Beijing’s Insidious Moves to Rescind Hong Kong’s Right to Civil Liberties

 
How can democracy be saved in Hong Kong? Is the 1997 “One Country, Two Systems” Agreement being abolished by China without care for morality or an ethical duty to abide by the rule of law? What recourse does Hong Kong have? What can we do?

Piece by piece, Mainland China is chipping away at the fabric of Hong Kong democracy. With the election of Carrie Lam, an election fraught with the undertone of coercion by the Mainland for support of Lam, democracy in Hong Kong is in grave danger.

Subtle changes, like the Mainland seeking a shift from Cantonese, the language of Hong Kong, to Mandarin, as spoken on the Mainland, smacks of ethnic cleansing, as seen previously with China’s absorption of Tibet. “China Washing”, which is being fostered by a new law that allows people who have lived in Hong Kong for seven years to be granted full residency and citizenship privileges, sees an influx of Mainlanders to Hong Kong who support the policies of Beijing. Indeed, this insidious maneuvering is forcing many of Hong Kong’s citizens to migrate rather than suffer communist subjugation, further eroding the democratic base.

Listen to this moving interview by Hanako Cho of The Liberty with journalist Iris Tong Wai Wan to hear her description of the erosion of freedom in her homeland as well as her ideas for seeking peaceful solutions.

We also have an opportunity to help save freedom. Our minds and hearts must remain open to the plight of Hong Kong. Please listen and write to your representatives letting them know you care.

Beijing’s Insidious Moves to Rescind Hong Kong’s Right to Civil Liberties【THE FACT】

 


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