Friday, May 22, 2020
After Beijing's dizzying two-week crackdown, is Hong Kong's autonomy dead or terminally ill? | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
Some people believe that Beijing has chosen this time to do its worst in Hong Kong in the hope that because everyone is so preoccupied with the coronavirus crisis, the rest of the world will not have the energy to respond.
I am dubious about this because, lamentably, there is an even worse explanation. It is that the CCP is largely indifferent to international opinion but so incensed over the failure to get Hong Kong under control that it is determined to act decisively, even at a time of extreme crisis, because asserting control is considered to be far more important than the prospect of collateral damage.
Just going over this dizzying pace of recent events and putting them together causes incredulity even to a hardened cynic.
Just substitute Nazi for CCP and you won't be surprised. Would you be a "hardened cynic" about the Nazis? Hardly.