The balcony observer's 151th report- I worry...

by Tsao T-F June. 13, 2019 320 views

Last Sunday (2019.06.09), about 1,030,000 (1.03 million, not only 1,030) protesters appeared on streets in Hong Kong because of THE EXTRADITION BILLS.

Some residents say this may be their last chance to speak out publicly without threat of arrest at the request of China Government.

I think it indicates the framework of “one country, two systems.” that was promised by China fails completely now.

Why are there protests in Hong Kong? All the context you need (BBC news)

I worry about the safety of protesters.

The lesson we learned from Tiananmen 30 years ago (4/6/1989)...

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< Additional report > (Last updated on September 17th, 2019)

Since the protest for THE EXTRADITION BILLS in June, three months have passed. The episode has no ending. I still worry about the people in Hong Kong, including protesters and policemen.

Read more:

(Jan 2019) "Which country will be next?" - Presidents Tsai answers my question. (Taiwanreporter, Klaus Bardenhagen)
A few days after Xi Jinping's speech on Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen gave a press conference for international media. I had a chance to ask her a question: What does Taiwan hope for from other countries?
Tsai's reply included a statement that many international media reports picked up: "If the international community fails to speak up and assist Taiwan under the circumstances we face today, I have to ask which country will be next?"

(Jul 2019) Hong Kong showed China is a threat to democracy. Now Europe must defend Taiwan (The Guardian)

(Jul 2019) 誰が犯罪者か、決めるのは誰だ 台湾から香港にエール (朝日新聞)

(Aug 2019) We must see China - the opportunities and the threats - with clear eyes (The Sydney Morning Herald)

(Apr 2019) Mapping China's Tech Giants (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)

(Aug 2019) We Stand With Hong Kong - Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what the protesters are doing—confront Beijing. (The Wall Street Journal)

(Aug 2019) Nikki Haley: Chinese attack on Hong Kong would pose grave danger to America’s Asian allies (Fox News)

(Sep 2019) Building an Inclusive United Nations with Taiwan on Board (The Diplomat)

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自由閪 唔好搞我後面 1 month, 2 weeks ago

沒有律師 法官跟黨走 秘密審判 誰受得了啊triumph

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Tsao T-F Replied to 自由閪 唔好搞我後面 1 month, 2 weeks ago

支持香港抗暴,也請港人注意人身安全!

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Bethany Plonski 3 months, 1 week ago

I have been following this in the news, and I worry about their safety too.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 months, 1 week ago

This is an anxious time.
China is so huge and I try to be not afraid.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 1 week ago

I can't imagine the anxiety! You and your family are in my thoughts.

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Buster Bruce 3 months, 1 week ago

Tsao- thank you for your report. I could feel this tension when I was in Hong Kong last visit. So sad.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for your concern.

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Heike 3 months, 1 week ago

I get goose bumps when I see reports about the Hongkong protests. In the past, China never hesitated to use violence to end protests...The courageous Hongkong people have all my respect!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 3 months, 1 week ago

I am sorry to interrupt your good mood.
The true faces of China I remember:

(2019) China reserves right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control, Xi Jinping says (The Independent)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-taiwan-reunite-xi-jinping-reunification-force-tsai-ing-wen-beijing-taipei-a8707271.html

(2019) Report: Top Chinese Doctors Admit to Harvesting Organs From Falun Gong Practitioners (The Epoch Times)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/top-chinese-doctors-admit-to-harvesting-organs-from-falun-gong-practitioners_2749094.html

(2018) China's hidden camps: What's happened to the vanished Uighurs of Xinjiang? (BBC)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps

(2016) Report: China still harvesting organs from prisoners at a massive scale (CNN)
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/23/asia/china-organ-harvesting/

(2012) Fifth Tibetan in a week dies from self-immolation (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/27/tibet-self-immolation-china

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