Mon, Oct 15, 2012 - Page 3 News List

China’s new leaders may menace nation: dissident

DIRE STRAITS:Renegade writer Yuan Hongbing said many of the country’s new chiefs were raised during the Cultural Revolution and may initiate new hostilities toward Taiwan

By Hsieh Wen-hua and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff Reporter, with Staff Writer

Accusing the Chinese government of gradually devouring Hong Kong’s Cantonese culture and its core values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law by opening up the region to Chinese tourists, Lung said things have changed a lot in the semi--autonomous territory.

“In today’s Hong Kong, simplified Chinese characters have started showing up on road signs and restaurants, bankers are assisting clients in opening up renminbi accounts, there are even government officials proposing teachers lecture students in Mandarin,” Lung said.

“Taiwanese must learn from yesterday’s Tibet, today’s Hong Kong and think about their country’s future. They must keep a vigilant eye,” Lung added.

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