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Hong Kong: what went wrong

By Gwynne Dyer      

This week, the Chinese People’s Congress in Beijing, the regime’s rubber-stamp parliament, will pass a special law banning subversion, separatism, acts of foreign interference and ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong. The demonstrators are already back out on the streets, and the new law allows ‘security forces’ from the mainland to operate in the city. The stage is being set for the final act.

'We are the meat on the chopping board,' said Martin Lee, founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia

LONDON, U.K.—“We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin Lee, founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party. “They have set a precedent for Beijing to legislate on Hong Kong’s behalf.” Or as Dennis Kwok, former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, put it rather more succinctly: “This is the end of Hong Kong.”

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