We are seeing a bizarre proliferation recently of ever more pro-Beijing organisations seemingly dedicated to telling us that we are too stupid to choose our own leaders. It appears to be a rule that these should have as long and unwieldy a name as possible. Last night's news reported on a public forum organised by the Love China-Hong Kong Alliance of Youth Cultural Societies. The main "youth" speaking at this appeared to be long-time Beijing lackey Ho Sai-chu (born 1937). Of the other three youth representatives on the platform, one had grey hair, one was balding, and even the youngest-looking didn't appear to be less than 40. From the brief shot we saw of what seemed to be a minuscule audience, few of them appeared to be younger than 80. (Many old folks in Hong Kong treat these kind of public forums as free entertainment.)
So no youth there, and not much sign of Love either. Are we really supposed to take these pathetic organisations seriously?