Wtf is happening in Hong Kong? Why China and Hong Kong hate each other?
China has passed a security law. This law would strip down Hong Kong’s autonomy and would allow China crackdown on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Reminder. Last year, hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong took the streets in Hong Kong to protest against China’s increasing influence in Hong Kong.
WAIT. CHINA AND HONG KONG ARE NOT THE SAME?
Today, Hong Kong is part of China but Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997 when Britain gave it back to China under one agreement: “One country, 2 systems”. The agreement said Hong Kong would maintain a high degree of autonomy and democracy until 2047, when Hong Kong is expected to fully become a part of China.
Hong Kong doesn’t want to give up its autonomy and China isn’t waiting until 2047. Since Chinese leader Xi Jinping took office, he’s been trying to reduce Hong Kong’s autonomy, by arresting 9 pro-democracy leaders. Reminder: China has an authoritarian communist regime. wtf is happening in Hong Kong