The world keeps spinning no matter who wins elections. In Hong Kong, the West and East are in a struggle. Freedom from the British cannot mean enslavement by the Chinese. They have been free too long. This is not Tiananmen Square. Hong Kong is an economy unto itself, a massive economic juggernaut that can aid the Chinese government in maneuvering the troubled waters that are surely ahead. But they want freedom in return.
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 6, 2014
The fundamental difference between the ways of life in China and Hong Kong is the difference between the CCP’s dictatorship in the mainland and the institutions of freedom Hong Kong inherited from the United Kingdom.