Beijing's worst nightmare from Hong Kong is on the horizon

Here's a Wall Street Journal report to send shivers down the spines of the old gray men ruling Beijing, emphasis mine. More than one million people have moved from mainland China to live, work and study in Hong Kong since 1997, when the U.K. handed over the city’s sovereignty to Beijing. Many of them share the antipathy for the protesters expressed by state-media portrayals across the border. Some, like a group of immigrants from Fujian province in the city’s North Point neighborhood, even fought against the protesters, answering a call from Beijing. But a small cohort of mainlanders have joined the demonstrations, taking extraordinary risks to support a society that offers freedoms unavailable back home. “My understanding is that ‘one country, two systems’ is a creative set of ideals,” Ms. Chen said. “Now those ideals are threatened.” In more than a dozen interviews, these outliers said they value Hong...(Read Full Post)
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