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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy groups makes big gains

  Supporters of a pro-democracy candidate celebrate as results in the district election were announced Hong Kong’s opposition pro-democracy movement has made unprecedented gains in the Chinese territory’s district council elections, early results show. According to local media counts, 17 of the 18 councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors. Despite fears the vote could be disrupted or cancelled over the unrest, it went ahead peacefully. The election was seen as a test of support for the government after months […]

U.S. carrots have failed to reform China. It’s time to use sticks.

This was a bad weekend for the Communist Chinese government. The leak of internal documents proving that the government has detained more than 1 million Muslim Uighurs, combined with the violent crackdown on Hong Kong university protesters, again reveals the regime’s true face. The United States cannot stand idly by. China’s government cannot credibly deny its repressive nature. It is bad enough that there is no political freedom and that it censors public expression and the Internet. Its suppression and […]

Hong Kong protests: China’s leaders send message to protesters

1 November 2019                                                The protests began in June, and show little sign of stopping   China’s leaders are signalling that they are preparing to change how they deal with Hong Kong, following months of pro-democracy protests. Shen Chunyao, director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Basic Law Commission, told reporters they were looking at ways to “perfect” […]