Hong Kong deserves sovereignty, but where was the talk of bringing democracy to Hong Kong when they were brutally colonized by England for 100 years? A British officer in 1842 wrote “the poor Chinese must submit to be poisoned by opium or must be massacred by the thousands”. They were a colonized and oppressed people that were chewed up for a century and spit back to the China in 1997. And now China is to blame for trying to pick up the pieces and reintegrate HK?
I stand for HK sovereignty, but this 100% the fault of the British empire and now the narrative has conveniently shifted to punishing China by economic sanctions.
Downvote me to hell, call me a Chinese bot, I don’t care. I’ve lived in HK, I speak Cantonese, I was there for the protests—but something is twisted in this narrative. The pitchforks are pointed in the wrong direction. I fear for the future of HK under Chinese rule, but I almost fear more for their being used as a political pawn in the hybrid war against China.