Beijing condemns “extremist” Hong Kong democrats

Via the CPC foghorn, The People’s Daily:

On July 1st, it was a happy day for people from all walks of life in Hong Kong to commemorate the return of Hong Kong to the motherland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Some extremists have opted to oppose the amendments to the relevant regulations of the SAR Government and created a violent incident in the Legislative Council Building. This is a serious violation of the rule of law in Hong Kong. It is a great destructive to the social order of Hong Kong and a blatant challenge to the bottom line of “one country, two systems.”

Using iron bars and iron cages to destroy the glass facade of the Legislative Council building, attacking the police with toxic chemical powder, forcibly breaking into the Legislative Council building, arbitrarily destroying the solemn Chamber of Deputies and the SAR emblem… Behavior is very shocking, sad, angry! In this regard, no country, no society will ever tolerate it. The Central Committee strongly supports Lin Zhengyue’s Chief Executive and the SAR Government in their administration of the law, and resolutely supports the Hong Kong police in their strict enforcement of the law, in pursuit of violations of the law, and guarantees social order and public safety.

The rule of law is one of the foundations of Hong Kong and the core value of Hong Kong. The law-abiding spirit embodied in the people of Hong Kong and Hong Kong has long been widely praised and cannot be tarnished by a few people. A society ruled by law needs to accommodate different voices, but it does not mean that a few people can take illegal acts, and it does not mean to pamper the violent crimes. One of the connotations of the rule of law is that there are laws that must be followed, and violations of law must be investigated. No matter who, no matter what the reason, as long as it is illegal, it must be investigated by law. Only by safeguarding legal authority and defending the dignity of the law can we ensure social stability and order, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and the country’s long-term stability.

Hong Kong is a pluralistic society. It is not surprising that there are disagreements or even major differences on some issues. However, if we fall into the whirlpool of “pan-politicization” and artificially create confrontation and confrontation, it will not only help but also seriously hinder economic and social development. . Politicizing and even demonizing the relevant regulations of the SAR Government, constantly creating social disputes and inciting illegal activities has damaged Hong Kong’s reputation as an international business metropolis and hurt the vital interests and fundamental welfare of the vast number of Hong Kong people. It should be emphasized that Hong Kong is a society that upholds the rule of law, peace, rationality and tolerance. It expresses its aspirations, seeks consensus and eliminates suffocation within the framework of the rule of law. This is the common responsibility of all residents who truly care for Hong Kong.

“He is convinced by the spirit, and the anger is different.” Although Hong Kong has a good family background, it faces great challenges in the context of deep adjustment of the global economic structure and increasingly fierce international competition. It cannot withstand tossing and cannot withstand internal friction. At this moment, we are even more deeply aware of the extreme importance of administering Hong Kong by law to the future and destiny of Hong Kong. We are even more deeply aware of the urgency of forming a respectful constitution and basic law and maintaining a good rule of law in Hong Kong society. Strongly condemning extreme violence and pursuing serious violations of the law is the common aspiration of all patriotic Hong Kong people and the proper meaning of comprehensively promoting the rule of law and safeguarding the rule of law in Hong Kong.

The irony of the Communist Party of China attacking pro-democracy protesters for violating the “rule of law”, to push back an extradition treaty into China’s extremely violent and CPC dominated legal system, should not be lost on anyone.

David Llewellyn-Smith

David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal.

He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.

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  1. rightly so
    what they are thinking that they live in San Marino or some other 800 year old democracy?

  2. Ronin8317MEMBER

    The HK protest has now been hijacked by Taiwan.

    Sunflower movement? Most people in HK would not even know what it is. The target audience is Taiwan.

    The police let them inside to do the graffiti, because they know it’ll weaken support for the protest movement, and potentially save Carrie Lam’s hide.

    • It looked to me like a false flag to justify Chinese intervention under the guise of maintaining the rule of law. Lo and behold…

      • A very good chance of just that.
        Beijing Maybe preparing to bring its iron boot down (dressed up as HK a police of course) to expose one country two systems as the lie it always has been.

    • I wonder just how exposed Oz banks are to HIBOR?
      I’ll bet HK is somewhere they have been sucking up offshore cash..

  3. Article for you

    19 hours ago

    Supervisor allegedly siphoned sky rail money for home improvements, caravan and a boat

    Any new infrastructure projects in Australia has swindlers – pink batts, school halls, NDIS, NBN, and this SkyRail.

    The fake left says “job guarantee” but that would be rorted just like the above programs.

  4. If the Hong Kong Chinese are so ‘law abiding and high morality’ – why are they protesting having an extradition treaty with China?

    China has 39 extradition treaties agreed around with other countries around the world / Europe / Asia and Hong Kong has 30.
    ‘Mainland China has pacts with 39 countries and Hong Kong has pacts with 30 countries and jurisdictions’

    => Is the real truth that Hong Kong is a bolt hole for major Chinese criminal activity, money laundering, drugs, human trafficking – and the Chinese criminal class in Hong Kong fear extradition?
    Whipping up the gullible Hong Kong students & others and hiding behind the simmering underlying hatred between the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese – to protect their little refuge of criminality?

    On the general topic of an extradition treaty with China.

    Why doesn’t Australia have an extradition treaty with China, plus a ‘sharing of proceeds of crime treaty’ as well.
    (Where China & Australia work together to identity the Chinese dirty money or assets – they are then seized and then proceeds shared by China & Australia).

    We have over 1.3 million Chinese mainland born communists onshore in Citizen grants (286,000), PR Chinese Nationals (426,000) , TR Chinese Nationals (340,000) and long stay & repeat stay Chinese National visitors at any one time (260,000) onshore.
    1.3 million. 1 million as Chinese Nationals.

    With widespread evidence of many being criminal & large scale criminal activity.

    Over $80 billion of Chinese dirty money has been laundered into over 500,000 modest low end Australian established housing via the ubiquitous Chinese National on a ‘PR‘ (to avoid the FIRB) to then rent out as cash in hand bunk slum share.

    To house the millions of third world migrants on TR trafficked in via the Chinese and other foreign syndicates.

    The mainland Chinese criminals dominate our Prostitution, Drugs & the illegal migrant workers in our vast migrant guestworker underground economy.

    We have an entire Hukou* underclass of over 1 million Chinese undesirables, misfits, anti social, criminals, vice workers, aged, sick, useless – flooding in – on a wave of dirty money and criminality.

    *hukou pass system in China – current 5 year plan is that over 100 million ‘criminal illegals’ within China will be resettled from the Chinese tier 1 cities,
    Over 9 million Chinese misfits, undesirables, old, sick, useless have been ‘exported’ as students, migrant guestworkers, passport & visa rackets etc to other countries.
    We have allowed in over 1 million as non citizens.
    The majority are from this Hukuo underclass.
    Surely if any country needed an extradition treaty and also ‘sharing of proceeds of crime’ with China – it is Australia.