When Hong Kong was released from British rule and handed over to China in 1997, the United Kingdom and Beijing struck a deal that guaranteed the freedom of Hong Kong’s citizens; the territory was to remain free from mainland China’s authority for fifty years. This arrangement is often referred to as “one country, two systems.” Hong Kong established its own governmental and economic systems and flourished, growing into one of the most prosperous regions in the world and becoming a hub of international finance. Now, however, the People’s Republic of China has broken its promise. Beijing plans to impose a new national security law that would end Hong Kong’s independence, and protesters demanding democracy are being silenced. Helen Raleigh, senior contributor at The Federalist, joins this episode to shed light on the PRC’s crackdown and unrest in Hong Kong.
Read, “Beijing Effectively Ends Hong Kong’s Historic Freedoms,” by Helen Raleigh
Read, “By Forcing Control On Hong Kong, Beijing Killed The Golden Goose,” by Helen Raleigh
Read, “The Church must confront China over Hong Kong,” by Rev. Ben Johnson
Read, “‘Little England’ comes to Hong Kong’s rescue.” by Rev. Ben Johnson
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