China Tightens The Screws

A Huge Blow to Hongkongers’ Freedoms: New legislation proposed in Beijing signals the likely end of the “one country, two systems” policy that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish.

Also: The End of Hong Kong.

Related: China’s Path To Self Destruction Starts in Hong Kong. “The real threat from China remains not its rise, but rather its collapse. Freedom is contagious. Xi’s actions against Hong Kong may, in hindsight, appear like treating a chest wound with a band-aid.”

We should be isolating China for this, as well as for its coronavirus misbehavior.

UPDATE: A reader sends this, indicating that the Hong Kong protest movement isn’t going to take this lying down.

 

 

 

h/t GR