Why did HONG KONG say ‘ENOUGH’? – VisualPolitik EN

Why did HONG KONG say ‘ENOUGH’? – VisualPolitik EN


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world has never been as great as it is today, and the same applies to China’s fame and presence
in global media. And, you know what? The person responsible for all this is this
man. Xi Jinping has become the Chinese president
with the most power since the fall of Mao Zedong. He came to power in 2013 with two great promises:
on the one hand, to expand China’s power and influence over the world, and on the other,
to consolidate the communist party’s political power. That way, the Chinese president seeks to end
the widespread belief that economic development is always followed by political transitions
and democratic processes. But folks, to achieve his goals and consolidate
his power, Xi Jinping first needs to remove two large pebbles from his shoe, two pebbles
he perceives as a threat to China’s cohesion and national identity: I’m talking about Taiwan and Hong Kong. And it’s precisely the second one, Hong
Kong, which we’ll talk about in this video. As you probably all know, Hong Kong is currently
experiencing the greatest civil protests since the end of British colonization, and they
might also become the longest protests. The trigger?: The Extradition Law. You see, this law proposed by Hong Kong’s
Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, following Beijing’s directives, would allow for the extradition
of Hong Kong citizens to be tried and, if applicable, imprisoned in mainland China. In other words, this proposed Law would recognize
the validity of the courts controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. And even though in the end, after pressure
from the protesters, the proposed Law was withdrawn, it’s a clear example of how things
are working in Hong Kong. But why was this particular proposal the last
straw for the people of Hong Kong? What does Carrie Lam’s proposal mean? Are we witnessing a historical turning point
in the relationship between the former colony and China? Listen up. (THE EXTRADITION LAW, THE STRAW THAT BROKE
THE CAMEL’S BACK) That’s right, the Extradition Law is the proverbial
straw that broke the camel’s back. Because… don’t think it all began with
this legislation, not at all. Beijing’s interference in Hong Kong politics
and the promotion of pro-Chinese laws by Hong Kong authorities – which actually emanate
from the continental regime itself, from the Chinese regime itself – have been somewhat
constant since the United Kingdom transferred Hong Kong back to China in 1997. Want an example? Well, check this out. Let’s go back to the year 2003. Just six years after its transfer to China,
the Hong Kong executive proposed the so-called National Security Law, which sought to ban
and punish pro-independence movements. Beijing was seeking, and I say seeking because
the Law was repealed, to shield its sovereignty over the territory and stamp out any scrap
of opposition. However, it didn’t let a small obstacle
get in its way, China ran into fierce opposition from Hong Kong’s citizens, who took to the
streets, leading to the greatest protests in Hong Kong’s history… Until now…. Yes, folks, because the protests of this year,
2019, have already far exceeded those of 2003. And the truth is that there are plenty of
reasons why. Imagine that you live in a territory with
an independent economic system, guaranteed justice and a society with a lot of freedoms
such as, free access to the internet and social networks. And, suddenly, a dictatorial regime with which
you don’t identify at all, a regime where none of these rights and freedoms exist and
where justice is controlled by a single party, seeks to impose a Law that would allow them
to extradite you to be judged under that regime with its conditions, what would you do? Discontent and anger seem more than justified,
don’t you think? After all, the extradition law, even though
it apparently doesn’t specifically mention political opposition,, marks the end of Hong
Kong’s model and autonomy. Because of course… Don’t tell me it’s hard to imagine a Chinese
court asking for the extradition of a dissident or a political opponent from Hong Kong for
any reason. Right? ( Hong Kong extradition law is a death sentence
for Hong Kong, says exiled bookseller Lam Wing-kee. “Beijing will use this law to control Hong
Kong completely. Freedom of speech will be lost. In the past, the regime kidnapped its critics,
like me, illegally. With this law, they will abduct their critics
legally.” Hong Kong Free Press) Well, the fact is that the discontent is so
great that according to a recent study of the Public Opinion Program of the University
of Hong Kong, rejection of China had never been as strong among Hong Kong citizens as
it is now. But that’s not all. The worst is the general feeling that the
Hong Kong executive responds to China’s interests and not those of its own local citizens. And that’s a problem in a territory where
citizens cannot change things because the truth is that democracy doesn’t exist. In Hong Kong not all citizens are allowed
to vote and the government chief executive himself is proposed by Beijing. You see, in a normal, democratic and free
country, if a ruler does badly, if he or she rules against the people’s interests or
is discovered favoring other interests, people stop voting for that person or that party,
and then they can start undoing the bad policies. However, that can’t happen here. After transferring the territory’s sovereignty
to China, the political system turned into something very, very similar to a corporatist
regime that governs for the interests of two powerful hands: On the one hand that of the Chinese iron fist
and on the other, the money-filled hands of the great businessmen that favor Beijing;
especially those of the great real estate tycoons that have managed to form an oligopoly
where Hong Kong is nothing more than a captive market that acts at their service. Surprised? Well… you shouldn’t be. In fact, the Hong Kong political system feeds
this model, a lot. In fact, we’ve already talked about this
in a previous video where we tell you why Hong Kong has the most expensive housing in
the world. The point is that in Hong Kong, the Chief
Executive – the governmental leader – is elected by the members of the Election Committee,
which has about 1,200 people. And… who chooses those 1,200 representatives? Well, to be honest, it’s easier to start
by counting those who don’t vote: the citizens. We’re talking about a very complicated system
in which sectoral organizations, religious leaders, business leaders, unions and even
companies participate. All orchestrated to endorse China’s power. For example, check out what’s happening
with the agriculture sector, which is traditionally connected to Beijing. Despite only involving 0.1% of Hong Kong’s
economy, farmers hold more weight in the Election Committee than much, much more important sectors
such as the financial sector. As you can see, it’s all very democratic,
right?. In fact, the lack of democracy is the real
reason behind the current protests and behind many past protests. Because, in spite of the fact that democracy
doesn’t technically exist, Hong Kong is and has been a regional epicenter of political
activism and dissent against Beijing for decades. And the Law of Extradition was the last straw
in a process that is spelling the end of all those freedoms. If you think about it, it’s the most dramatic
part of it. In Hong Kong we aren’t facing a dictatorship
that wants to get its way, we’re witnessing people who are used to living in freedom,
and who are watching that freedom slip away every day. And that explains what comes next, listen
up. (THE TRIPLE FREEDOM, DOWNHILL WITH NO BRAKES) That’s right folks, in Hong Kong the three
freedoms are in free fall. Economic, individual and political freedom,
all three, have worsened since China took over in 1997. And that has consequences on every level. Especially in a place that has been traditionally
known for its scrupulous respect for legal certainty and institutional stability. And that’s precisely why around 1,500 multinational
companies have their Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. However, folks, all this may end badly. Not only in the political field, but also
in the economic field. China’s continuous interference is, in many
cases, translating into serious, very serious violations of several companies’ legal safety. In the economic field, China has increased
its blackmailing of private companies so they’ll maintain a critical stance against any movement
that opposes Beijing. That is, if they don’t want to have any trouble
staying in the big Chinese market. That’s what happened, for example, with
the Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, which suffered the consequences of not being “critical”
during the protests against the Extradition Lawand not sufficiently controlling its workers’
political expressions. (Cathay Pacific replaces chief executive as
China ups pressure over protests. Financial Times ) (Cathay Pacific staff speak of climate of
fear. BBC) (Cathay Pacific employees say they fear losing
their jobs if they express support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Some are considering bringing decoy mobiles
with them in case their phones are checked on arrival in the mainland.) But no, it doesn’t end there. Folks, the repression of the business sector,
of the productive sectors, is even reaching cases of boycotts, organized by the Chinese
government itself through social networks. And nobody’s safe, not even bubble tea. (Bubble tea brawl: Taiwan brands face mainland
boycott over Hong Kong gesture. Reuters) Worst of all, we aren’t even talking about
small isolated cases. Not at all. Xi Jinping knows that he runs a country that
has one of the most desired markets for any company worth its salt. An overwhelmingly huge population, a growing
middle class and consumer power that is already at exorbitant levels. To be in business in China is to be close
to success, and Xi knows that this is something he can leverage to politically press people,
by using commerce and the business sector. And that obviously doesn’t reassure any
company. One misstep… and… Also, how on earth are they going to control
their employees? How can they limit the freedom of expression
of others? How can they attract international talent
with such conditions? Anyway, it starts with bubble tea, and ends
with any company that doesn’t do what China wants, and of course, this isn’t just reprehensible,
it’s irresponsible. China’s attitude, along with the blatant
protection of local oligarchs and the submission of the local government are ending Hong Kong’s
prosperity. The people of Hong Kong feel like they’re
not only losing their political freedoms, but also their own economic well-being. Because if Hong Kong loses its independence,
legal certainty and neutrality, what’s left? Folks, the worst part is that Hong Kong may
simply stop being Hong Kong. Surely now you may better understand why the
protests happened and why they’re lasting so long. Hong Kong’s society feels like it’s facing
one of its last chances to fight back. It’s now or never. But if you want to know why Xi Jinping is
so interested in Hong Kong, and why, despite all of this, China still needs this small
territory, stay tuned because we’ll bring more videos about Hong Kong in which we’ll
explain these and many other things. But now it’s your turn, do you think that
the pressure of the people of Hong Kong will help them regain their political and individual
freedoms? Will China be able to squash Hong Kong’s languishing
political freedom? Is this the beginning of the end of Hong Kong
as we know it? So I really hope you enjoyed this video, please
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    VisualPolitik EN

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    "Imagine that you live in a territory with an independent economic system, guaranteed justice and a society with a lot of freedoms"
    Damn you are right, except missing some words, ONLY FOR BRITISH COLONIZERS, lmao.

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    happy panda

    Delusional ! Crying out for freedom when you're free to protest despite ban.

    This group seems to be suffering from mental illness with violent disorder.

    HK has 7.5 million people. You are witnessing a minority group taking away rights and freedom of the majority.

    Worse still is that the western media portrait these thugs as freedom fighters for human rights and pro-democracy !!

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    Stop spreading bs about the extradition law. It is disgusting to complicate simple moral/legal matters into political bias.
    And your source of information are already bias and exaggerated with the agenda to paint Chinese government in a negative way.
    It is disappointing to see you as a political commentator has no heart to dig deeper and fact check what you’d read.

    The protesters started this reactive mess by protesting against proper extradition law being made in order to ensure no Hong Kong citizen can murder someone in mainland China, Taiwan, or Macau, then able to flee back to Hong Kong with no legal consequences.
    In fact, there is a murderer who currently can not be trialed and is roaming free in Hong Kong!

    Ask yourself if this is alright to let murderers roam free in Hong Kong?
    Is it alright to forsaken law and order under a flag of freedom and democracy?
    Is it alright to create nonstop riots and chaos for an injustice cause?

    It has been more than 3 months of violent riots, and kids are radicalized by schemers dead set to destabilize China.
    Since June, Chinese government had done nothing to stop these kids from rioting.
    The leaders of the rioters claimed they are losing freedom an democracy, yet they can even travel outside of the country, shake hands with political leaders of the west, and make their pro-democracy speeches around the world.
    Ask yourself if those leaders could do so with the evil tyranny they’ve claimed?
    Learn the facts, don’t blindly buy into propagandas.

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    Clarence Psaila

    I did not enjoy this video – it is important to give both sides views. Even within Hong Kong, not everyone is protesting

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    这个视频有一个很明显的错误:修订引渡条例并不是北京提出来的。这次提出修订引渡条例的原因,前几年两个香港年轻人到台湾旅游,两个香港年轻人是情侣,发生争吵,男的香港人杀了他的女友(他的女友还是一个孕妇),之后那个男的香港人逃回香港,台湾警方要求进行引渡。再往前推移,最早提出修订引渡条例的是香港,原因是90's年代有中国大陆的犯罪分子到香港绑架了一个富豪然后逃回内地,香港方面希望能修订引渡条例,用来杜绝(中国大陆、香港、澳门、台湾)流窜作案的犯罪行为,而且最先提出修订引渡条例的正是现在反对修订引渡条例的香港反对党。
    This video has a very obvious mistake: the revised extradition regulations were not proposed by Beijing.This time, the reason for amending the extradition regulations was that two young Hong Kong people traveled to Taiwan in the past few years. Two young Hong Kong people were couples and there was a quarrel. The male Hong Kong people killed his girlfriend (his girlfriend is still a pregnant woman).After that male Hong Kong man fled back to Hong Kong, the Taiwan police demanded extradition.Moving forward, the earliest proposed amendment to the extradition Ordinance was in Hong Kong. The reason was that in the 1990s, criminals from mainland China kidnapped a rich man in Hong Kong and fled back to the Mainland. Hong Kong hopes to amend the extradition regulations to used to prevent criminal acts committed in China (Mainland China,Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan), and the first to propose amendments to the Extradition Ordinance are the Hong Kong opposition parties who now oppose the amendment of the Extradition Ordinance.

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    Albert Lim

    If u are an American, pls study what happened to ur great country until a bully can be elected president….
    If u are a Britain, pls study what happened to ur great country until u can have a golden hair liar being chosen as a prime minister…
    If u are a European, pls study what happened to ur great continent that so many members of EU are thinking of leaving….

    To sum it all up, if u are a westerner, pls shut up and stop talking about China… Mind ur on business as u definitely have bigger problems than a Chinese has….

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    SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR

    MONEY TALKS & BULLSHIT WALKS! !!
    JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY
    MONEY ALWAYS LEAVE A TRAIL…..
    HONG-KONG = CAYMAN ISLAND OF THE EAST😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

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    will hongkong regain their political and individual freedom? no, never.

    1st case scenario is a physical warfare that may include nukes between US and China, and essentially triggering WW3 if US and it's allies ever decide to support hong kong's independence to the end.
    2nd case scenario is the protest continues and another tiananmen square-esque massacre is coming their way because prolonged protest isn't good for the country or it's economy and politics.

    so yeah, I do want hong kong to be free of China's regime, but no matter how I see it, there's no escaping this for hong kong.
    protesting for months and essentially destroying their own economy is effective for now, as china wouldn't want their own money-making territory to destroy itself as well, but it's not gonna work forever. next time china try to pull something funny, they're gonna be prepared for it.

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    May the people somehow prevail, while the world is watching!

    Why the amazingly bland stupid music on this video? How does it match the subject matter? Why not simply silence in between statements by the narrator? We are so jaded that we must have constant noise…?

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    Roger More

    Fuck I can't believe the world stood by and watch china a communist dictatorship do this. We the world should have helped Hong Kong become a independent democracy country to save its people culture and future good luck and God bless to Hong Kong…

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    Adrian Leung

    The violent HK rioters are ever increase their level of violence towards anyone with different policitcal views. The video below shows how they ganged up on two elderly men are brutally assaulted them til their faces are covered with their own blood!

    https://youtu.be/8k8ql8F-ODk

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    OzZi The Zulu

    America had a war with states that wanted to separate from it(and keep slavery). A war that killed more Americans than in all wars it has fought…why would China a sovereign country let a state separate from it..it doesn't matter that they are socialist its their choice it helped them get out of poverty, STOP MEDDLING LET COUNTRIES RULE THEMSELVES HOWEVER THEY WANT.

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    k s

    The most raBid nation is china 🇨🇳 , because china is a voracious swallower. See how china is gonna annex Hongkong,Taiwan,Macau ?, Pakistan,Maldives ,Nigeria,Mangolia , Tibet , Diayou islands and East Vietnamese sea . China is not a nation , its a devilistic and zombie Ideology.

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    Sadly wasted 14min on a fully biased video.
    1. Now mentioning how this Extradition Law was introduced. Any murderer can flee to Hong Kong be free, that’s not fair. This law is to fix this loophole inside Hongkong legal system in the first place.
    2. Completely wrong about the content of the law. This law SPECIFIES that i).it will not apply to Political criminals and critics against Mainland. ii).Only the criminals that are also sentenced guilty by hongkong judges based on local laws can be extradited. iii).Whether to proceed the extradition are voluntary, hongkong Supreme court can reject the request. Do some work before you making the video.
    3.HongKong NEVER had any democracy for the past 100 years. All governors are appointed by the queen. Of course I’m not saying they don’t deserve democracy, they can protest about that, but this shit has escalated to a separation and that’s outrageous. Not to mention this protest has turned into a riot nearly a month ago. The mobs were throwing molitov at polices and break into government buildings, drag random drivers down and beat the shit out of them, paralyze metros and airports. This is not protest in any sense.
    4. Where are the clips of mobs? I have watched enough CNN and BBC, all the clips are on cops, do what a youtuber supposed to do. I don’t need fake news from YouTube, i have TV for that.

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    kason who

    hey, do you research before you try to mislead people. do you know what's the extradition law? so you suggest fugitives can all go to hk now right? but got to say, brilliant, you did a good work in emphasizing one side of the story.

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    Kevin Meng

    We should pity the people of Hong Kong because they are a group without an identity. 100 years of colonization made Hong Kong different from the rest of China, but not nearly the same as Britain either. Now they are stuck in the middle, and young brainwashed protestors are asking their former colonizers and oppressors, who screwed up Hong Kong in the first place, to save them, in which they have no intention to do so.

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    kelly wong

    i'm sorry but can we please not forget that it is ONE country two systems?! and also…as a person from hong kong, i find my freedom being taken away by these protestors more than it has been taken away from china lol. I can't even say my point of view without risking friends unfriending me or starting serious arguments…what kind of freedom are we even fighting for?

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    nyoman fernanda

    Please make a video about mass protest in Indonesia because of the new controversial laws that make a lot of people really upset.

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    yang251

    I am very dispointed as it only shows one side story. Don't forget, hongkong people are chinese, if u read about Chinese history, it's not difficult to understand why hongkong is going no where but brace mainland.

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    Wenbo Zeng

    It seems that you still don’t see or know the truly reason. Everything you said was exactly the same as the western media propaganda. There are way more things behind this so called peaceful protest. You can find some evidences on YouTube if they haven’t been removed by YouTube yet.

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    steve

    Guys 70th ccp bday comming up if you wanna ruin their little shit show and stand up for hong kong and freedom come join a global march against totalitarianism! Locations are all around the world see if one is near you! https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeHongKongNow/comments/d9595j/global_antitotalitarianism_rallies_from_sept_28/

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    Archie Wei

    China isn’t like America, we aren’t made of United States. HongKong is undeniably part of China, which means what kind of policy is being introduced is a national matter, not an international matter. Commentary without understanding the boundary between nations and ideology should not be taken seriously.

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    lagunadeseca

    Funny video, in my knowledge HK never had any democracy nor autonomy under British rule. Now Beijing doesn't even make law for HK from Beijing, it is done by HK parliament under the HK legislative system with powers from the One Country Two Systems signed by Sino-British joint declaration. How come no western countries intervened when HK was a British colony to give people of HK the voting right and/or independence? Funny that lol

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    Michael J

    Correction: Beijing’s influence was much greater from Yuan dynasty 1300 and Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty, and China’s influence was even greater during Tang Dynasty since 618. Today’s Beijing can only be half of what the best of China in the past. So, to say that “Beijing’s influence is greater than it was ever before” is a wrong statement by all kinds of records!

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    Michael J

    Is hongkong free and democratic society prior 1997 under the British ruin? Obviously no… full of bias opinions. In fact is there any country that is formal British colony that after independence that was peaceful? The British must have their influence somewhere doesn’t it? The true dictatorship, at least they have tried very hard.

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    Long Field

    Your video does not get facts right. HK extradition law does not give Chinese Court any rights to asking for the extradition of any dissidents. And the same extradition law exist btw China and US, UK, CAN and OZ. Also HK extradition law is far more restriction than those.

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    Jeffrey Templeton

    Overpopulation / Overcrowding will eventually turn us all our political systems into nothing more than those of Bees / Ants.

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    Chillbanter

    Completely white person view of HK protest….stay out of Asian business. oppression of business in HK? wtf? i worked there for 3 years. never once any threat was post to my company or any other foreign companies i know. Cathay has employee that emptied oxygen tank and leaking mainland passenger information to protesters this is violation of airline security

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    Juan Villanueva Tuduri

    Let's say first, I love your videos. I think they are very educative. However, in minute 7' Simon says that in a normal, democratic and free country, if a ruler does badly (…), people stop voting for that person or that party and then they can start undoing the bad policies.

    Well, I look at the last years in the UK and Spain, and I can just laugh. Not always that politics do something against people interest, people stop voting them.

    It's just something coming to my mind. Apart from that, please keep doing what you are doing.

    @juanelev

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    Wtf, I posted a comment about colonization was terrible, and some Hongkongese suddenly start to defend for British colonization and saying evil China is much worse.
    I guess HK people do miss old "suck supreme white British balls" time, why am I not suprised. So ironic these HK people asking for freedom and democracy actually prefer to be ruled by the British.

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    THE SAD AND WANT 2 DIE SHOW

    I used to ask if Simon is Michael from vsauce very video I watch. But thank you very very much for letting the atrocities committed by the CCP be known. – a real Chinese

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    Tom King

    Just listened two minutes, and you misinformed. The extradition bill was to fix a loop hole which allowed an HK murderer who killed his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan to escape justice. There is no evidence that Beijing was involved.

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    If Beijing really want to stop the riot, it is pretty ez. Btw why don’t u talk about that Lin has no actual power to control the government since ALL OF THE MAJOR LAWYERS ARE NOT CHINESE. It is pretty clear that people tend to believe what they want to believe, rather than seek for the truth. Well whatever I say will be marked as a brainwashed muppet, otherwise who will be glad about maybe they are not on the side of justice. What if California suddenly becomes independent or Quebec suddenly becomes a country (well they have abilities to do that tho)? Talking about these shits is meaningless now or maybe someone will be exited when the day the “One country, two system” suddenly ends. Democracy of a country should be sought by its own people instead of foreign forces. Guess US will be happy if China separate into many pieces since US commits to bully the guy who has the potential to challenge its super power, like Germany, EU, Russia, Japan, and now it’s China.

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    Jason Zhang

    From the Sino-British Joint Declaration chapter 3, item 4:

    (4) The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be composed of local inhabitants. The chief executive will be appointed by the Central People's Government on the basis of the results of elections or consultations to be held locally. Principal officials will be nominated by the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for appointment by the Central People's Government. Chinese and foreign nationals previously working in the public and police services in the government departments of Hong Kong may remain in employment. British and other foreign nationals may also be employed to serve as advisers or hold certain public posts in government departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    How and when did China erode Hong Kong's human rights and freedom? Or one side(pro democracy) is not happy with the current status and wanted to change the one country two systems now??? Past three HongKong Chief Executives nominated by their legal committee composed 1300 members from local residence and appointed by the central government.

    Speaking truth, where has it changed regarding their voting system? Because the economic difficulty happening in recent years, then simply shift the social unease and focus onto the central government to protect and cover political connected rich and infallible capital's interests.

    Is it fair??! Universal suffrage cannot save Hong Kong, self-salvation is the only way rather than crying child blames others for everything.

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    Sashen Gounden

    While what you said is correct, you are portraying only one side of the story. You have ignored the wests interference in fuelling the hong kong protests even though the extradition bill was scrapped, which can be seen by the National Endowment for Democracy (CIA) funding the protests to continue. Simply search on DuckDuckGo for National Endowment for Democracy CIA. Check out RT America in depth coverage on this

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    Mariana Liou

    Pls really do your research and really study democracy as it is implemented in the western countries before presenting your views. Pls see Nathan Rich’s videos.
    Your video is full of colonial era biases. You know that HK never elected their own governor whilst under British ruling. UK only brought in the partial voting system 5 years before they had to handover HK to China.

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    dpasserby

    A big fan of Simon…until this…please, do NOT believe those masked liars…they are the real oppressors of HK…just for the thrill of it! I witnessed myself how money was handed out after a chaotic protest. And vehicles were driven by apparent upper-class people, they were wearing masks too. They started glaring when I pulled out my phone but couldn't touch me as Im a foreigner. They have an image in the international community to take care of…make you believe they are the 'victims'

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    Anita Lau

    Global S.L spied on Assange 24/7 whilst he was in Ecuador's London embassy. Assange later said that the company was reponsible not just for violating his right to privacy, but also for bribery, misappropriation and money laundering.

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    Hoiyat Tsoi

    How do you prove that Carrie Lam's proposed extradition bill was "under the directives of Xi Jinping"? France and Spain has extradition agreement with China, why no protest?

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    Paladin Zhou

    I have to give this video a thumb down. It's too biased and just follow what the western propaganda say. The video first established that China is dictatorship that suppressed freedom. And it went on to make bold claim that 'Hong Kong has lost the freedom it used to have since returning back to China'. What terribly misguided info. If you want to make such claim, prove it with evidence. Show how Hong Kong had free election and freedom to protest under British rule first before you claim Hong Kong is not as free as before.
    Also, the bold claim that extradition law was initiated by Beijing is another big mistake made in the video. The extradition law was solely initiated by HK and it was aimed to stop HK from being a criminal haven. You have no proof that Beijing will manipulate it for its own interest in the future and you have no proof that it was requested by the central government to draft this bill. Yet without any such proof, you just boldly claim it was Beijing's fault that resulted in Hong Kong's situation today.
    If you really do objective research and visit Hong Kong personally and spend enough time with the ordinary Hong Kong residents, you will know the ridiculous misbehaviours of HK youths today is not really Beijing's fault. It's more probably aided by western forces. Or, maybe you're part of it?

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    drwkng

    i am afraid you have no idea what you are talking about. there are so many factual errors in your video. i don't even know where to start. there is no new extradition law. this is an amendment to an existing law. the existing law allows hk to consider case by case of any extradition request from countries which do not have any extradition treaty with hong kong. interesting enough this extradition law excludes any parts of china to start with. so this includes china, Macau and Taiwan. this amendment was triggered by a murder case in Taiwan. the amendment is to allow the case by case request from places including china, Macau and Taiwan and leave the final approval of the extradition request to the court instead of the legislative council. many of these so called protesters go to china, Macau frequently if not daily. and even more of them go to places like Philippines, Thailand and south Korea as well as the other 40+ countries which have extradition treaty with china. go figure. do more research before opening your mouth sounding an idiot. there are many things to bash the chinese government but one has to get one's facts straight.

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    袁野

    Some staffs in Cathay Airline has committed a sort of suicide plan to kill Chinese passengers (including many Hong Kongers) in a Canadian airport. I think that's partly why Cathay Airline is under pressure.

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    Johnson Zhang

    Britain deliberately laid mines in Hong Kong before Hong Kong’s return to China. About 170,000 Hong Kog Residents hold Britain BNO passports. These people are not the Chinese. They are waving the British flag. That is some British people are protesting, rioting, burning and damaging public utilities, attacking police and other people on Chinese territory.

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    hongyaohome

    So was HongKong ever a democracy? Did the British ruled HongKong democratically? Was the Governor General of HongKong elected?

    So if China agreed with the British to keep HongKong the same as under British rule for 50 years, so why would anyone ask for universal suffrage? If China runs HongKong with an autocrat system, isn’t that just what the British did in the past?

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    John Doe

    You are pretty much telling your own imagination. Extradition bill was triggered by a murder. You said that is directed by C C P, do you have any evident? Does the democracy promote violence? Your video is just a piece of Anti-CCP BS that is not based on the facts.

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