Hong Kong has a population of 8 million, +/-. Mainland China has 1.3 billion, soon to be world's second largest economy. You wouldn't think whatever happens in Hong Kong would be viewed as threatening to the political foundation of the ruling party in China, would you?
Well those nervous and paranoiac leaders in Beijing obviously think so. They have been blocking democratic reforms in Hong Kong, one of the world's most educated, sophisticated and wealthiest first world communities, because "it is not ready yet".
C'mon. why don't you just come out and say what's so obvious to anyone with half a brain. You are afraid that the 1.3 billion would demand the same reforms if democracy were to be "granted" to the population in Hong Kong.
Read the latest report here on Hong Kong's amazing patience demanding their political rights to elect their own leaders.