I was lucky that I worked in a time when Hong Kong led the world. All my bosses came from HK. It was bright and innovative.
Now China is seeking the 'peace of the dead', and it is hiring the triads to do it. It's the ultimate 'the end justifies the means', which means if you want peace and quiet, you kill everybody. All these riots are 'food riots' just like the Arab countries. It means that you can no longer feed the populace.
HK is going to become insipid, like Singapore, or China. All their people are going to try to go to California. Sad.