I still can't believe it. (to be continued)
After, like, five hours, I am feeling better FINALLY. I found it so hard to calm down, truly, and now I can discuss about it sensibly, hopefully.
BBC and CNN (two major western international media) have started reporting about this matter. There are still a lot of things to confirm, and a lot to explore, understand and discuss. From what we know now, Tung steps down for personal reasons, which were mainly 'health' reasons, as an excuse. We can see that from this incident, the western media have not got sufficient background information about politics in Hong Kong, possibly also China, to make proper judgements and comments. More news to come, and I have not yet got enough information to comment on that, so I will tell more in this column once I see and hear more, from them, but not from you......
After more than one month now, I know I have to finish it.
In front of all the cameras, Tung has shown everybody he was a humble, nice, old man. He spoke well, for the last time he spoke as the Chief Executive. All the media seemed to take points of view from Hong Kong mass media, without pretending they were trying to get 'insider news'. From CNN and BBC, the same tone, the same theory. Tung didn't resign willingly, but was 'recommended' to quit his job by Chinese Central Government.
For this, it has become a strange situation, as Hong Kong media and critiques have been changing their minds after a while, when this matter has been settled down. They believe, now, both Tung and PRC Government are 'co-organisers' of this farce, for Tung DID resign, whether he meant it or not, and the PRC Leaders 'surprisingly' accepted his resignation.
For now, the focus is already shifted, first to '2 or 5 years', then 'who should be the next', 'who should take part or not and why', finally becomes 'how is Tsang compared with Tung'...... It is a horrible thing facing us, Hong Kong people, feeling horrified, without nothing we can actually do, knowing that we are the ones who should be most directly and seriously affected by each policy 'imposed' by Communist Government. Is there still anything we could control, as the local citizens, as the major stakeholder?
Still, I couldn't believe Tung has resigned.