Another good article about the Hong Kong protests. Filled with observations and thoughts.
China wants to eat Hong Kong. That is what these protests are about…
But ultimately, the issue is China. A treaty with Great Britain guarantees Hong Kong autonomy until 2047, under the slogan “One Country, Two Systems”, but that autonomy is being challenged by an impatient, authoritarian regime. It is now clear that the city’s Chief Executive does not have freedom of action, and must follow instructions from the mainland. Hong Kongers had to choose whether to fight or let themselves be absorbed into China. They have chosen to fight.
His closing line: “And that’s when I understood the Hong Kongers may actually win.”