Tensions Are Mounting Again In Hong Kong As China Sets To Make This Big Move Towards Taking Full Control

(Tea Party 247) – Chinese authorities will stop at nothing to take back Hong Kong. Now authorities are planning to write the country’s national security law into Hong Kong’s charter that would mark a dramatic escalation to restrain protestors and dissent in the city.

China’s lawmakers, that are aligned with and do the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party, were getting ready to pass a measure in their upcoming session that would force the former British colony to enact a “new Hong Kong versions” of the national law.

Newsmax reports:

The newly appointed director of China’s cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong, is set to outline Beijing’s latest directives to numerous city officials, HKO1 reported earlier. The National People’s Congress will hold a news briefing at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, ahead of opening session on Friday.

“This is them saying, ‘I am calling the shots. I am setting the parameters. Resistance is futile,’” said Joseph Cheng, a retired political science professor and veteran pro-democracy activist. “It’s part of their approach of no concessions, no dialogue.”

Earlier, pro-Beijing figures including Chan Man-ki and Ng Chau-pei, both Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress, had said they would propose such measures by bypassing the city’s Legislative Council. The laws — including banning treason, sedition and secession — are vigorously opposed by pro-democracy politicians and have sparked mass protests in the past.

The national security laws are required to eventually be passed by Article 23 of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution. But successive governments have failed to pass them, with the latest effort in 2003 resulting in widespread street demonstrations.

An attempt to pass security laws now could reignite street protests that hammered the city’s economy last year and serve as a flash point amid broader U.S.-China tensions. The unrest dwindled only when the global pandemic put a stop to mass gatherings.

“It’s worrying, but I’m not surprised,” said Claudia Mo, an opposition lawmaker. “It really depends on how impatient Beijing has become with Hong Kong. The powers that be up north know perfectly well that such a move might just be considered savage, and there might be some heavy price to pay internationally.”

The proposal from the Hong Kong NPC delegates suggests passing the same security laws by using Article 18, which permits the national legislature to pass laws relating to defense or foreign affairs if, among other things, it believes there is “turmoil within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region which endangers national unity or security and is beyond the control of the government” or a state of emergency.

Last year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam ignited unprecedented unrest and dissent in the city after her extradition bill was introduced. This week, Lam said she viewed national security laws as an “important constitutional requirement for the government” that was needed in light of the “violence and near terrorist acts” of protestors.

That is what oppressive regimes do. They label anyone who dissents or fights for their rights and freedoms as “terrorists.” The same thing is being done here in the US as protestors take to state capitol buildings to protest the draconian and unconstitutional lockdown orders that have utterly destroyed our economy.

Hong Kongers are truly in the fight for their lives. If Beijing succeeds in gaining full control of Hong Kong that will mark the official end of what little democracy was left in China.

13 COMMENTS

  1. EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING!!!!
    Do not let history repeat itself. Our leaders need to understand this. Time is running out. Democrats need to put aside their differences with Republicans and all recognize the common enemy. We elected you to work for us, not the other way around. Get together and do something before it is too late!!!!!! Believe me, the CCP does not have this partisan problem!!!!!! They are moving together in one direction. World Control and Domination. US Government, get up off your asses and do something!!!!!!! That is what your paid for, if not, then step the hell down and let someone with a backbone do it.

  2. The CCP respects strength and force and they respect nothing else.

    Decades of weakness on China and allowing the making of a dirty buck to overshadow national security had led us to this point where WAR WITH CHINA CANNOT BE AVOIDED.

  3. Have a plan to bomb the militarized Chinese islands to smithereens ro prevent them being used to launch attacks against our carrier groups.
    Have a plan to airdrop weapons and explosives into HK if China does a land invasion, so that people there have the means to resist. Also drop pamplets on guerilla warfare. Embed special warfare specialists.
    Have a plan to immediely neutralize every Chinese Communist Party satellite in orbit at the start of hostilities.
    Airdrop weapons to the muslim Uighurs. Use an EMP (electro magnetic pulse) weapons to take out Chinese Communist Party Command & Control capabilities.
    Destroy their warmaking capability, especially electricity power plants, and bomb & explosives making factories.

  4. The Chinese can be trusted only as far as they will tell you one thing and you can be sure they will do something totally different. Everything they do is in the interest of the party leadership, not the people, and not the country.

  5. Yeah, The People’s Republic of China wants to remake Hong Kong into the same repressive state as they so lovingly promote! The People’s Republic of China’s long term goal is to conquer the rest of Planet Earth! Can you imagine Americans living in a “People’s Republic”? Richard Nixon started this mess by hugging Chairman Mao while Henry Kissinger stood by and smiled with glee! Thank them both for enabling The People’s Republic of China’s move to make us all into a “People’s Republic”!

  6. I traveled in Xinjiang in 2018, one of the few Americans to have done so. (Amazed that Americans were permitted.) Razor wire, police, paramilitary, everywhere; cameras thicker than mosquitoes in Minnesota. My first experience of a police state. We are facing an adversary as scary as the Nazis. At least Trump realizes this, unlike girlie-man Obama.

  7. If we’re gonna bust ‘em up, let’s do it right the first time and we won’t have to do it again later. Let’s go with the following recommendations:
    (1) Universal recognition of Taiwan as a separate independent country from Mainland China.
    (2) Restoration of the independent nation state of Tibet and the withdrawal of all Chinese civilian and military personnel from the nation of Tibet.
    (3) Recognition of the independence and national sovereignty of the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region in combination with the withdrawal of all Chinese civilian and military personnel.
    (4) Restoration of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region to the nation of Mongolia.
    (5) Frank and serious discussion about the political future of Hong Kong.
    These issues are not a be-all or an end-all, but they’re a start!

  8. China cannot be trusted. They lie, cheat, steal and smile blandly at the cameras. We must support the brave people in Hong Kong!

  9. Hong Kong needs to separate from China completely. It’s too bad they’re so small and surrounded by them. It would be smart if they work with nations like Taiwan and others in the region which also absolutely detest mainland China to defend their sovereignty.

  10. Need to support Hong Kong and put an END to the REPRESSIVE Communist regime. One Wary Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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