Now that the French municipal elections are finally over, let’s remember and meditate some benchmarks: while the French who were called to vote yesterday have largely (59%) shunned the ballot boxes, with a historic record of more than 63% in the City of Paris, on the other side of the planet, in Hong Kong, residents and investors are worried about the Chinese Communist government’s takeover of the former British colony. Will Hong Kong’s individual freedoms, notably that of the press, survive?
On the one hand, the majority of voters in France no longer trust a representative system, whether for health reasons (Covid) or for deeper questions about the impact of these electoral processes, even if local, in everyday life: “we let it happen, and anyway, if the elected representative, whoever he/she is, votes an unpopular measure, there will always be time to take to the streets”. On the other hand, in Asia, the population is well aware of the need, both economic and social, to preserve the main human rights.
Contrib’City will offer you several themes: the division of the territory, the analysis of different local territorial policies, testimonies of local characters not necessarily known to the general public but which can serve as an example because of their courage and originality. Finally, last but not least, contrib.city will publish some texts or images dedicated to the magnificence of the landscapes around us, whether in our daily life or during our holidays. Let’s develop our territories while encouraging their biological diversity and beauty.
Small clarification due to a reader’s remark: when Contrib’City speaks of local territories or characters, the site does not restrict the articles to a single place, but rather opens up to all the geographical examples which will present themselves. What is local is the angle of view: CC encourages on the analyzes or testimonies from the field and from experience, whatever this place on our Earth.