China and Hong Kong: David and Goliath Struggle
The UK and Commonwealth should guarantee the citizenship, resettlement rights and right of abode of Hong Kong people in Commonwealth countries.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will….In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
Pictures seen throughout the free world of Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong wearing gas masks and goggles and using umbrellas to shield themselves from batons, pepper sprays, rubber bullets, and tear gas have been making global headlines along with reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has been massing troops close to the border.
It feels like a wholly disproportionate David and Goliath struggle – although everyone knows how that fight ultimately ended.
It reminds me of how, in 1968, the Soviets sent in their tanks to crush the “Prague Spring” of…
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