Hong Kong Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin
For Washington, Hong Kong has emerged as the latest potential pressure point in the standoff with the world’s second-largest economy. The semi-autonomous entrepôt has been seized this month by massive protests demanding the cancellation of a controversial bill that would allow extradition to the mainland. The local government says the measure is necessary to prevent the former British colony from becoming a haven for fugitives. Detractors counter that Beijing, which resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, will simply use the law to arrest dissidents and critics.
As some of you may know, I am from Hong Kong and still living here. Since return of rule from UK to PRC, freedom and a limited level of democracy is failing bit by bit. After demonstration of a million, then two million people marching on Hong Kong Island, the leader appointed by Beijing decides to back track a bit and claiming postponement of making the extradition law.
However, things getting worse last Sunday.
The old trick called "Mob hitting citizens under police's skin", happens. And in the shopping mall and subway station, platform too.
And Police using ultra-violence to hit those who still were in the streets, firing shots with protection of helmets and cardboard shields like below picture.