China Bullies Hong Kong

November 9, 2016

Tags: China, Hong Kong, Independence, Legislators

The New York Times has today's headline in an Opinion Piece right. "China Bullies Hong Kong."

Two elected officials, young advocates of independence for Hong Kong, were denied their seats in the legislature.

China promised Hong Kong would retain its democratic institutions when Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control in 1997 after centuries under British
rule.
To quote the "Times," "For 22 years, the city has been rated the world’s freest economy under a Wall Street Journal-Heritage Foundation index because of its rule of law and its open markets. Many multinational corporations locate there because of the independence of the courts."

Chinese lawyers have taken to the street in protest against this violation of the rule of law.

President Obama, himself a lawyer, should speak out on this now. The United States must support the rule of law.