Once again Hong Kong is proving to be a thorn and a headache to Mainland Communist China. When Hong Kong joined Mainland China, surely they would have realised that Communist China would slowly bring them to their Communist way of thinking, or were they naive? Well it maybe brainwashing, but that is the way the Mainland Communists want - to have a society that thinks like one, acts like one and is a total monolith. That is how the Communists the world over operate and it is nothing new. If Hong Kong tries to act too independent, then one should not be surprised if the Mainland Communists take harsh measures, as they have always done for any nationality that has tried to chart their independent ways, be it the Tibetans, Uighurs, Inner Mongolians or whoever. Hong Kongers must understand that, even if they are not quite in line with the Northern Chinese way of accepting without question whatever is told to them and totally subservient to the Communist diktats! This attitude that they are different and are Cantonese or whatever will make them pay heavily. Make no mistake, the Mainland Communists do not like dissent!