Hong Kong's Chief Mr. Tung Chi Hwa resigned today with 2 and a half years of appointment by China remaining, after a week of speculation of his potential resignation.
This piece of news is related to me because I consider myself from Hong Kong, and I care about Hong Kong's current affairs. Throughout the years, seeing Mr. Tung's numerous mistakes made to Hong Kong is quite a sad experience. I am not at all interested in politics. But any human beings with average IQ realize Mr. Tung did not do a good job managing Hong Kong in general. I wasn't physically in Hong Kong so it doesn't impact me very much. But seeing Hong Kong people pouring onto the streets protesting, suffering from SARS, it makes my heart aches. Now he resigned, I believe it is an overall good thing to Hong Kong. The new chief Mr. Tsang might not do a better job than Mr. Tung, but a new chief will definitely bring new insights to the government. And hopefully, Hong Kong will be better because of having some new ideas in the government.
The last Hong Kong governor from Britain, Christ Patten (now Chancellor of Oxford University), says it well. He said the Beijing government never really understand what Hong Kong people want. They only use a parent-style governing style to Hong Kong, treating all Hong Kong people as their "children". Does this kind of governing really works?