No matter how big or how much impressive the news was to the people, it will slowly fade away without clear ending if our supports and cares disappear. The Arab spring, which did not brought certain result to some nations and also being lasted right at this moment, the attention from the international society seems to be indifferent than before. When the conflict started in Tunisia, all the tension went to the Middle East and Africa as it spread to neighbor countries. All the world news and peoples interest headed to the Arab Spring. The conflict was remarkable and influential to the international society back at that moment. However the view from right now, who really talks about it for those countries future?
There is another protest going on for democracy in Hong Kong right now. Students who are in our age and even younger students are up against their rights to protest for their society. What we do is looking at the pictures through online or social network services and learning the new information that there is another conflict going on in different country that gained more attention broader than their nation. Again this has become noticeable issues over the world but certain actions from the international society are ambiguous. Michael from world street journal also directly mentioned that “the reaction of other countries to Hong Kong’s yearning for freedom has been disappointingly muted”. And now it does not even seems like the media is focusing on this protest either.
China is powerful country that sometimes other nations need to ingratiate for the economic support. Maybe that would be the reason why international society is keeping it quiet down. Gregory from frobes.com says that unlike the Ukraine from Arab Spring, the Hong Kong protests will almost certainly fail and that is because “President Xi Jinping has made his hardliner credentials a hallmark of his young regime and he could never back down on an issue as important as the control of Hong Kong.” Most likely he will wait to see if the demonstrations peter out by themselves. As a view from the third positions, other nations would be calculating what would be better choice for them to react on this situation. Whho would want to offend the nation that brings so much benefit to their own, otherwise they might lose everything from the giver. No nations would prefer to be thorn out from China as it has the most economic power.
Even though we are living world apart from Hong Kong we do hear them fighiting for their future and rights. Is it positive that there are no options to solve this in international society? I do not simply think that the protest from Hong Kong is a failure but it is just the indifference that we do not care about and the inkling from international society for their better own. But I still hear the people singing.