Hong Kong was handed to the Mainland Chinese government in 1997. Since then the democratic system, which was in its infancy, has been dismantled and subverted by the mainland government. The controls on who can vote for whom mean that the legislative council is a puppet of the mainland.

And the people of Hong Kong have had enough. July 1 was a rally day for true democracy in Hong Kong, and this blog charts the day’s progress – during the torrential downpours of a number three typhoon warning. It looks like the entire population of HK hit the pavement that day, despite frantic attempts to divert them with huge sales at nearby shopping malls and special free community shows laid on by the government.

I wish I was back there cheering them on.


4 responses to “Democracy Protests in Hong Kong”

  1. Martin says:

    Wow, I must have been asleep, I don’t even remember seeing this on the Australian news, or didn’t it get there?

  2. Martin says:

    That sucks totally. Impressive numbers, even given Hong Kong population

  3. Martin says:

    Unrelated to this blog, I have read each of your books about 7 times now.. So good

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