|Zhang encourages Hong Kong to take an active role in One Belt, One Road|
|Opposition to Communist rule still simmers in Hong Kong|
|Memories of the Cultural Revolution are still fresh|
Because it's all about the money. Hong Kong's paramount value to Beijing is to act as a world-class financier to fund China's ambitions. Anything else that citizens consider essential for social stability -- democracy, self-determination, independence, a high degree of autonomy, property prices -- are trivial banquet conversation.