September 5, 2016

THERE IS NO CHINA:

Young activists ride anti-China mood to win Hong Kong vote (KELVIN CHAN September 5, 2016, AP) 

A new wave of young Hong Kong activists seeking to change the way the southern Chinese city is governed by Beijing emerged Monday as the big winners of legislative elections.

Record turnout in Sunday's vote helped sweep the newcomers into office, most notably Nathan Law, a 23-year-old former student leader of massive pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2014. He garnered the second-highest number of votes in his six-seat Hong Kong Island constituency.

Law's party, Demosisto, founded earlier this year with teen protest leader Joshua Wong, advocates a referendum on "self-determination" on the future status of Hong Kong, which is in the middle of a 50-year transition period to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong is an Anglospheric island.  It will govern itself.
Posted by at September 5, 2016 10:57 AM

  

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