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On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court of B.C. handed down an unprecedented judgment J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCSC 1216. This is the first case in Canadian legal history in which child protection workers are found liable for misfeasance in public office, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the standard of care. Findings therein confirm our views and support the merit of our cause. Continuous litigations between JP and the MCFD are summarized in JP Aftermath. Our commentary on the Plecas Review Part 1: Decision Time was published on 4 January 2016. If you have evidence of misfeasance or abuse of children in foster care, please come forward and contact us.
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Table of Contents
  1. The Beginning of An End
  2. Phony Normality
  3. Full Spectrum Counter Dominance
  4. An unprecedented threat: taking over the behaviour and the thought of your children
    • Documentary on forced adoption in the United Kingdom
  5. Some Suggested Stabilization Action Plans
  6. Conclusion
Occupy Central Executive Summary

Occupy Central Aftermath

The Beginning of An End

After 58 days of chaos and futile effort, the Hong Kong police finally acted to clear occupied areas on 25 November 2014. The first protest site cleared is Mong Kok. Followed by Admiralty and Causeway Bay occupied zones on 12 and 15 December 2014 respectively, the occupation movement came to an end. Little or no force was used. Protesters and the police suffered no fatal casualty. Most Hong Kong citizens supported the police action and are happy that disturbance of peace is over. Many of them now see the true nature of the Umbrella Movement.

Occupy Central lasted 78 days (from 28 September 2014 to 15 December 2014) and settled peacefully. It is the longest among similar protests like Occupy Wall Street (17 September 2011 to 15 November 2011, 59 days) and Sunflower Student Movement in Taiwan (18 March 2014 to 10 April 2014, 23 days).

Phony Normality

Despite law and order have been restored, the nightmare of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) government is far from over. Umbrella Movement activists vowed that they will return some day. Pan Democracy Legco members openly swore that they will vote no to the Beijing approved Chief Executive election framework, hence killing the political reform (the pro Beijing Legco camp is 4 votes short to meet the two third statutory requirement to pass the bill). The underlying reasons that caused some Hong Kong citizens to occupy are still unsolved.

At the point of writing, organizers and leaders of the movement largely remain unpunished and rampant. Some of them used high profile surrender to the police to garner public support. There is no indication that funding from foreign powers has stopped. Their strategic objective of inducing regime change has not been accomplished. Rest assured that they will continue to use their local running dogs to seek another opportunity to turn Hong Kong into a western controlled city at the front yard of China. They need a forward base to destabilize China and yet maintain deniability of involvement.

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Progress in the Chinese armed forces is very impressive. In less than 60 years, China builds a world class air force and navy from scratch in a hostile international environment with no foreign aid. Every Chinese should be proud of such accomplishment.

Full Spectrum Counter Dominance

The American policy of full spectrum dominance is an expression of hegemony. It is a very dangerous, aggressive and ambitious strategy designed for continuous exploitation. To counter such strategy and to maximize the chance of survival in view of such aggression, it requires a well thought strategy based on China's strengths against weaknesses of her rivalries in aspects vital for national security.

Full spectrum counter dominance does not mean a head-on competition at every front. Otherwise, it is merely a pursuit of hegemony to replace an existing hegemony. Although full spectrum counter dominance may inevitably portray an image of hegemony, its essence is the defensive ability to effectively neutralize threats to China's freedom and ability to exercise her legitimate rights and to protect her national interests. It does not imply acquiring power to subjugate other nations. In short, strengthening comprehensive power within China's constraints is the only viable solution. Such comprehensive power entails:

  1. Military power

    First and foremost, no counter dominance could be possible without credible military threat. While advance military hardware comprises the main component of a nation's war machine, wise strategies and morale of the entire nation also play an important role in determining military strength. Accurate and timely intelligence is vital in military decision making. Intelligence collection inevitably involves espionage and hacking. In a world full of misinformation spread intentionally and unintentionally, correct analysis of intelligence is of paramount importance.

    To minimize discrepancy in weaponry, China should focus on research and development on weapons that both nations start on equal footing, such as hypersonic strike vehicle, drones, directed-energy weapons, cyber defensive and offensive know-how. While we understand that the Chinese aircraft carrier program is designed to protect maritime rights and sea route security, resource draining head-on competition with the U.S. in carrier quality and quantity should be avoided. Do not make the same mistake of Yuri Andropov in the 1980's of falling prey on Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (commonly known as the Star War program) that contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

    The Chinese armed forces and economy must achieve the following 3C:

    • Combat readiness (peacetime vigilance, insightful views on military, scientific, economic and political developments, reliable and extensive intelligence, morale);
    • Combat effectiveness (the ability to win at minimal costs and to prevent enemy from achieving its strategic goals); and
    • Combat sustainability (the ability to maintain war effort over a prolonged period of time by protecting strategic resources, war industry and, above all, the will to fight).

    It is imperative that all weapon systems are designed and manufactured independently at home. Weight should be placed on submarine base nuclear retaliatory capability, long-range radar capable of detecting stealth aircrafts, cyber defense, satellite knockout capability, military data chain interception and innovative high tech weaponry application. Strategic oil reserve should always be more than that of potential foes and kept in safe depots. Static defense of vital infrastructures (such as Three Gorges Dam and nuclear power plants) and oil shipping lanes should be enhanced. Naval power should focus on nuclear powered attack submarines, land based long range anti-ship missiles and the ability to control sea lanes that have energy and security interests. In view of hostile military pacts, intensified surveillance, endless effort to prevent reunification with the province of Taiwan and mounting national security threats on territorial integrity, China should reconsider the propriety of her no-first-use nuclear weapon policy.

    Unlike the U.S. armed forces, the People's Liberation Army has no foreign military base and has not engaged in a major war longer than six months since the Korean War (1950-1953). To a nation, lack of combat experience is both a blessing and a malediction. Short of warmongering, regular military exercises involving multiple armed forces in terrains resembling the most possible conflict areas and maintaining high alert and battle readiness are necessary. Export of military hardware is also good for earning foreign income and testing weapon reliability when client states go to war.

  2. Economic power

    Economic power alone is necessary but insufficient to ensure national security. The gross national product (GNP) of China during the Qing Dynasty was about one-third of the total global GNP. Yet such economic strength did not protect the nation from foreign exploitation. That said, economic power is vital in supporting a credible war machine.

    Modern economic power comprises of sustainable use of natural resources, advanced technology, skilled labour, intellectual properties, ability to determine international trade law (hence influence on international trade dispute arbitration), stable financial structure and acceptance of local currency in direct trade settlement. The recent retractions of contracts previously award to Chinese corporations to build seaports and high speed train system in Greece, Sri Lanka and Mexico are example of how a lack of ability to influence international trade disputes could jeopardize Chinese business and national interests.

    Furthermore, a robust economy should also contain effective mechanism to combat foreign predatory schemes that exploit local capital and exchange markets.

  3. National unity

    Mere internal stability does not equal national unity and is often inadequate to counter dominance. Patriotism motivated by willingness to sacrifice self interests for the notion of one nation one mind and constant vigilance of national security risks during peacetime will highly enhance the chance of survival of a nation in a hostile world. Effective and uncorrupted governance, common belief and goals, minimization of conflicts between various social classes, a fair and imperial judiciary, laws that serve to uphold the commonly accepted values of a nation, thrifty and prudent fiscal policy will all help to create a centripetal force that pulls a people together.

  4. The nuclear football never leaves the U.S. president when he is away from the White House. Hover your mouse to pause the slide show.
  5. Information and knowledge power

    It is a form of power that is based on controlling the information needed by others in order to reach an important goal or to prevent others in attaining an objective. It could refer to any aspect in question. In the internet era, a new concept of cyber-technological warfare has been developed to gain an upper hand against adversaries.

    All American made operating systems are open to CIA hacking to conduct sabotage and espionage. The Patriot Act signed into law by President George W. Bush on 26 October 2001 obliges every American citizen and corporation to collaborate with the U.S. government in conducting surveillance under the pretext of anti terrorism. The nuclear football (the U.S. president's briefcase used to authorize nuclear attacks while away from fixed command centers, such as the White House Situation Room) is said to contain a set of codes to authorize cyber attacks as well.

  6. Leading global mainstream thinking

    Leadership on global mainstream thinking ensures acceptance of value, modus operandi and hence an edge to determine rule of game in important world affairs.

  7. Quality of Citizens

    A nation is formed by people. Quality of a country's citizens such as education, median age (under 45), productivity, sharing of a common vision, bonding of the same language, culture and heritage, above all, patriotism determines the overall strength of a nation.

  8. Quality of Governance and Political Leadership

    Good governance includes efficient and sustainable use of a nation's resources, fair government policies for all social classes and ethnic groups, prudent fiscal policies, imperial judiciary, vigilance of national security risks at all times, ability to fight corruption and racketeering, effective mobilization of a nation to deal with crisis. Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It is self-defense and patriotism.

    Good political leadership is characterized by:

    • bright strategic vision to keep a nation strong and out of harm's way (including subversion like Occupy Central);
    • ability to maintain political stability and continuity if there is an incapacity to discharge the office of the head of state due to assassination or death in a military attack;
    • ability to bring prosperity and a safe environment (including clean air and safe foods) to its people.
  9. Infrastructure

    Well protected basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a society, such as transportation (road and railways), communications systems, water and power lines, food storage depots, bridges, dams, oil refinery and storage facilities, and public institutions such as schools and hospitals are indicators of strength.

  10. Technology

    Advanced technology in military, science, engineering, ship building, railway constructions, peaceful use of nuclear power and food production are of vital important to a nation's comprehensive strength. In particular, we wish to caution the U.S. development of genetically engineered foods, such as products made by the American agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto, could potentially choke the Chinese food production industry and achieve monopoly. Food and water are basic necessities that have substantial strategic value.

US wants China to do well

An unprecedented threat: taking over the behaviour and the thought of your children

Although the power controlling Occupy Central failed to induce regime change this time, they have successfully planted seeds of discontent in some Hong Kong people, especially those from the younger generation. Young people are the future of a nation and will eventually be in a position of power. The impacts of controlling the next generation are far reaching and could create chaos or turn China into a puppet state like Ukraine and post-Saddam Iraq. This unprecedented threat must be effectively neutralized without delay.

English-speaking free and democratic nations, such as the U.K., the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, have more than a century of experience in using children for political purposes. Sovereign power of the First Nation (also known as the indigenous/aboriginal or native people) was destroyed by removing children from their parents and alienate them from their heritage. Such oppressive action effectively assimilates children into the perpetrator's culture and render them harmless to the regime. Forced cultural assimilation is a powerful non-military concept instituted to subdue the native people of occupied territories by physically removing their children from the care of their parents under the pretext of protecting them. Without families, a nation will cease to exist. It is an inhumane act of wanton cruelty. Residential schools in Canada and in Australian (victims of the latter is known as the Stolen Generation) are indisputable evidence of the foregoing. State sponsored child removal was instituted for a political purpose during the colonial and the post independence era until the end of the 20th century. After the First Nation ceased to be a risk to the white man regime, child removal gradually turns into a lucrative business for service providers in the modern child protection industry.

Although these so-called free and democratic governments have now renounced this cultural assimilation practice, they have never given up child removal authority. A special type of law enforcer called child protection workers are empowered with near absolute statutory power to remove children based on bureaucratic opinion. They are commonly known as social workers or child protection workers. In practice, they are masqueraded secret police who often play god against unsuspecting parents and and act as business broker to allocate apprehended children to various service providers, such as foster parents, psychologists, counselors, lawyers, supervised visit workers, ... etc., in the child protection industry. Supported by junk science, lopsided statute and case law, the industry in most English speaking countries has grown so powerful and oppressive that service providers can commit legalized crimes against humanity without any legal consequence. Most removed children are traumatized and some are murdered in foster homes.

Service providers in the child protection industry define child abuse, set the standard of their services, silence victims and suppress criticism by fear and devoid of information under the pretext of privacy. They control the official critical channel by way of a pseudo watchdog called Representative of Children and Youth who often beat the same drum of alleging lack of funding as a factor for social work failure that usually results in abuse in foster homes and at times death. The racket is sophisticated and brilliantly designed to rip off taxpayers who remain ignorant, apathetic or misled to believe in the merits of state-sponsored child removal. There are compelling reasons to believe that a more dangerous and equally oppressive modern child protection regime is a derivative of the residential schools. State sponsored child removal never ceases. The only difference is now families from all ethnic groups are at risk. Aboriginal and visible minority families remain the most prominent victims of the racket. Chinese who admire western democracy may not believe the foregoing. The following cases are just two of the many in which Canadian Chinese parents are oppressed by their democratic government under the pretext of child protection:

  1. Li's child removal in Vancouver (January 2009)
  2. Hong Kong couple Hung-Kwan Yuen and Anna Zhang from Toronto arrested for kidnapping their own children in Richmond, B.C. on 25 October 2009

These two Chinese families both want to pursue a safer future for their children when they immigrated to Canada. As long as the Canadian government has the general authority to remove children, no parents can protect the basic security of their children. Those who wish to immigrate to English speaking nations where their governments have the same oppressive authority should think twice before submitting their applications.

State sponsored child removal is a systematic attack against a civil population resulting in enforced disappearance of persons. According to Article 7 2(f) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, "enforced disappearance of persons" is defined as the arrest, detention or abduction of persons by, or with the authorization, support or acquiescence of, a State or a political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge that deprivation of freedom or to give information on the fate or whereabouts of those persons, with the intention of removing them from the protection of the law for a prolonged period of time. Of course, this is committed under the pretext of child protection. Service providers are allowed by law to further their self-serving interests. Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they are ratified into law. Alienation of children from parents is an inhumane act intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to mental health. It is a very formidable weapon seldom known to the world.

Those who do not believe that serious structural corruption exists in democratic nations should watch what retired judges, debarred lawyers (because they blew the whistle on CPS corruption), academicians, authors and victims testified. This sheds light on the dark side of democracy: an elected assembly could trample a man's rights as much as a tyranny.

Furthermore, Western powers are experts in turning young children against their parents. Children lack maturity, sophisticated mind and life experience to see through well contrived schemes. They become an easy target for predators masqueraded as protector, liberator or savior to mislead them to give false or distorted incriminating statements against their parents. Tactics often used by child protection regime attests the foregoing. In addition to political purposes, child removal also offers huge financial benefits to service providers in the child protection industry by way of tax dollars allocated to child protection. It provides a perfect excuse to levy more tax and opens government to corruption and racketeering. State sponsored child removal is a monopoly business. Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency. The child protection industry has them all.

We are not suggesting that Hong Kong children will be physically removed from their parents by a foreign power. The most certain way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. All it takes to influence the next generation and alienate them from mainstream national interests is by imparting some perverted notion that appears seemingly right. Freedom and democracy appeal to human nature. Who does not want to be free? The power to vote create an illusion that one is in charge. Be mindful that people in Hong Kong enjoy a great latitude of freedom, including occupying major streets for almost 80 days without getting punished by law. Gay pride movement is an example to demonstrate how successful such tactic is. Through subtle indoctrination by way of mass media and popular culture (songs, movies, books), the heart and mind of young Hong Kong people, who generally have an unqualified admiration of almost anything from the West, are gradually won. Speaking of Hollywood movies, Chinese are often portrayed as thugs, mafia and aggressors. Since the Ukraine crisis broke out in 2013, the American movie industry seems to have shift gear to target the Russians as the bad guy. In "Taken 3 (2014)" and "The Equalizer (2014)", Russians played mafia engaging in sex trafficking, murders and other mob-related illegal activities. The target audience is us, English-speaking Westerners. Such powerful subtle indoctrination is often used to manipulate public opinion and sentiment in support of hidden government agenda.

Media and the education apparatus in Hong Kong are critical of China. Lopsided news reporting against China and failure to institute patriotic education facilitate the precipitation of Occupy Central. Furthermore, most Hong Kong people know little about history, especial modern history. These conditions provide fertile ground for subversion using social engineering as weapon. This is a dangerous weapon because it appears harmless and carries a universal value. Those who oppose it are perceived as the bad guy by many naive people.

In addition to intangible corruption on thoughts, China and Hong Kong must also be vigilant at all times to protect young people from addictive substance abuse (like cigarettes, drugs and alcohol). Be mindful that the British had sold vast amount of opium to China that corrupted Chinese so severely that they eventually earned the nickname "sick man of East Asia".

It may appear that we are playing the devil's advocate against democratic reform. No, we are not. We try to direct our readers to think rationally. Why on earth would China's largest competitor want China to do well? The U.S. president is not elected by the Chinese people and therefore has no duty to look after their best interests. Empirically, wherever the West exports democracy, there are divisions, chaos or war. Ukraine is the most recent example. Umbrella Movement activists in Hong Kong should think twice before seeking assistance abroad. Like seeking help from child protection workers whose job security and livelihood depends on prolonging problems in families whom they call clients, it is dangerous and unwise.

Some Suggested Stabilization Action Plans

Carlos Morales (an alleged former CPS investigator) exposed the nature of the child protection industry in the U.S. Don't let this problem infests Hong Kong or China.
"仍然是發生" is a Cantonese pop song written by an oppressed Chinese in Vancouver who shared his experience in a so-called democratic country. An elected assembly could trample a man's right as much as a tyranny.
  1. 橫橫行行惡社工害慣人,叫家長驚震,這是遺憾,全是社會嘅敵人。 糊糊塗塗裡法官尚未放人,父母跌進黑暗,如臨末日般被困。 計算內這樣事情原是沒可能,可惜最終仍是發生,仍然是發生, 當親子的愛飄散似灰塵,你也許不信,你也許不知道, 人間作孽竟會咁驚人,仍是發生,當奸貪施計屈你縱不忿, 現在愛子失去,而知道權奸不會得到批判,多少有點激憤。

  2. 橫橫行行惡社工極放任,害你孤單終老,一世遺憾,成日喊不願做人。 迷迷糊糊如像被奪命鉤魂,沒法思想通透,前路像越走越暗。 計算內這樣事情原是沒可能,不應發生仍是發生,仍然是發生, 當家傾子散補救冇可能,你也許不信,你也許不知道, 民主背後竟創這傷痕,仍是發生,天天新冤案不禁要一問, 為什永不知錯,明知道權奸出位兼且不對,多少有點悲憤。
Chorus:

仍然是發生,當家傾子散補救已冇可能, 你也許不信,你也許不知道, 民主背後竟有這傷痕。 仍是發生,當奸貪施計屈你縱不忿, 現在愛子失去而知道權奸反會得到稱讚, 多少有點激憤

A 5,000-year old nation of 1.3 billion people who speak the same language, bonded in one heritage and one culture, and live in a vast fertile land with an abundance of strategic resources is formidable. However, numeric superiority is inherently susceptible to divide and conquer tactic. There are always no shortage of different opinions, interests and agenda among such huge populace. Inducing difference and driving a wedge among contentious factions is ideal to weaken such nation. Even God, in His infinite wisdom, used the same tactic when man built the Tower of Babel. Unity is strength. This is what China's adversaries try to break.

China's economic success and advancement in military power in the last 30 years attract both envy and fear. Since 1840, China has faced serious foreign exploitation. The British sold opium, invaded and burnt her imperial palace under the pretext of free trade. The Japanese tried to exterminate the Chinese race by indiscriminate killing known as the three all policy (kill all, burn all, loot all). The Imperial Russian under Tsar secretly moved border stones forward when China was at war with other western powers. The American gave her territories to other nations, obstructs reunification with Taiwan and covertly aids China's hostile neighbors to intrude her legitimate rights. China also suffered internal socio political turmoil and natural disasters during the 1950's and 1960's. Yet the nation survives and thrives.

China has never encountered a full scale proxy war of destabilization before. Occupy Central is a new experience to many Chinese. Incidentally, we are pleased to learn that some of our suggested countermeasures to combat subversion in Hong Kong published on 2 November 2014 are being contemplated by the Hong Kong SAR government.

A major reason why subversion failed this time is a lack of fundamental factors for large-scale uprising strong enough to topple a regime. The economy of Hong Kong is healthy. Near full employment has been reached. Taxes are low. Government managed to generate a surplus four times higher than expected. Despite many Hong Kong citizens live in poor living conditions by North American standard, most of them live comfortably in a free society unprecedented in Chinese history. Above all, rule of law is generally observed and obeyed by most Hong Kong people. Conspirators must first create contempt of the judicial system and economic crisis to fuel social unrest. The following measures may deter or render foreign subversion more difficult:

  1. provide bursary and tax incentive such as refundable tax credit in the forthcoming SAR government budget to parents who send their children to visit schools in China for cross learning;
  2. improve the local economy by strengthening touristsim, financial services, medical tourism and logistics to provide full employment and to allow the grassroots to share economic success;
  3. use the huge government surplus and/or permit early redemption of pension funds to subsidize first time home buyers to acquire properties in the private market;
  4. encourage patriotic Hong Kong businessmen to takeover the financially troubled Asia TV and use it as a platform to promote patriotism;
  5. outlaw receipt of political donations from foreign sources, including nongovernmental organizations;
  6. monitor financial transactions of leaders and activists of Occupy Central;
  7. keep a watchful eye on disciplines like social work and psychology to ensure that Western inspired social engineering movements like child protection and heretical occults (such as Falun Gong) cannot be used as a tool to weaken families or to foster deviation from orthodox beliefs, which could lead to social unrest and weaken a nation;
  8. offer Pan Democratic Legco members prominent positions in future government if they support the political reform referendum and give up their anti Beijing position;
  9. create incentive to report foreign subversion based on good evidence (to avoid witch hunt);
  10. use taxation and social welfare policy to create a more even distribution of wealth among various social classes;
  11. research and produce documentaries to advance knowledge that an elected assembly could trample a man's rights as much as a tyranny (we are happy to offer first hand information should the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese governments decide to proceed);
  12. reduce the number of entry permits of mainland residents to visit Hong Kong and improve the food production quality control in China to mitigate conflicts with the Hong Kong people;
  13. institute free youth programs designed to get young people engaged in knowledge enrichment, practical job skill training.

Conclusion

By and large, problems arising from democratic reform in Hong Kong are a result of foreign subversion taking advantage of the uneven distribution of wealth, lack of affordable housing and the self-serving interest of some disgruntled local politicians who see no future in the Beijing approved reform framework. This episode has enlightened many people in Hong Kong to see what democracy is all about. The rapid change in public opinion after Occupy Central broke out suggests that people in Hong Kong prefer stability and prosperity to political reform.

Many, if not most, of Occupy Central protesters are young people born shortly before or after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong. This proves that post-handover education in the last 17 years has failed to impart patriotism and, above all, failed to enlighten the next generation to understand the flaws of democracy. Under protection of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, commie phobic teachers and media in Hong Kong are a major catalyst in Occupy Central. Lack of national security law renders protesters fearless of serious legal consequences.

We found the enlightening Chinese poem on the left written after the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. It provides food for thought on how a democratic government could be manipulated by special interests and create oppressive laws that harm children and families under the pretext of a noble cause. It echoes the notion that an elected assembly could trample a man's rights as much as a tyranny. In a so-called democracy, those who act better in front of a camera would certainly have an edge over their competitors. This explains why people like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger became president and governor. Of course, power brokers behind the scenes are using public figures for their interests. Those who blindly believe in democracy should ask themselves the fundamental question of whether an elected official is necessarily better. The price of division could mean destruction in a predatory world.

As long as there are discrepancies in values between Hong Kong and China, there is conflict and hence room for subversion. Since Occupy Central ended, there are several waves of acrimonious protests against Mainlanders from China for their bad habits and doing parallel trading (buying up goods at lower tax rates and then selling them on at home at a profit, hence creating shortage of basic supplies and pushes up the cost of local goods). Some protesters are demanding a return to British rule. This undue freedom is not punishable as treason in Hong Kong because there is no national security law. Such internal conflicts are precisely what foreign powers are longing for to further their subversive scheme. Hong Kong will continue to be a challenge to test the political wisdom of the Chinese and SAR leadership.

Like seeking immortality, pursuit of an everlasting hegemony is bounded to fail. It is dangerous and could lead to disaster. In a nuclear era, our biggest enemy is war itself. Learning to live in peace with other nations based on mutual respect and benefits is a more realistic plan to ensure a safer future for our children.


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[This page was conceptualized on 27 January 2015, published on 3 February 2015, last revised 1 March 2015.]