Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an amazing thriving and thrumming colony, at least it was under British rule. On July 1, 1997 the UK turned over the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China.

I’ve always believed that Hong Kong was a difficult subject for China. The inhabitants of the colony were used to a westernized life and corresponding freedom. That must not have sat well with the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi’s regime.

For years Hong Kong continued to thrive. Recently, however, China has been imposing rules and regulations that the people, who’ve grown up in a reasonably free society, are protesting.

Here the protesters have settled in to Hong Kong airport.

The result is that China has canceled all of the departing flights from Hong Kong’s international airport. This is the tenth straight weekend that protesters have clashed with police.

This will not end well.

Yesterday, Chinese troops began entering Hong Kong.

Remember Tiananmen Square thirty years ago? This could be worse.

8 thoughts on “Hong Kong”

  1. I miss most of what’s happening in the world these days but I did read about this and I immediately thought of Tiananmen Square too. It’s terrifying to think of what will probably happen. Folks in our country are screaming about freedom of speech and doing their best to stifle anyone who doesn’t agree with them while folks on the other side of the world are risking their lives to speak out against an unjust government. Americans take far too many things for granted and don’t appreciate what they have. I support the protesters in Hong Kong and I hope it doesn’t go too badly for them. God Bless.

    • They are using the American flag and the Star Spangled Banner as rallying symbols. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

  2. It’s difficult to read the posts from Hong Kong relatives about the situation there .

    I worry about the safety of family’friends in HK and here in the USA.

  3. OK – second time – I have posted and post disappeared. China is not honorable in dealing with either countries or individuals. I have been praying for the brave young people who are trying to maintain their freedoms.

    • I’m sorry that happened, Annette. Hopefully, it’s not a glitch with the website.

      I hope they’re safe, but I’m not feeling all that positive about their futures.

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