Beijing Legalizes Persecution Of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement With New 'National Security' Law | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Beijing Legalizes Persecution Of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement With New 'National Security' Law

A few days ago, Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass published an editorial warning about Beijing's renewed focus on stamping out dissent in Hong Kong now that protesters are beginning to re-emerge as the number of new cases of COVID-19 declines to zero. Specifically, he warned of the possibility that President Xi would adopt new "laws" granting Beijing broad latitude to interfere in Hong Kong's affairs, in explicit violation of the 1984 treaty between the UK and Hong Kong that set the Special Administrative Region on the path back to reunification.

Hong Kong's liberal values have always been at odds with Beijing's demands for unwavering obedience. One PLA officer - clearly an old-line Communist - once told the SCMP that Hong Kong had the worst "social values" of anywhere in China. And while that may be, technically, Hong Kong has another ~27 years to enjoy these freedoms before: According to the "one country, two systems" agreement struck with Britain, China doesn't gain full custody of the de facto independent city state until July 1, 2047, the date marking 50 years since Britain officially handed Hong Kong back to China.

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Ouch; not good.

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