What’s going on in Hong Kong?

Makachi Ngobili

Earlier this year, chief executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, tried to force through a draft bill that would have permitted China to extradite alleged criminals in Hong Kong for trial in mainland China. The Chinese Communist Party seized political opponents there and they effectively ended Hong Kong’s tradition of a free judiciary. The move was recognized as a way to assert more control over the people of Hong Kong and they took to the streets. By pushing this extradition bill, China was trying to apply the same levers of oppression to Hong Kong that it uses in the mainland. Only this time, it backfired. While most people in Hong Kong are religiously Chinese and Hong Kong is a very big portion of China, a majority of people there don’t identify as Chinese, identifying as Hong Kongers. In Hong Kong, the Chinese are also being abused and mistreated. They don’t have their right to freedom of speech and civil rights. This is very unfair to the Chinese people and many other immigrants that enter that country. Stand with Hong Kong against an oppressive government.
Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-china-48607723