontent in this incident reflects a variety of social problems in Hong Kong, among which the housing problem is more prominent and the young peoples housing is not guaranteed. Due to the complex conditions required for public housing applications, young people have little chance of applying for success. Most young people in Hong Kong live with their parents or have to rent narrow rental space.
Miss Wang told Peng Mei that the rent of the manicure room upstairs is 4,500 yuan per month, basically only one bed can be laid down, and every manicure room is separated by wooden boards. It is impossible to talk about privacy at all. Sometimes even the breathing sound of the next room can be heard.
She believes that the government does have a responsibility to find ways to make Hong Kong residents live better, but she does not agree with the way young people are handled. In the face of difficulties, she pushes all the problems to the government: I think the Chief Executives decision is correct, and can not condone students to attack step by step. Like children to their parents, the more indulgent they are, the more lawless they are. They will feel that we have any requirements, as long as we make a long and violent noise, you will promise us, and even do some inhumane things, some do not live at home, go home and quarrel with their parents, I think this is incorrect, very offensive.
She told Peng Mei that she hoped that all Hong Kong people would stand up and bravely oppose the mob and rationally manage and guide the striking students.
Police supporters rallied near the complaint handling Committee of the Hong Kong Independent Supervision Police to cheer up the Hong Kong police.
3. Mr. Lai, a 30-year-old Hong Kong stranger
My daughter had a very dull summer vacation.
For Mr. Lai, the serious impact of this incident on him first occurred in his daughter.
I have three daughters of my own, and this summer vacation is very dull, because every weekend has become a battlefield, I dare not take my daughter out of the street. Never seen so much violence against the police, even arson, roadblocks, or even people do not go to work, people do not do normal social interaction. Mr. Lai said.
Mr. Lais eldest daughter is in the first grade of primary school. My eldest daughter visited the Legislative Council in kindergarten, so I asked her if you could see that the Legislative Council was smashed. She said yes, the Legislative Council was rotten and unhappy. Mr. Lai feels that similar incidents have been happening in recent years and there is news everywhere, so her daughter has been unintentionally affected.
Mr. Lai wondered why the SAR government had said that there would be no more action to amend the regulations. The group refused to let go of the government: Should the government kneel down? When officials do things, she (Lin Zhengyuee) is also not easy.
Mr. Lai was even more angry about the recent rise of the Hong Kong police and the threat to their children: The police are human beings, and they also work part-time. Is Hong Kong now degenerating into a network offensive to do a lot of things?
Mr. Lai told Pengchao journalists that he did not want frequent violence and social disorder, fearing that he would be pulled to the end by others: My requirements are simple, family well-being, clothing, food, shelter and their own life, is enough.
Recently, on the first day of the new semester in Hong Kong, a school began to attend classes normally.
4. Miss Lan, 54, Hong Kong Special Education Teacher, born in Hong Kong
Fully support the Hong Kong police and bring the mob leaders to justice as soon as possible
Miss Blue in Causeway Bay used to go shopping and eat almost every weekend, but now if there is no special arrangement, she usually buys food in advance and cooks at home on weekends: Because downstairs are all people in black.
She also remembered that her three mildly mentally handicapped students had participated in demonstrations, and when they returned to the classroom, they rushed to the platform and began to shout slogans. After that, she asked them if they understood the meaning of the slogan. The students said they didnt know it. They just shouted along, and she thought the whole thing was ridiculous.
Miss Lan showed reporters some questionnaires made by striking students, which included one weekly strike and two weekly strikes. There were no normal class options at all: In fact, students were not allowed to choose. Some students would be influenced by their peers. Some would strike, some would not. How to protect students who did not strike from harassment or bullying?
Some teachers she knows advocate students to take part in demonstrations. She thinks, if the students really obey the teacher and act excessively and are caught by the police, who can take the responsibility? There are even teachers who disseminate comments on the Internet to insult the police and their children. She believes that there is no moral bottom line, as long as there are rational ordinary people, they will not do so.
In Miss Lans view, the Hongkong police are very capable. They are one of the best policemen in the world and have excellent equipment. But now they can only use pepper spray and tear gas in the face of iron bars, incendiary bombs and chemicals of black clothes rioters. She expressed her full support for the Hong Kong police and looked forward to bringing the mob leaders to justice as soon as possible.
In the past two months, Mr. Yangs real estate intermediary company has lost more than seven-digit Hong Kong dollars, seriously affecting its business.
5. Mr. Yang, a 47-year-old real estate agent born in Hong Kong
Hope to establish the Hong Kong Press Regulatory Authority
Mr. Yang believes that the SAR government is already releasing goodwill, hoping to soften rigidity.
He said he was willing to stand up because he was the victim of the incident: his real estate agency lost more than seven digits of Hong Kong dollars in two months and business was seriously affected. He predicted that the recession would last for at least six months, with the company planning for the worst and suspending part of its business. Now the society has been torn to the point of no more chaos. The daily violence has basically reached the point of destroying the city. A large number of opposition groups harass police stations, citizens and so on. Now I see teenagers rushing in front too. Its too extreme. Were even worried about bombs and airplanes hitting buildings later. There is a feeling that the opposition will pick bones in the eggs in any case, satisfy one of the demands, and will continue to find reasons. Mr. Yang said. He also expressed the hope that the government could set up the Hong Kong Journalists Regulatory Authority as soon as possible to safeguard journalistsprofessionalism and good ethics. Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850
He said he was willing to stand up because he was the victim of the incident: his real estate agency lost more than seven digits of Hong Kong dollars in two months and business was seriously affected. He predicted that the recession would last for at least six months, with the company planning for the worst and suspending part of its business.
He also expressed the hope that the government could set up the Hong Kong Journalists Regulatory Authority as soon as possible to safeguard journalistsprofessionalism and good ethics.