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Post time 2015-11-18 10:26:41 |Display all floors
Very aggressive behavior from HK fans. They held banners which said "HK is not part of China" and waved "boo" signs during Chinese national anthem.

In Europe offensive signs are forbidden in the stands and last night English and French fans sang together the French national anthem.


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Post time 2015-11-18 10:37:01 |Display all floors
The game itself ended 0-0

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Post time 2015-11-18 14:07:14 |Display all floors
HK must institute mandatory military training for all youths.

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Post time 2015-11-18 14:37:08 |Display all floors
To discourage this sense of disassociation from China,  one easy and simple step that can be taken into consideration is to make putonghua/ mandarin the only official chinese language in HK by abolishing the cantonese language's current official status, the sooner the better. Differentiation of language introduces the unseen barrier and encourages disassociation within the group.  Differentiation is the very characteristic of western culture, the root for resulting in the many different languages and countries in Europe. Chinese culture works from the opposite perspective, we favour assimilation and believe unity is power. Because of such value and belief, China has remained more or less intact and growing in size over the last 2000yrs since the first emperor Qin accomplished the first unity in central China.

The British intentionally went against the tide to make cantonese the official chinese language in Hk in 1972 and at the same time prohibited the use of mandarin in Hk. Before this ill-motivate language policy was implanted, mandarin had already been widely accepted as the official Chinese language in the other 3 major chinese communities (ie mainland China, taiwan and Singapore).  Despite Hk then was made up of a >90% cantonese population, the dominant medium in Hk's music, tv and movie productions during 1950s-early 1970s was also mandarin. After the British's twisted work, cantonese became the only chinese medium in Hk media broadcast by early 1980s.  However, the international schools in Hk have always taught mandarin instead of cantonese to the children from the affluent families, even during the colonial old days. Wicked, isnt it?

It's more than obvious that having cantonese as the official language in Hk is in conflict with Chinese interest. It has caused many unnecessary disputes and a great deal of inconvenience for the many non-cantonese speaking chinese.  It's also responsible for hk students appalling chinese competence. now hk is back to China's reign, Chinese should not continue paying the price for foreigners intentional wrong on us.  One country comes before 2 systems. Given Hong Kong's important role for China's development, given the obvious ill intention by the Brits, amendment should be made to hk's language policy, mandarin should be made the only official chinese standard in Hong Kong, the sooner the better for both hk and China. media should press on to spread the message

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Post time 2015-11-18 14:43:33 |Display all floors
quite many blind-minded hk ppl actually believe hk's rise was due to the superiority of cantonese culture and cantonese is a more genuine, superior chinese language than mandarin.  This mentality is more like an average person suddenly gets rich mostly bcoz of benefiting from others misfortune yet he lacks the wisdom to realize that and even becomes very arrogant to think that his fortune proves he is more talented than others so others should look up to him instead.

Some facts to verify cantonese's competitiveness:

1. in the highly competitive university entrance exam in China, despite of Canton's economic affluence, the entrance rate from the cantonese population has always been on the low end.
2. most of the front writers in media production in the canton area are non-cantonese.
3. Most if not all of the infrastructure and big projects happening in the canton area have been masterminded by non-cantonese.

In summery, cantonese's high time had nothing to do with the cantonese innate competitiveness. All were due to circumstantial factors. Same for hk.  Hk's downhill is already inevitable, just a matter of how fast. Clinging to the cantonese language is faster.

Economic boom might have given a bit twist of fate for the cantonese language, but such twist is destined to be short lived. discrimination against Cantonese accent is deeply rooted, clinging to cantonese will only invite more alienation and discrimination for hk.

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Post time 2015-11-18 14:47:18 |Display all floors
Considering the hit rate, cost effective is not much of a concern

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Post time 2015-11-18 15:36:15 |Display all floors
Who cares it's a nothing game soccer is

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