Hong Kong Government Arrests Four Members Of Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Alliance, Shuts Down Its Online Presence

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 05:32:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
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"The Chinese government's national security law -- adopted/acquiesced to by
Hong Kong politicians apparently handpicked to serve the country that agreed
not to interfere in Hong Kong's government business until 2047 -- is still
paying off for the region's impatient overseers.

The handover of Hong Kong to China has provoked an never-ending stream of
pro-democracy protests. China doesn't care for democracy, nor does it care for
any other form of autonomy. To combat its opponents, the Chinese government --
with an assist by a China-controlled Hong Kong government -- has declared
advocating for democracy to be an act of terrorism. Dissent has been equated
with undermining national security, and will be punished accordingly.

The latest news in this ongoing attack on Hong Kong's autonomy -- one that is
being committed in broad daylight in front of a world full of witnesses -- is
the arrest of even more pro-democracy activists and the shuttering of their
website.

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong police state came for activists who ensured
the Chinese government was never allowed to forget 1989's Tiananmen Square
Massacre -- an act that made it clear what the government thought about people
who demanded some say in their representation. In response to its annual
Tiananmen-related rally and other demands for democracy, four activists were
arrested."

Cheers,
       *** Xanni ***
--
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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