Fighting words - but the battle to save Hong Kong has already been lost

Following the suffocating so-called “electoral reforms” for Hong Kong that were rolled out at the recently concluded “two sessions” of th...


Following the suffocating so-called “electoral reforms” for Hong Kong that were rolled out at the recently concluded “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, Western nations have been loud and clear in their denunciations. 

It’s a united front of robust criticism of China’s heavy-handed authoritarian leadership, tied to ringing support for Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and aspirations for democracy. It’s very gratifying to see and hear. 

Photo: CGTN Screenshot.

The problem is, the city that Washington, London, Brussels, et al. are fighting to save has already been lost, and the battle — minus a few pointless sanctions on Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and others — is likely to be an entirely rhetorical clash with no positive outcome for Hong Kong. 

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