onsdag 9. mars 2016

A film abhorrent to the Communist Party has proved a hit in Hong Kong

“THE reason why Hong Kong does not have democracy is because no one has died yet,” says a student in the former British colony who thinks it worth shedding blood to win freedom. Fellow supporters of the territory’s independence from China rampage through the streets; a protester self-immolates outside the British consulate. The government in Beijing sends tanks to crush the revolt. Such a calamity is unlikely in 2016. But could it happen in Hong Kong within the next decade? That is the question posed by “Ten Years”, a popular local film that has infuriated mainland officials. Read more