Commonwealth Policy Center

Chinese communists are once again cracking down on democracy in Hong Kong. Four pro-democracy members of the legislature were ousted after China’s top lawmaking committee said the provincial government could kick out any elected official considered a threat to national security. Shortly after, 15 remaining pro-democracy legislators immediately resigned in protest. So far 10,000 Hong Kongers are awaiting trial after participating in pro-democracy protests over the past year. Democratic institutions and human rights are tenuous under Chinese communist rule and this is something Hong Kongers aren’t used to. The Chinese government has no regard for human rights, individual freedom, or room for God. The takeaway is that if freedom is to exist it must always be defended, especially against totalitarian regimes who have no regard for anyone’s freedom except those in power.