I am judging both bcos both deserve the judgment, no logical reason to separate them at all in this context. Luckily street names can be changed multiple times so never too late to revisit it when there are no external factors prompting this sudden surge of HK pride clumped with new desire to rid names from colony times..
Seriously who is this stupid ho >.<
This is being and has been done all over the world to reflect new realities, names of countries and cities, streets have changed to reflect who they are. it's nothing original and most likely inevitable. The question is whether it will reflect China as a whole or Hong Kong. I hope it's the latter because assimilation into the mainland is coming.
Britain is full of references to it's past and the people who invaded, lived and ruled it. We love visiting Roman remains, buildings, towns. Whitby is a Viking town. Anything ending 'by' has Viking routes. (Derby, Rugby etc) As does 'thorpe' (Scunthorpe).
But seriously who is this junius ho. Don't let him make something that wasn't a thing before and using it to waste the gov's time on it, an opp cost to us all.
I actually think the most HKesque response to a rename even with gd intentions would be exasperated amusement bcos it is quite random and lofty. Or if proposed by junius ho in this context, I can imagine HK collective eyeroll, scoffing and several dius and qi sins followed by long tirade of if you've got so much time why don't you (insert latest grievance abt gov not doing other more important shit). When something is stupid and a waste of time even before it can qualify as an offence against society, HK ppl are always the first to call it out to your face. Don't let the NSL and snitching take root in your mind. Sometimes calling out stupid matter of fact directly is just that, and the direct part is what shuts potential snitches up.