CCP crushes Hong Kong “terrorists”

As reported above by Sky News, thousands of Hong Kong citizens have held a demonstration protesting Beijing’s plan to enforce national security laws on the city.

Beijing unveiled plans on Friday to impose laws on Hong Kong that would ban subversion, secession, foreign interference and any acts that threaten national security.

According to a CCP spokesman:

“Hong Kong independence groups and local radical separatist forces have continually escalated violent terrorist activities.

External forces are deeply illegal interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs, which has caused serious harm to China’s national security”.

Since when have protestors been terrorists?

Protestors are rightly concerned the laws are not compatible with the “one nation, two system” policy and place limitations on their traditional freedoms.

As reported by WION below, the CCP has also flagged setting up new policing agencies in Hong Kong to enforce the new national security laws:

The CCP is clearly using the Wuhan Coronavirus to push through these laws while the world is distracted.

Australia needs to get as far from this evil regime as it can as soon as it can.

Leith van Onselen
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  1. graphicMEMBER

    “Since when have protestors been terrorists?”

    terrorism [mass noun]: The unlawful use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

    The protesters made a huge mistake by using violence against the police, invading the Assembly building and intimidating Chinese shopkeepers, etc. They foolishly think that by making sensational ‘packages’ for foreign media that foreign countries will help; they won’t. It’s perhaps the lack of leadership willing to condemn violence that is the problem. The million-people marches were successful in eventually overturning the legislation; they should have stuck with that.

    • You assume that somebody is in effective control of the mobs. Which is unpossible.

      • graphicMEMBER

        It doesn’t matter who throws the first punch; some protestors deliberately used violence and intimidation to provoke retaliation. I’m saying that was the wrong tactic. What works in the long run is Ghandi’s Passive Resistance and the US Peace Movement (re Vietnam). Violence, except in immediate self defence, is wrong. In this case, it has given Beijing a legitimate excuse to label violent protestors terrorists and introduce a law against terrorists. This won’t produce an outcome the millions of peaceful protestors want; that’s why it’s a bad tactic.

      • graphicMEMBER

        Throwing petrol bombs at your own policemen (not an invading force) is still terrorism in any language. Just recognise that and look for a better way.

        • mikef179MEMBER

          Well, I’m not going to comment on a specific instance without knowing the full context of it (which I don’t). But I find this definition
          “The unlawful use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”

          to be very simplistic when you have states such as China doing all the things that they are doing, yet apparently having a veil of legitimacy because they are a state and therefore they make the laws and are, by definition, not unlawful.

          • mikef179MEMBER

            I wonder whether Mao and his gang were considered terrorists prior to the “Glorious Revolution”

          • graphicMEMBER

            The English language is wonderfully ambiguous, but it is simple in this case; throwing petrol bombs does cross a line. Australians criticizing the Beijing regime isn’t going to help the people of Hong Kong. And, frankly, I don’t think Australians care about the people of Hong Kong. It’s just tribal – let’s shout about everything wrong with China and let’s look away from everything wrong with Trump’s America.

          • mikef179MEMBER

            To me it all comes down to the difference between a liberal democracy and a totalitarian dictatorship. In a democracy, regimes come and go, the system is largely free but no regime should be free of criticism, nor are they.

            Completely different story in China. China is not free. And people within China are not free to criticize the regime.

            The world will never be perfect, but you have to focus on the worst aspects. And China is far, far worse than Trump (who will be gone in a maximum of 4 years anyway).

    • What about Chinese infiltration of the Hong-Kong protest movement? If Australian society is full of Chinese communist party plants then Hong Kong would be much worse. It would be naive to believe that they are not initiating much of the violence.

      • graphicMEMBER

        When things go bad there are only two explanations: the conspiracy theory and the cock-up theory (so long as we rule out divine intervention). It’s a brave conspiracy theory, but I think a cock-up fits the bill here – the violent protestors made a bad choice.

    • Are all the Chinese citizens here “embedded” supporters of CCP? If not, how do you distinguish them?

      • I’ve re-read my comment and perhaps you should too. Unless the straw man was intentional?

        • Ahahahaha. You don’t have an answer or don’t want to sound racist 🤣

          Also a lot of HKer aka “protestors” + the nutters from Falun Gong are already here – however you can’t tell the difference unless you can understand Cantonese.

          • He didn’t say all chinese people are embedded ccp he said they were here.
            Your immediate throw down of the race card shows you for what you are.
            People like you are a big part of the reason we are in this mess with china.

          • “Also a lot of HKer aka “protestors” + the nutters from Falun Gong are already here – however you can’t tell the difference unless you can understand Cantonese”
            Are you serious? This is the dumbest thing I’ve read on the internet this month.

          • Thank you JI2012 for your common sense and understanding.
            No one being racist here, but there’s a heavy dose of race bating being served up. Tell me… What race are the Hong Kong protesters?
            I’m sure your 50 cents are already in the mail comrade.

  2. I was there in Hyde Park in late 2007, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Sydney’s streets were locked down for a week.

    As a born and bred Sydneysider that was the day that my heart realised how far my lovely city had gone down the rabbit hole. Every person there that day was made to feel like a terrorist. It was utterly shocking and just appalling.
    Some dad was arrested in front of his son as he happened to be walking past and simply wanted to cross the road.
    I lost a lot of respect for our police force that day.

      • YouTube comments are only slightly better than Zerohedge comments 😂

        Listen to the introduction by Jimmy – he already anticipated the nutty commentary.

  3. Hong Kongers have some balls and re willing to fight. If they lose, we stand NO chance.