Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Rumour about a vague hint indirectly describing remote possibility of democracy

Hong Kong craves democracy. So much even that today's South China Morning Post is prepared to grasp every possible straw and making it the leader on the front page.

A quote (and I'm not making this up): 'The central government may hint in vague and indirect wording that there could be a possibility of reaching full democracy by 2017.'

Sounds like something straight out of The Onion. This is not grasping a straw. This is grasping the shadow of a hypothetical straw that might, just might, appear by the time the clouds that block the sun have moved.

Or not, of course. Meanwhile, I suggest the South China Morning Post leaves rumours to blogs.

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