Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 2 April 2004

Fears China may be beginning to squeeze Hong Kong politically

It is no surprise to me that China seems to be putting in place measures to neutralise any pretence that Hong Kong will continue to enjoy even the limited democracy supposedly guaranteed under the Basic Law negotiated when Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty. And the sad truth is that, whilst some of Hong Kong's friends elsewhere will take issue with what China is doing, nothing will really be done to stop it - China is simply too important in the world, and becoming more so as the years go by, for its desires in something so close to home to be met with anything other than token gestures of protest.

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