Skip to comments.Two weeks after it imposed a security law on Hong Kong, China says 600,000 people may have broken it
Posted on 07/14/2020 2:50:36 AM PDT by cba123
Hong Kong(CNN)A primary election held by Hong Kong's democratic opposition may have been illegal under the new security law, China said Monday, in a statement that shows how far the goalposts have moved just two weeks after the sweeping legislation was imposed on the city.
More than 600,000 people took part in the vote over the weekend, designed to narrow down the number of pro-democracy candidates in September elections to the city's legislature. Similar efforts have been tried in previous years, but this was the most organized yet, as the opposition aims to seize a historic majority in spite of recent obstacles, not least the new security law.
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Pretty long, interesting story.
Too bad nobody in the West cares since we’re all fixated on transgender bathrooms, removing the word ‘plantation’ and virtue signaling over a guy that died of a drug od.
Before the law was actually posted Hong Kong officials said the law would only affect just a small amount of people. Now they are saying that just about everything comes under the security law.
Also, article 38 of the security law says that it applies to the entire world.
That’s another 600K headed to internment camps which already have an estimated 1.5 mil plus...........
Go, go, China, setting the world example especially for the Left and DEMs in this country; show’em how it’s done, GG! /s
Mao killed about 40 million - 600K will be an anemic response...
To be fair, during the Great Leap Forward (mid 1950's) an estimated 20-40 million people died, but from incompetence, not malice. Mao didn't try to kill them, but didn't particularly care that they died. He thought that a famine was a small price to pay to advance global revolutionary theory.
?? What world are you from???
Ayn Rand said, "See!"
Maybe the Central Committee believes the Uighur prison camps arent diverse enough.
Nobody listens to Ayn Rand. They heard she took Social Security, so they think she’s a hypocrite...so they don’t have to listen to the rest of her messages that they really don’t want to hear and understand. :)
Not sure the context from which you are asking this question.
Mao was a evil man, who was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions. However, his single most deadly act, imposing the Great Leap Forward, was a bureaucratic act. Mao decreed collectivization of agriculture and would not budge from that path. Local officials would not dare challenge his faulty assumptions, and a famine that killed 30-55 million people resulted.
Compared to that bureaucratic atrocity, the Chinese Civil War killed 2-3 million, his inaction against the Japanese invasion of China (to weaken his rivals), was indirectly responsible for an unknown portion of the 15-20 Chinese war dead, and the Cultural Revolution killed between 1-20 million.
Even with the worst numbers, Mao still kills more people through incompetence, than though direct, indirect, and influenced acts of violence. Making him unique among monstrous world leaders.
A primary election held by Hong Kong's democratic opposition may have been illegal under the new security law...
CNN covers it because it's 100 percent in favor of the Beijing dictatorship.
I'm not sure why you seem to be white washing Mao's record and concentrating on only one portion. "To be fair "? Who the hell wants to be fair to a mass murderer?? I have a friend who's physician parents were taken away and never heard from again, for the only crime of being educated. Don't tell the public Mao 'didn't mean to kill people'. That is outright false and a mischaracterization of his character. The comment you were replying to didn't reference the Leap, it was more general, but you seem to be taking an apologetic tact....really unnerving.
He's a more comprehensive history of Mao, not just the part you decided to defend him with...
"According to the authoritative Black Book of Communism, an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Maos repeated, merciless attempts to create a new socialist China. Anyone who got in his way was done away with -- by execution, imprisonment or forced famine.
For Mao, the No. 1 enemy was the intellectual. The so-called Great Helmsman reveled in his blood-letting, boasting, Whats so unusual about Emperor Shih Huang of the China Dynasty? He had buried alive 460 scholars only, but we have buried alive 46,000 scholars. Mao was referring to a major accomplishment of the Great Cultural Revolution, which from 1966-1976 transformed China into a great House of Fear.
The most inhumane example of Maos contempt for human life came when he ordered the collectivization of Chinas agriculture under the ironic slogan, the Great Leap Forward. A deadly combination of lies about grain production, disastrous farming methods (profitable tea plantations, for example, were turned into rice fields), and misdistribution of food produced the worse famine in human history.
Deaths from hunger reached more than 50 percent in some Chinese villages. The total number of dead from 1959 to 1961 was between 30 million and 40 million -- the population of California.
Rounding up enemies
Only five years later, when he sensed that revolutionary fervor in China was waning, Mao proclaimed the Cultural Revolution. Gangs of Red Guards -- young men and women between 14 and 21 -- roamed the cities targeting revisionists and other enemies of the state, especially teachers.
Professors were dressed in grotesque clothes and dunce caps, their faces smeared with ink. They were then forced to get down on all fours and bark like dogs. Some were beaten to death, some even eaten -- all for the promulgation of Maoism. A reluctant Mao finally called in the Red Army to put down the marauding Red Guards when they began attacking Communist Party members, but not before 1 million Chinese died.
All the while, Mao kept expanding the laogai, a system of 1,000 forced labor camps throughout China. Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in labor camps, has estimated that from the 1950s through the 1980s, 50 million Chinese passed through the Chinese version of the Soviet gulag. Twenty million died as a result of the primitive living conditions and 14-hour work days.
Such calculated cruelty exemplified his Al Capone philosophy: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
And yet Mao Zedong remains the most honored figure in the Chinese Communist Party." SOURCE: https://www.heritage.org/asia/commentary/the-legacy-mao-zedong-mass-murder
I will note, the rivals you mention, did run.
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