“What began as a targeted protest against a controversial extradition bill in June has transformed into what feels like a battle for the future of Hong Kong. Protesters are not just fighting their local government. They’re challenging one of the most powerful countries on earth: China.” SOURCE: Vox–9 Questions about Hong Kong protests
They have been protesting for months in Hong Kong, at first about the extradition bill, but now about so much more as well. The government has backed down, and withdrawn the hated extradition bill, and now it’s remains to be seen if the protestors will continue with their demands or will be appeased with this compromise. China doesn’t back down very often with their citizens so this still a potentially volatile situation.
GeoEd Tags: China, East Asia, sovereignty, political, conflict.