Sunday, July 28, 2019

Are the Protests in Hong Kong a US Run Color Revolution?

Land Destroyer writes:
Unable to defeat the [extradition] bill legislatively, Hong Kong's pro-Western opposition has taken to the streets. With the help of Western media spin - the illusion of popular opposition to the  bill and Beijing's growing influence over Hong Kong is created.
What is not only omitted - but actively denied - is the fact that the opposition's core leaders, parties, organizations, and media operations are all tied directly to Washington DC via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and corporate foundations like Open Society Foundation.
The New Eastern Outlook reports
The goal of the US in Hong Kong is clear – to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China’s mainland more directly.
Protesters of the “Occupy Central” movement in Hong Kong shout familiar slogans and adopt familiar tactics seen across the globe as part of the United States’ immense political destabilization and regime change enterprise. Identifying the leaders, following the money, and examining Western coverage of these events reveal with certainty that yet again, Washington and Wall Street are busy at work to make China’s island of Hong Kong as difficult to govern for Beijing as possible...
The South China Morning Post in an article titled, “Occupy Central is on: Benny Tai rides wave of student protest to launch movement [reports]...
Benny Tai regularly attends US State Department, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiary the National Democratic Institute (NDI) funded and/or organized forums. Just this month, he spoke at a Design Democracy Hong Kong (NDI-fundedconference on political reform. He is also active at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) – also funded by NDICCPL’s 2013-2014 annual report lists Benny Tai as attending at least 3 of the center’s functions, as well as heading one of the center’s projects.
Reuters reported in May:
 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by Beijing.
“Secretary Pompeo expressed concern about the Hong Kong government’s proposed amendments to the Fugitive Ordinance law, which threaten Hong Kong’s rule of law,” the department said in a statement.
Lee founded the first pro-democracy party in Hong Kong in 1990 and has been a prominent voice calling for civil liberties for the city’s residents.
From Moon of Alabama:
Lee and other U.S. stooges organized large demonstrations against an extradition bill which would allow the government to send people who committed crimes in mainland China, Taiwan and Macau to those provinces where the crime was committed to receive their punishment. Hong Kong already has similar agreements with foreign countries.That the U.S. is behind these riots can also be seen in the slanted coverage the riots receive in 'western' media. The picture they draw is incomplete... 
Hong Kong has 7.5 million inhabitants. While demonstrations of several ten thousands seems big, they do not represent a majority. The so called 'pro-democracy' parties in Hong Kong have lost in each and every local election. The pro-China parties always receive a majority of votes...
The U.S. may believe that the circus it creates with these student stunts might push China into doing something harsh. But the mainland is not concerned about such nonsense. It already knows how this will end:
“Trying to seize the opportunity to incite chaos in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region does not have popular support and will not be successful,” [Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang] said.
The students who were instigated to commit violence and crimes will go to jail. The extradition bill will be reintroduced at a convenient time and pass Hong Kong's legislative council with a large majority.
As that outcome was totally predictable one wonders why the Trump administration bothered to launch such nonsense. It will only make it more difficult to solve other problems, like North Korea or global trade, over which China has influence.



  1. I'm just happy the Orange Man Bad punched China in the nose. It's clear China would be nothing without Western help and technology. Too bad we had a POS like Clinton and Team R all too willing sell America out for 'cheap labor' and other crap.

    China is run by commies anyway. The fact of the matter is that the trade block is hurting China more than the US.

    1. China got all friendly with Russia - which has both technology and natural resources. This remarkable achievement (Russians were somewhat suspicious of Chinese after a bunch of border skirmishes starting in 60s) can be solidly laid at the feet of the American neocons.

    2. Over at Al Fin, he thinks China will be confiscating half of the continent just because of population dynamics. Ethnic Russians are dying and the Chinese despite an aging population have some surplus.

  2. Sure, China’s run by “commies,” their economy is anything but healthy, and the tariffs maybe hurting them more than the US. However, their position is not as bad as one may think. First off, they own a lot of US Treasuries, that, if liquidated to any significant degree would cause the dollar to lose value. Secondly, China’s been accumulating a lot of gold and is working on a gold backed currency that would circumvent the need for it, and say Russia, for example, to engage in trade in dollars. Once again, if successful, it could hold serious negative consequences for the dollar.

    1. Yep Derek, any fractional gold backed BRICS SDR basket that even remotely meets petro-dollar world wide velocity requirements and watch the countries line up.

      The US cant handle ANY loss of world reserve status. If it does it will make the great depression look like a walk in the park

  3. Happy the Great Orange Punched China in the nose?
    We should be happy that trade with America, as corporatist as it is, raised the standard of living for some Chinese people, and made them worth something to their communist government, so maybe they can live a fraction of a better life. Why would anyone want the Chinese people to suffer any more than they have? Let’s destroy communism the quickest and best way for all, open actual free trade without any Great Oranges dictating or being a 3rd party.

    1. I see no evidence Chinese leadership will be creating anything resembling a Bill or Rights anytime soon. I would have preferred the people to suffer if meant Americans were collectively better off. Let China solve their own problems which they can't.