Thursday, January 12, 2017

[Opinion] A Conditional Promissory Note

Original: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Last updated: Friday, January 13, 2017

1. Sometimes fiction mimics reality and sometimes it is the other way around, reality mimics fiction.

As to the current Hong Kong Chief Executive Election for 2017, it is reality that mimics fiction.

I have been following the progress of the Hong Kong Chief Executive Election for 2017 with wide eye amazement.

If I am not mistaken, Xi Jinping and many participants in the 2017 Election are following the strategies as analyzed by the character Master Wu in episode 19 of the 1997 Chinese historical TV drama Yongzheng Dynasty.

The similarity or resemblance between fiction and reality is quite amazing.

If I am guessing right that soon-to-be former Financial Secretary John Tsang will become the next Hong Kong Chief Executive, then I will write another blog post detailing some of the parallels between the strategies as analyzed by Master Wu and the actual events for the 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election.

2. For those who know putonghua, Master Wu's analysis for the succession to the throne happens between the 34:45 and 43:55 minute marks in the following YouTube video:

3. Names, Words and Phrases:

John Tsang (Traditional Chinese: 曾俊華; Simplified Chinese: 曾俊华).

Master Wu (Traditional: 鄔思道; Simplified: 邬思道).

Xi Jinping (Traditional: 習近平; Simplified: 习近平).

Yongzheng Dynasty
(Traditional: 雍正王朝; Simplified: 雍正王朝).



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"鄔思道", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
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"雍正王朝", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
(accessed 2017-01-13).