Why Doesn’t Hong Kong’s Tragic Subjugation Get As Much Attention As Ukraine?

Why Doesn’t Hong Kong’s Tragic Subjugation Get As Much Attention As Ukraine?


Hong Kong “elected” a new chief while the world wasn’t paying attention. 

Hong Kong’s current chief Carrie Lam will retire at the end of June. The selection of her successor has followed the rules Beijing dictated since it took control of Hong Kong in 1997. Beijing stamped out any hope of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2004.

Rather than letting more than 7 million residents in Hong Kong have a say in whom the city’s chief should be, Beijing created a “nomi­nating committee” (which has more than 1,400 members today), the majority of which are pro-Beijing elites. The committee would “vote” for a candidate from a list of candidates approved by Beijing. Beijing has ensured that Hong Kong’s chief executive will always be its

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