A normal young student would never have thought about how these things happened before going to the streets in person, unlike today's fifteen phone database or sixteen year olds, needless to say in 2019, June 4th and July 1st are already like this, in the 1980s and 1970s This kind of situation that has been integrated into Hong Kong people's life is completely different. At that time, the mainstream society thought that the demonstrations were already very radical. Deng: Then what was the opportunity for you to read the book "1984"? Ma: I think because 1984 is approaching,
I think I should read "1984" (audience laughs). There was already a lot of discussion in the media at that time, and it was easy to link it to totalitarian control and to the imminent arrival of the Communist Party. But I suspect that not many people actually watched "1984", "Animal Farm" should be more popular, much simpler and more interesting, and how easy it is to see a group of animals, but "1984" is more difficult. I read it more or less not as a literary work, but as a political work. Huang: Did you read it because you were already keen on politics?
Ma: I study journalism. Although I was muddle-headed in middle school, it was also a product of cramming education. Huang: What made you decide to politicize? Ma: Studying at CUHK, it was some kind of enlightenment. In addition, it was also the atmosphere at the time, with future negotiations and the transfer of sovereignty, you would feel that many changes were coming, and in the second and third year of the university, the feeling became even stronger. Things have changed suddenly. For example, with the district council elections, the attitude of the government and the