This June, for the first time, Hong Kong’s largest student organization may not attend an annual candlelight vigil marking the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing.


“Many of us dislike the vigil’s underlying notion that we’re all Chinese,” explained Sunny Cheung, a 19-year-old leader of the student union of Hong Kong Baptist University, which had voted against attending the vigil. “We want to build a democratic Hong Kong. It’s not our responsibility to build a democratic China.”

NY Times

Comment: Fascinating article for anyone who recalls Tiananmen Square (and especially, Tank Man). Interesting reader's comments, as well.