Hong Kong Protest Violence Beyond Any Tolerated by West
by Glenda Korporaal
The closing of a major international airport is a big deal taken only in extreme cases.
In the case of Hong Kong, which has billed itself as Asia's world city and a gateway for
China, the closure of its airport as it was overwhelmed with protesters is much more
No matter how justified they may seem to outsiders, the events of the past 10 weeks have
permanently damaged Hong Kong's reputation as a global business centre, which is based
on a combination of a safe, friendly environment, a Western-style legal and business
system with a direct plug into the riches of China.
The fact is the demands of the protesters can never be met. . . .
[we have clearly deployed the usual suspects in Hong Kong, such as the National
Endowment for Democracy, which has suddenly become very active under the dubious
auspices of teaching the young citizens of Hong Kong about democracy.--Col. Lawrence
Wilkerson and Emanuel Pastreich, "The True Geopolitical Significance of the Hong Kong
Protests," greanvillepost.com, September 18, 2019]
[In the months from early June to early August, the Hong Kong police had to face
protesters numbering in the millions, or at least that was what the media reported. Yet
the police with great restraint made just 420 arrests.
By contrast, New York's finest arrested 700 during the one-day Occupy Wall Street
protest on October 1, 2011, and the size of that crowd was in the thousands, not
millions. If the mayhem that has happened in Hong Kong took place in New York, rivers of
blood would have covered the pavement and city jails and hospitals would have overflowed
with victims.--George Koo, "An
alternative view of HK protests," asiatimes.com, October 2, 2019]
"HK & China: what lies ahead for the "one country, two systems" principle?," CNA, November 5, 2019