|Follow Benny Tai's mantra this Sunday.... and the Sunday after that...|
So far China has decided that there will be two to three candidates, and they must get at least 50 percent support from the 1,200-member nominating committee in order to run for chief executive.
Isn't that what we basically have already? How is that considered political reform?
Some people blame the Occupy movement for pushing Beijing's buttons, scaring it with the prospect of mass chaos in Central.
He also plans to shave his head as a symbol of sacrificing himself for the cause.
It's hard to say whether that is true or not, but the threat of civil disobedience was meant to show Hong Kong people are not going to take this passively, that they want to have a choice of who will be the next chief executive, and the nomination of the candidates cannot be controlled by only 1,200 people in a city whose population is over 7 million.
What happens in Beijing on Sunday -- though it's pretty much sewn up -- will determine how many show up in Central. Will the momentum last? Depends if Beijing puts its foot in its mouth again...