It's no mystery why they're pissed off. The Chinese government agreed to a legal paradigm called 'One country, two systems' and now they're reneging on that and trying to run HK under exactly the same ultra-authoritarian lines they run the rest of the country.apparently someone got shot in hong kong today. seems to be taking the whole thing to another level.
can someone explain me tho. is hong kong a city with a history of civil obedience? do they have autonomist or anarchist groups? they seem to be so extremely well organized yet i have never heard of unrest like this before in hong kong?
HONG KONG — The students booked their tickets home at the end of the semester, hoping for a relaxing break after exams and a summer of happy reunions with family in China’s far west.
Instead, they would soon be told that their parents were gone, relatives had vanished and neighbors were missing — all of them locked up in an expanding network of detention camps built to hold Muslim ethnic minorities.
The authorities in the Xinjiang region worried the situation was a powder keg. And so they prepared.
The leadership distributed a classified directive advising local officials to corner returning students as soon as they arrived and keep them quiet. It included a chillingly bureaucratic guide for how to handle their anguished questions, beginning with the most obvious: Where is my family?