Hong Kong Update

How Beijing is reigniting Hong Kong’s protests

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability (Hong Kong Excerpts)

Mike Pompeo slams China over arrest of Hong Kong protesters and responsibility for coronavirus toll

  • Secretary of state says US will investigate China’s role in the loss of ‘tens of thousands of American lives and enormous amounts of wealth’ once pandemic ebbs
  • Recent actions in Hong Kong threaten promises made by Chinese Communist Party under ‘one country, two systems’ accord, Pompeo says

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3082224/mike-pompeo-lashes-china-over-arrest-hong-kong

‘The strong and fearless’: Hong Kong’s pro bono protest lawyers run for Law Society election

If Carrie Lam is governing Hong Kong and Luo Huining is supervising, who’s really in charge?

  • Beijing played a wild card when its agencies asserted that they were exempt from Article 22 of the Basic Law
  • They have created so much ambiguity about their roles that it can’t possibly bode well for Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy

https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3082045/if-carrie-lam-governing-hong-kong-and-luo-huining-supervising-whos

“It was the HK people’s collective distrust of China that allowed proper defenses despite being next to epidemic hot spots.” -full translated article in comments.

Hong Kong urged to review terrorism and sedition legislation after United Nations experts say they can be used against lawful protests

  • Legislation should be brought in line with international treaties that Hong Kong has signed up to, special rapporteurs say
  • Security officials look to terrorism laws after discovery of explosives and firearms amid the anti-government protests

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3082188/hong-kong-urged-review-terrorism-and-sedition-legislation

Can We Finally Admit That “One Country, Two Systems” Is Dead in Hong Kong?

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