Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020

Beijing’s boot crushes deeper in Hong Kong’s face

Beijing’s boot is crushing the last facades of Hong Kong’s freedoms, purging the island’s Legislative Council of supporters of the democracy that the Chinese Communist Party had promised would remain for another quarter-century.

Officially, the CCP’s puppet, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, only kicked four dissident lawmakers off the LegCo. But the other 15 quite rightly resigned en masse.

“Sooner or later we would all have been disqualified,” Democratic Party chief Wu Chi-wai explained. This leaves the legislature composed entirely of Beijing’s bootlickers.

Eight pro-democracy ex-lawmakers also face up to a year in jail for being too feisty at a meeting in the spring.

“As long as our resolve to fight for freedom, equality and justice remains unchanged, one day we will see the return of the core values we cherish,” vowed Kwok Ka-ki, one of four lawmakers just removed.

Pray that such heroism is enough to win out in the end.

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