China Throws Down the Gauntlet (Again)

Before the most recent pandemic, the big news out of China was the protests in Hong Kong over the puppet government’s proposed law to allow extradition from Hong Kong to China, which would have tightened Chinese control over Hong Kong. The massive protests forced Hong Kong’s government to withdraw the proposed law and pro-democracy candidates won overwhelming majorities in elections. But the Chinese Communist government doesn’t give up so easily.

While the world is focused on the worldwide pandemic, which oddly enough originated out of the Wuhan province of China, China has a law that has been put before the People’s Congress that would take control out of Hong Kong’s government’s hands and allow China to intervene directly on issues of ‘national security, subversion and terrorism’. Of course, that’s code for anything that China decides it doesn’t like—it’s called the previous protests terrorism.

At the end of 1997, when the British turned control of Hong Kong over to China there was a treaty that outlined that said that Hong Kong would have its own government, would retain its basic freedoms but foreign policy would be controlled by China. A British government official said over the weekend that the proposed law would violate the agreement.
Also over the weekend, renewed protests broke out in Hong Kong over the new threats to freedom and these were met with heavy police presence who used water cannons and fired tear gas.

China clearly intends to extend its power and tighten its control on Hong Kong by taking direct control to squash any protest that it doesn’t like. One would think that with the world asking tough questions about China’s role in allowing the coronavirus loose on the world, that China would be cautious about drawing any more attention or raising any more concern around the world. But China isn’t concerned about world opinion, only about its lustful desire for more power. Unfortunately, Hong Kong’s people will likely be the next ones to pay the price for China’s ambition.

Communism is evil and China is still dangerous.

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