China arrests Hong Kong protest leadersPosted by Jimmy Cooper / August 31, 2019
The Chinese government has arrested Hong Kong protest leaders in order to stifle weekend rallies. The protestors have all agitated for Democracy. The Chinese media has said that Hong Kong protestors are “asking for self-destruction.” They also released a video of the Chinese military amassing near the city’s border. Despite the appearance of democratization, the China is still very much an autocracy.
China has very few independent thinktanks––and now it has one fewer. The Unirule Institute of Economics has been declared “unregistered and unauthorised” by the Chinese government, a sign of the government’s rising authoritarianism.
The Chinese government, in its quest to wipe out the Uighur population, is now arresting Uighur people outside of their own country. Reports suggest that they are currently arresting Uighur people in Egypt, where China is investing billions into infrastructure.
Recently, the Chinese government has ordered Chinese restaurants to remove Arabic language signs and Muslim symbols. Reuters reporters contacted 11 different Muslim-owned restaurants, all of whom told reporters that the government demanded removal of the signs.
The United States has already condemned China for imprisoning millions of Uighur, a minority group comprised mostly of Muslims, into concentration camps.