Hong Kong Independence in School ｜校園港獨之爭
The controversy of Hong Kong’s independence movement mirrors the power dynamics within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The “whites” or espionage personnel have been infiltrating Hong Kong for years. They should well be aware that no centralised education authority in Hong Kong can dictate to all educators that discussion on the issue of Hong Kong’s independence be prohibited. What the “whites” can do, at best, is to infiltrate and influence (if not through bribery) individuals and institutions under various religious, charitable authorities or corporate bodies.
The “reds”, however, are more used to exerting centralised control over civil servants and educators as regards organisation and finance. All public servants are required to comply with CCP’s policies. Such is CCP’s conventional practice in their own jurisdiction that non-compliance is severely punished: teachers are not paid and schools not assigned work. Applying this policy in Hong Kong indicates that the “reds” have prevailed, at least seasonally, over the “whites” in dominating CCP’s Hong Kong policy.
Hong Kongers will soon witness a scene reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution: those underground CCP loyalists who have long cultivated a veneer of rationality, objectivity and neutrality will, almost all at once, expose their “red” fangs and ferocity. This will squeeze the moderate democrats heavily, whilst presenting a golden opportunity for the pro-independence camp to show their mettle. Similarly, the Cultural Revolution and the 1967 Leftist riots shattered decades of operation by Zhou Enlai and his undercover forces in Hong Kong.