"Hong Kong's new "national security" law -- thrust on it by the Chinese
government that's supposed to stay out of Hong Kong's governmental business
until 2047 -- continues to increase the amount of censorship in the supposedly
Once the Chinese government began interfering, Hong Kong residents revolted.
This only encouraged the Chinese government to apply a heavier hand. The new
law allows prosecutors to seek life sentences for anti-government protesting.
It also hands police the power to censor the internet and compel assistance to
To further ensure its desires go unchallenged, the Chinese government adopted a
resolution that forced four pro-democracy legislators out of office in Hong
Kong. This led to another dozen sympathetic lawmakers resigning from their
positions in protest. Unfortunately, this means there are even fewer Hong Kong
politicians willing to stand up to the Chinese government's impositions.
The national security law has already enabled the punishment of dissent,
censored the internet, silenced pro-democracy press, and ousted pro-democracy
legislators. Now it's coming for culture, seeking to limit Hong Kong residents
to government-approved creative works."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics