Hong Kong’s One-legged Return – Li Datong (ÊùéÂ§ßÂêå)
From Open Democracy:
The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the People’s Republic of China were just as grand as for the handover itself in 1997. Hu Jintao and a raft of senior officials all visited Hong Kong. Meticulously-planned variety performances were played out one after another. The mainland Chinese media provided blanket coverage of how Hong Kong had become “even more wonderful” over the last ten years, with China Central Television broadcasting the events live for the whole day. However, the scenes after Hu’s departure, when tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens took to the streets for a pro-democracy demonstration, were not reported by the mainland media.
Li Datong (ÊùéÂ§ßÂêå) is a Chinese journalist and a former editor of Bingdian (Freezing Point), a weekly supplement of the China Youth Daily newspaper.