Public Service is my Motto.
- Nov 2, 2017
The main problem I see with the umbrella movement is that it isn't winning over the mainland Chinese. For the movement to ultimately work, it needs to become China-wide at this point. People think that the CCP and Xi Jinping are monumental and unassailable, but this is more illusion than reality. Xi and the CCP are only in power while they keep the people prosperous, and they know it. This means that a total crackdown cannot work, as it will cause a collapse in the Chinese economy as foreign investment abandons it, but giving in to the umbrella movement won't work either as it will be seen as weakness (apparently). Ultimately the CCP has decided to simply wait out the protests I think, applying only enough policing to make life hard for the movement. Now, if the movement began to spread into other cities, the story would change, but thus far that hasn't happened.