Hong Kong protests: What's happened since?

Earlier in the year we asked whether the UK should intervene in Hong Kong. You can see what people said here, and a summary of what has happened here.

Take a look at some of the latest developments below. Did you know the government of China have passed a controversial new law? Read about it here.

To answer the questions, add your comments at the bottom!

All stories are taken from BBC News.

Hong Kong residents respond to new security law

Hong Kong residents have shared their feelings about a new national law, passed by China's ruling Communist Party. The law bans attempts to undermine the authority of China in Hong Kong - read more about the law here.

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has said there is nothing for Hong Kong residents to worry about, but why do you think people are still concerned?

UK makes citizenship offer to residents

Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said.

Read more here. Do you think this is a good move?

"We need to fight for democracy in Hong Kong and China"

Former employee of the UK’s Hong Kong consulate, Simon Cheng, has said people need to fight for democracy not only in Hong Kong, but also in China.

People living in Hong Kong do not have any power, adding that street protests were their only option.

Mr Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen, was detained for 15 days while on a trip to mainland China in August 2019.

Chris Patten: UK should tell China this is outrageous

Chris Patten, Hong Kong's final British governor before the 1997 handover, says the UK should tell China its proposal for a Hong Kong national security law is "outrageous".

Lord Patten said China was using the preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic to "bully and harass in other areas". Do you think the UK government should take Lord Patten's advice?

Comments (6)

  • Hammond School logo admirable_cheetah | Hammond Junior School E
    16 Jun 2020

    Hi I am admirable_cheetah

    Ever since Hong Kong 🇭🇰 and China 🇨🇳 protests People are trying to hurt 🤕 people in Hong Kong when the China government say they can have their city until 2054 i guess because they made a promise and if you make one you have to sick to it no one can break a promise not even pm (prime mister) but the queen can!
    I agree they should keep fighting for what they promise!

    Thanks you for listening

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    1. Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
      admirable_cheetah's comment 19 Jun 2020

      I totally agree they should fight for their rights.

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      1. Hammond School logo admirable_cheetah | Hammond Junior School E
        outstanding_turkey's comment 19 Jun 2020

        Yes thank you at least someone agree no one in ,y family despots agree except my dog

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    25 Jun 2020

    Personally, it would be quite obvious to take Lord Patten's advice as he is a Lord and is the most experienced out of all of us. However, he is still a human much like we all are so this may be his opinion not facts. However, Hong Kong citizens are at risk that they are even up to extent where fear follows them outside. This is my opinion about whether we should take his advice or not. Genuinely, we should console everyone wherever who is going through an ordeal like this, because it does affect the innocent citizens physically and mentally. Already, there has been an incident on inequality in America and as you can see, people are protesting and are being the voice black lives need. Therefore, we should react and tell China that this is unjust before this becomes something much worse. However, the Chinese government is much more powerful than us and a large percentage of things is shipped from them to us. So, if we were to intervene that would be like drawing permanent marker on your hands, you cannot retreat from the action you've done once you've already done the manoeuvre. Also, our country would more or less be famished without China. Due to lockdown, all of the foods and clothes are nowhere to be seen which is proof how much we need things from them. Indeed, we have ruled over Hong Kong a few centuries ago, but this is not our business unless we will be terribly affected. Also, if we plot to have a quarrel with China during this covid-19 pandemic and break into a war, imagine how many people would be more infected and how it could affect US.

    In conclusion, I am in the middle and quite stuck of the decision we should make.

    Thank you for reading.


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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 25 Jun 2020

      Thank you for such a detailed response memorable_orchard! Could you share some evidence that shows all foods and clothes come from China? Do we get resources from anywhere else?

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 25 Jun 2020

        Of course, I do admit that I was exaggarratted on the fact that China ships most of our things, not all. For example, India is another popular shipper of clothes. I say this because I purchased a shirt that was fabricated in the country. However, most of my food and clothing are made from China

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