Chinese Call for Referendum

This is a recent post by Mainland Chinese in response to the new measures imposed by Hong Kong SAR government to tackle the formula powder shortage.

HK Government QNMLGB (please see note 1)!

Starting today, Mainlanders call for a referendum:

  1. China to limit electricity supply to Kong Kong – each Hong Konger will be allocated 2 units per day
  2. China to limit fresh water supply to Hong Kong – each Hong Konger will be allocated 2 liters per day

If any one to be found out using more than the above quota will be sentence for life and subject to lifetime deprivation of political rights (please see note 2).

Hong Kong Government: QNMLGB!!!

 

Reply to this post by another Chinese:

Have you no idea about how much of your (Hong Kong’s) resources is from China? Garbage running dogs dare to bite their owners (i.e. China)?

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Note 1: Chinese (mainland Chinese) very often use English letters to represent and abbreviate swear words as they’re think using them on blog and websites could make them look less civilised. QNMLGB is a “coded swear word”, which means “f**k your mothers smelly c**t”

Note 2: deprivation of political rights is a typical “punishment” in China, very often activities of human rights campaigns that are found guilty will be given this “punishment”

Populism in Hong Kong

Populism has been viewed as a political ideology, political philosophy, or as a type of discourse. Generally, populists tend to claim that they side with “the people” against “the elites”. While for much of the twentieth century, populism was considered to be a political phenomenon mostly affecting Latin America, since the 1980s populist movements and parties have enjoyed degrees of success in First World democracies such as the USA, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Populism has become a popular topic in recent days in Hong Kong. Some, particularly the pro-China people, are asking (or accusing?) why Hong Kong people have become populists.

This is not hard to imagine, if you follow the news in Hong Kong.

When the discussion of the transfer of sovereignty to the PRC began in 1980s, Hong Kong people were terrified of the Community PRC. Hence, the massive amount of Hong Kongers emigrating to foreign countries to live a life as a second grade citizen. (More to discuss about the transfer of sovereignty – there are reasons why I didn’t use the term “handover”)

After 15 years under the PRC’s rein (yes, supposed to be 1-country-2-system, but it’s fabricated), the changes in Hong Kong are so substantial that people become more and more edgy (Hong Kong people have always come across as “tamed” and politically ignorant). Here are a few major examples:

  • Article 23 (2003): despite the fact that Hong Kongers have expressed their view repeatedly. The Hong Kong SAR government insisted that the majority of people in Hong Kong wants this to be a legislation. Regina Ip, then Secretary for Security, as well as the HKSAR government, were determined to push the bill forward. Over 500,000 people went on the street to protest against the bill. Under enormous pressure, the government back-down.
  • Copyright Amendment Bill (2011): parody is something that many enjoy. This does not only help nurturing creativity, in fact has proven to help the popularity of the original creation (recent example: PSY Gangnam Style)
  • Anti-Moral-and-National-Education-Curriculum (2012): the introduction of the Moral and National Education Curriculum in 2012 is another major issue that caused

(I didn’t know where to start, just only picked a few examples)

Recently, former senior PRC government officers made various statements condemning Hong Kong people for seeking independence, including this one:

  • Lu Ping, former director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, stated in an exchange of email with the South China Morning Post “Our country, which has a population of 1.3 billion, would not be bothered losing this handful of people.”

Lu said in recent months that Hong Kong would have been a “dead city” if it wasn’t for China and he threatened to stop supply of Dongjiang water (one of my previous post explained this is complete nonsense).

A so called motherland, threatened its own people to stopped water supply (disregarding the fact that this isn’t really the case, Hong Kong pays money for the extremely low quality water, making it a transaction not a merciful act), even said that it doesn’t matter to them to have 7million less people (implying lives aren’t important)…  No wonder this country allows torture, illegitimate killings, house arrest for no ground, and even orders to kill so to harvest human organs!

Debate over the possibilty of HK’s Independence – Water supply

Some of you may have heard that the conflicts between Hong Kongers and Chinese (mainland Chinese) are escalating day by day. This is a massive topic. There are numerous reasons for this intensive conflict, and I wish I could list them all out. I will try to post them as detailed as I could, hopefully very soon.

Netizens from Hong Kong and China debate, often argue, over who provides more to the other – mainly on the economic benefits. Often, Chinese would accuse Hong Kongers for not being grateful about what China has been doing for Hong Kong. One famous (or infamous?) line Chinese often say is “without China’s help, Hong Kong would have died long time ago”.

Many believe that without Guangdong’s water supply, Hong Kong will not be able to survive. Hong Kong buying water from Guangdong is a pure economic transaction. It is, however, unfair:

(1) the price Hong Kong pay for the water from Guangdong is extremely high

(2) Hong Kong has no right to reduce the purchase quantity (there’s a minimum quantity per year)

Let’s see if Hong Kong would really die without the Guangdong water, just like what many Chinese (unfortunately, many Hong Kongers too) believe!

In 2011, average water usage per day in Hong Kong; 2.53 million cubic meter square – meaning average annual water usage is 9.2335 million cubic meter square

(http://www.wsd.gov.hk/tc/publications_and_statistics/statistics/key_facts/miscellaneous_data/index.html#consump)

As of 22 October 2012, water reserve in Hong Kong reservoirs: 436.853 million cubic meter square (74.54% of the total capacity)
(http://www.wsd.gov.hk/tc/publications_and_statistics/statistics/current_storage_position_of_reservoirs/index.html)

– Total reservoirs capacity is 586.05 million cubic meter square

 
Hong Kong’s average catchment’s capacity per year is at least 100 million cubic meter square (the highest is 300 million cubic meter square)
http://www.wsd.gov.hk/tc/publications_and_statistics/statistics/key_facts/miscellaneous_data/index.html

 

Looking at the numbers, if Guangdong terminates the water purchase agreement, Hong Kong has around six to nine months worth of water reserve to plan the next step.

 
Let’s look at water wastage in Hong Kong:
– Water wasted as flushing water – 82 million cubic meter square per year
– Fresh water leaks from pipe system –  230 million cubic meter square per year
(特區政府浪費食水的無恥謊言 http://plastichk.blogspot.hk/2010/05/blog-post_18.html)
 
If all flush water facilities are modified to use sea water (some parts of Hong Kong is already doing so), and repair work of the pipe system is done properly, water wastage can be cut down by 312 million cubic meter square per year!
 
This also represents a massive reduction of fresh water wastage from 923.35 million cubic meter square to 611.35 million cubic meter square!
 
Besides reducing fresh water wastage, the Hong Kong government should build (and should have built) a reverse osmosis desalination plant (RO). Given the available technology, the planned RO plant in Tseung Kwan O is estimated to produce 93 million cubic meter square of fresh water annually in the second phase.
 
We’ve got the number that can match Hong Kong’s consumption, this is pretty close to self-supply, isn’t it?
 
Of course there are other emergency means to deal with the beginning of this plan:
– Suspend all non necessary fresh water facilities, for example public pools
– Pan Hong Kong campaign to reduce water consumption
– Speed up the construction of the trial RO plants in Tuen Mun and Ap Lei Chau (the RO technology allows RO plants to be expanded quite easily and quickly)
– Acquire small scale RO machines from other countries
 
Australia’s CITOR, a Japan made mini RO plant weights 550kg, produces 30,000L of fresh water
(http://www.citor.com.au/seawater-desal.asp)
 
The amount saved from not purchasing Guangdong water is approximately HK$3.54 billion per year. This can be used to acquire numerous 3M DWS2500T water purifying systems (HK$5,680 each) which can filter 2839L of water effectively.