Chan Kin-choi, 42, doesn't think Hongkongers are mature enough for universal suffrage; From Quarry Bay to Tuen Mun Fare: $370.6 It seems that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is really desperate. He always appears to be very firm and authoritative. But when I saw him on television asking for public support for his proposed political reform, he was a totally different person. He became so weak and powerless. It was like he was begging for support. His speech and manner were the total opposite of his usual image. I personally think Hong Kong people are not well-educated enough to have full democracy. They do not know much about politics. Voting for [Long Hair] Leung Kwok-hung in the election for legislative councillors is a perfect example. How could people give Leung a vote of confidence in such an important election? But clearly some Hong Kong people did. Some people just give out their votes out of fun instead of careful consideration. They are still very immature in the political sense. I think it will take some time for Hong Kong to have universal suffrage. Besides, the central government will not let Hong Kong people vote for their leader. The most important quality a chief executive of Hong Kong should have is a good relationship with Beijing. It is very vital to win the trust of Beijing in order to take this post. It would be very difficult for Beijing to control the election result if Hong Kong people were to be given the chance to vote for their favourite leader. What if the democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming got elected to be the chief executive of Hong Kong? I find Martin Lee's visit to the United States very disgraceful and appalling. He should not go there to seek foreign support over the domestic affairs of Hong Kong. Hong Kong and the mainland belong to the same family. He should talk to the mainland authorities about what he thinks, and tell the central government if Hong Kong is ready for full democracy and why Hong Kong people deserve to have universal suffrage. I must say, I love Hong Kong and China, my motherland, very much, but it does not mean that I am pro-Beijing. I love my country and feel proud of being a Chinese, but I do not like the Communist Party. I think it is important to make the difference clear. Loving a country does not mean loving a political party that is ruling the country. The Chinese government always spouts propaganda that presents loving China as loving the Communist Party. I think this is very misleading. Though I do not like the democrats, I hate the pro-Beijing political parties as well. Tsang Yok-sing looks like a traitor to me. None of the political parties in Hong Kong have a future and none of them are capable of being the dominant party in Legco. I have been following news reports about the Shenzhou VI astronauts very closely. My three sons like the two astronauts Nie Haisheng and Fei Junlong very much. They also asked me to take them to see the astronauts, but I was too busy at work. My sons felt very disappointed. I bought lots of newspapers and let them read news stories about the astronauts instead. I feel very proud about being a Chinese, as we Chinese have completed a space mission successfully. I think the status of China on the international political stage has greatly improved because of the achievements they have made in aerospace. Notices saying 'No dogs and Chinese' used to hang at the front gates of some parks when some cities in China were under foreign rule. But now we Chinese can proudly show our ability and talents to the world and win respect from other countries - especially from those that once invaded China.