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. . . .