World View: Hong Kong Protests Show Historic Split Between Northern and Southern China

Breitbart | 5/4/1919 | Staff
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Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong blocked police headquarters on Friday, continuing their protests triggered by the proposed “Extradition Law.”

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In the hope of allowing the protests to fizzle out, the Hong Kong police took no action to disperse the protesters. However, larger protests are planned all weekend.

The proposed Extradition Law would permit Hong Kong’s government to extradite anyone in Hong Kong – citizens, businessmen, and tourists alike – to China, to be tried by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) thugs in Beijing courts. The proposed law would also permit mainland Chinese courts to request Hong Kong courts to freeze and confiscate assets related to crimes committed on the mainland and give control of those assets to the CCP in Beijing.

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Officials in Hong Kong and Beijing were shocked last week by the size of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Some two million protesters filled the streets, over one-quarter of the entire Hong Kong population.

With the third protest bringing one-quarter of Hong Kong’s population out on the streets to demand that Beijing’s hand-picked leader Carrie Lam step down, pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan have been emboldened. For the CCP, it is a question of what action must be taken, not whether action should be taken.

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When Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, there was a “one country, two systems” agreement that would allow Hong Kong to retain its own social legal and political systems. There was a strong firewall in the agreement between the Hong Kong and Beijing legal systems that the extradition law would breach.

Carrie Lam has profusely and abjectly apologized to the people of Hong Kong and announced the suspension of consideration for the extradition bill. With activists planning massive new pro-democracy demonstrations on Sunday of...
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