The Rule of Law in Hong Kong or Beijing's Way or the Highway
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:47PM
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The verbal jousting and ongoing protesting continues in the streets of Hong Kong.  In total there have been more than a million people in the streets.  It is extraordinary and some of the most violent protests we have seen since the One Country Two Systems Policy with reunification in 1997.  The problem however isn't simply a policy dispute.  It is systemic.

Many in Hong Kong continue to chafe over Beijing's continued efforts to control the Island.  In the end, its fate is likely sealed but the people of Hong Kong are certainly not going down quietly.  They are fighting and the Rule of Law means something to them. They expected autonomy for 50 years and they are fighting for it.

This is going to be an interesting conversation.

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