Feverish Student Power of Hong Kong: Hotheads in Hardhats
Publisher: Terry Nettle
This book discusses how feverish student power in Hong Kong is running amok.
Rage and anger among the students about a wide range of long-standing social issues is feeding on the prejudice and distrust of a large section of the society. And this is distorting perceptions, inflaming emotions and fomenting unrest. In many way, mass protests are degenerating into mobs and are getting out of control.
The writer noted that the seemingly perpetual protests in Hong Kong is causing chaos and uncertainly, Both peaceful protests and violent protests are becoming frequent. If this continues unabated for a considerable length of time, this can have serious long-term consequences for the city as a financial and commercial hub. In the end, both the protesters and the citizens of the city will be the victims of their creation and tolerance of such a seriously confrontational political culture.
This writer examines the roles of mass media and social media and the many factors that impacted the Hong Kong student protests, and looks into how the many deep-seated problems can be resolved and how the culture of perpetual protests can be changed.
The book also considers the chequered world history of student protests and student power and reviews their outcome and effectiveness as a political tool, and the lessons to be drawn.