Thoughts for Hong Kong

Published On: January 18, 2020 09:08 AM NPT By: Sagar Sharma


Sagar Sharma

The contributor for Republica.
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The other day, I was watching a video on YouTube about Hong Kong.   There I saw a group of angry protestors surrounding a policeman.  Some tried to attack him with sharp weapons. Others were throwing stones at him. It was too disturbing. I could not watch it further. 

Hong Kong, China’s inalienable part, is in protests for many months now.   For the past many months the attention of the world has been drawn to the unrest in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong protests are wrong for many reasons. First, it is not the protest for good governance, rule of law and economic prosperity. The protest is basically against China, the country of which Hong Kong is a part.  The slogans like greater autonomy and freedom are sham.  If the government of China concedes to these demands, demands for secession will follow.  Otherwise, what is the meaning of the protestors demonstrating in the streets of Hong Kong waving the flags of the Western countries? To disrespect the flag of one’s own country and to unfurl the flag of the foreign country—or even to openly appeal the foreigners to intervene in internal matters—is treason. How would America react, if, for example, protestors in Washington DC unite under the Russian flag and curse their own nation? How will the government of the US feel? 

People of Hong Kong need to be really wise and careful about respecting the sovereignty of their country—China.

I strongly feel about the police in Hong Kong.  Police there are the most patient and restrained force I have ever seen anywhere in the world. In Nepal, Nepal Police tend to react with firing upon slightest provocation by the protestors. Some innocent people are killed. Look at Hong Kong. The police there have only used tear gas.  The protestors have gone violent, they have even overpowered police but the police do not use excessive force. I respect their sense of duty and tolerance. The Western press makes an issue out of Hong Kong.  But the way I see it, police in Hong Kong have done the excellent job.  Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has done the best possible thing to maintain discipline there. The government of China has dealt with the situation with extreme patience by not interfering into the matter.

Now the people of Hong Kong need to be wise themselves.  They need to develop the love for their country first of all.  Once they do that most other problems will be solved.


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