Lion Rock: The Spirit of Hong Kong People

Hong Kong is now known as one of the financial centers in the world…  However, during the 60’s and 70’s, when people in Hong Kong were just recovered from the World War II and the Chinese Revolution, people worked very hard days and nights to survive, to climb up step by step from below the line to middle classes, to equip for opportunities…

Lion Rock is a mountain in Northern Kowloon, right before we head up to the New Territories.  There was a famous pop song “Under the Lion Rock” which described how people in Hong Kong struggled and succeeded in those good old days. Since then, the Lion Rock becomes the symbol of the Spirit of Hong Kong people.

Lion Rock - Symbol for the Spirit of Hong Kong people during 70's
Lion Rock – Symbol for the Spirit of Hong Kong people during 70’s

This photo was taken on late October.  There was a banner stating the requirement of the Umbrella Movement.  This banner was removed by the government within 24 hours.  What is this Umbrella Movement?  This is a long story, but to cut it short, its driven by Hong Kong students to fight for true democracy…  The movement is still on…

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