Dear Miss Butler and readers, Firstly i would like to thank you for taking up your time to read my concern about the Hong Kongs crisis as this is a matter that has hit me hard
At the moment the current situation is that china is intervening with both military and political votes like the recent extratidition bill that was recently introduced(The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill 2019 is a proposed bill regarding extradition to amend the Fugitive Offenders) and what has been happening at the moment is protests against political intervening and both miltary at the same time with police throwing petrol bombs and tear gas and going to more evasive manoevers like rubber bullets and therefore clouding the polices judgment as they are taking orders from hong kongs political comitee from China. So this onslaught is being provoked by china and their actions.
The history of honk kong is the following:Britain occupied the island of Hong Kong on 25 January 1841 and used it as a military staging point. China was defeated and was forced to cede Hong Kong to Britain in the Treaty of Nanking signed on 29 August 1842. Hong Kong became a Crown Colony of the British Empire,Hong Kong as we know it today was born when China's Qing dynasty government was defeated in the First Opium War in 1842, when it ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain. ... Under the principle of 'One Country, Two Systems', Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997.Now the definition of 'one country two systems' i two regions could continue to have its own governmental system, legal, economic and financial affairs, including trade relations with foreign countries, all of which are independent from those of the Mainland.Now this rule is being in a state of jeopardy due to china intefering with the oppositions govermental system and this is most evident whenHong Kong was ruled by the British based on the system of letters patent from the 1850s to 1997, whereas China has been under the control of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 onwards and then intervened with privacy and monitoring of people without officialy stating it.
What I think should happen next is that Hong Kong declares independence and this can only be achieved by britain and other countries putting up this issue in a firm manor to make other countries aware and also bringing up this situation with others through social media platforms,campaigns and parliament bringing this situation up(hopefully Miss Butler,my local mp can bring up.)Someone in this situation would agree with me due to the following factors:finance,regulations and new legal systems. In the topic of finance, chinas political intervening can increase certain interests or aprs by a significant amount resulting in more violence.Regulations, if intervened can restrict many things in many areas such as privacy or child labour.New legal systems can also impact day to day life,such as how many of something you can buy or even impact importing and exporting valuables and overall the trading commitee which impacts finance(careers,pharmuceutical appliances) and so this all links and that is why one person who is involved would agree.
The problems that I would face is the following:no awarness of situation thus needing to inform ortheignoring of this situation which then reduces chances of the situation to get better or to be awared of.I think my mp should listen as we have thepower to change lives of millions who are facing difficult times and changes and also to stop the time being wasted on protests when it could be used for education for kids who are protesting.
The steps i would like my mp to take are:awarness of situation (bringing it up in a meeting in parliament or informing schools)and keep trying for people to listen to you and only then can we begin to see progress in the future for hong kong which i think will be a fully independent country and now interference with voting,electionns and privacy.
Thank you for reading