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EU response to latest China- Hong Kong crisis cowardly and unprincipled

EU response to latest China- Hong Kong crisis cowardly and unprincipled:

lovinghk:

(source: the irish times | 16 jun 2020)

… It is difficult to absorb the fact that Trump and Johnson are showing more leadership than Angela Merkel. It would be extremely sad and disappointing, as she approaches the end of her political career, if her much widely and deserved respected political legacy would be tainted by her failure to do what is right by Hong Kong.

Given the gravity of the threat posed to the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens, it is imperative that the EU acts now to dissuade China from its current course of action. By September it may well be too late to do anything.

This week’s plenary session of the European Parliament will debate Hong Kong. MEP’s should pressurise the EU Commission and Council into postponing the Leipzig summit if China persists in imposing national security laws in Hong Kong. However, more is required. Despite the current economic threats that we are facing arising from the current pandemic crisis, the EU still remains the most powerful trading bloc in the world. We should use that considerable economic power and join with the US, the UK, Canada and Australia in warning China that we will impose political and economic sanctions on them.

If we fail to prevent China destroying Hong Kong’s autonomy, its next target will be Taiwan and Chinese interference in that country will have even more horrific consequences for global peace and security.

by John Cushnahan Former Fine Gael MEP And European Parliament Rapporteur for Hong Kong 1997-2004.

karmacova: “I used to think there was a kind of bird that,…

karmacova:

“I used to think there was a kind of bird that, once born, would keep flying until death. The fact is that the bird hasn’t gone anywhere. It was dead from the beginning.”

Days of Being Wild (1990) dir. Wong Kar-Wai

di-glossia: Hong Long Democrat convicted of assault after…

di-glossia:

Hong Long Democrat convicted of assault after using loudhailer near cop

lovinghk: 2020.6.4 hong kong(work by artohk | 4 jun 2020)

lovinghk:

2020.6.4 hong kong(work by artohk | 4 jun 2020)

Explosive summer of discontent is brewing in Hong Kong

Explosive summer of discontent is brewing in Hong Kong:

lovinghk:

endless darkness. but we have to fight on. 

(source: washington post | 20 may 2020) “We are now at the end of Hong Kong as we know. [Beijing is] telling Hong Kong people that it can do anything it wants, at whatever cost, and that it couldn’t care less about the consequences.”

… As the activists appeared in court this week ahead of trial, hundreds of supporters gathered outside, along with a smaller pro-Beijing group calling them “traitors.”

Among the supporters was David ­Cheung, 71, who was carrying a sign that read: “Carrie Lam has ruined Hong Kong. We will struggle until we are dead.”

I am not afraid. I will do whatever it takes and try my best to fight for my home,” Cheung said. “The Chinese Communist Party needs to learn that the more they suppress us, the more insistent we are, the more we will fight back.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong says Beijing’s bill is about boosting Communist regime, not national security

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong says Beijing’s bill is about boosting Communist regime, not national security:

lovinghk:

(source: cnbc | 27 may 2020) ″We all know that the national security legislation is not about the security of China, it’s just about enhancing, embracing the Communist regime in China,” Wong, secretary general of pro-democracy group Demosisto, told CNBC.

There is also fear the national security laws could lead to Chinese intelligence agencies setting up bases in Hong Kong and enforcing law directly.

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