5. 1. 2021
The Tale of Hong Kong: From Freedom to Crackdown
Protests in Hong Kong started in summer 2019 after growing pressures and interferences from Beijing sparked public disorders. “Five demands, not one less” became the slogan of the protesters demanding more democracy and less complacency regarding the “One Country Two Systems” rule. Among the requests were the withdrawal of a bill enabling China to obtain the extradition of anyone in Hong Kong, the allowance of the people of Hong Kong to democratically elect their own government, and accountability for multiple acts of police brutality. The extradition bill was later withdrawn, but protests continued until the National Security Law was passed, effectively limiting freedom of expression and defining regime-criticism as unpatriotic, thus illegal.
Policy Paper – Amedeo Gasparini, January 2021
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