12. No nation or a group of people would deny that it has a special sense of pride, identity and culture including music and litetature. If Dr. Gong’s position is allowed to stand, then all nations are justfied to kill and destroy once it sees that any of the above attributes are threatened. The PRC, then, is certainly justified in invading the ROC. The PRC is also justified in Hong Kong’s repression of self-determination. Given the above, how does Dr. Gong reconcile these mutually conflicting viewpoints? On the one hand, Dr. Gong supports the notion that the national pride of one nation takes precedence over another’s right of self-determination, to the point of physical aggression. On the other, the right of self-determination is a supreme right of all peoples. How can both be true and advocated at the same time?