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They were all dressed in black, a sea of protesters that filled the streets of Hong Kong over the last few days. Hundreds of thousands of people were in direct confrontation to the totalitarian nature of China. What are the implications? Huge.
The protests stemmed from an extradition law that would make it easy to prosecute Hong Kong citizens in Communist China. The people balked. They viewed it as an “assault on their rights.” The Special Administrative Region suddenly would have been not so “special.” The 1997 “deal” gives Hong Kong 50 years to assimilate into Communist China’s repressive environment.. Looks like they don’t want to do that.
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The Chief Executive (who is backed by Beijing), Carrie Lam, at first pushed back against the protesters. But her actions created even more protesters, so she suspended the vote on the law. But even though she “apologized” for the conflicts, now they demand she step down with even MORE protests. Most of the 70 member legislative body are pro-Beijing, so the protesters are demanding the law be permanently removed from consideration so that the legislature can’t pass it at all.
Hong Kong was “given back” to mainland China by the British on July 1, 1997. Instantly, the freedom loving, wealthy protectorate became part of a totalitarian state. They were used to capitalism, and their wealth proved it. The idea was to create one...
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