While China does not want to interfere in summer opposition, which shook Hong Kong, it does not mean that it will not do it. Movement, now in its seventh week, entered a more dangerous area on two fronts.
Distorted the central government’s official slogan and dump their buildings in Hong Kong with eggs. Needless to say, his work in Beijing was not welcomed.
On one hand, in an increase, an armed group with metal rods and wooden pillars beat anti-government protesters and others inside the Metro Station late on Sunday night.
45 people were injured in the attack, including one who is in serious condition. Beijing supporters have clashed with protesters earlier, but not on this scale.
Neither side wants the PLA to interfere, but rising anarchism and China who see their rights as a direct challenge, they take the risk.
A belligerent attack on protesters has increased the allegations of collusion between police and criminal gangs, although the Hong Kong Police Commissioner clearly blamed it and it was unclear who was behind it.
China has the possibility of international condemnation by any intervention and threatens the status of Hong Kong as the financial center governed by the rule of law.
This will compare the lethal military campaign of China with the pro-democracy protests of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989, an event that the government wants to forget the world.
For China, this is not just an economic issue but it is also a political issue. A former British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China under the concept of “one country, two systems” in 1997, which provides a fair degree of autonomy on the city.
Residents of Hong Kong enjoy far more rights and independence than the Chinese mainland residents.
The success of the formula is important for China, who wants to use it to bring Taiwan’s autonomous island under its control.
Taiwanese President Tsai Eng-Wayne is already using unrest in Hong Kong to confirm that “one country, two systems” are not working, and that China’s military intervention has caused many Taiwanese concerns Will be confirmed.
China’s best result is the abolition of protests and the return of normal relative life, as happened in Hong Kong after the recent pro-democracy pro-demonstrations, student-led “umbrella movement” which lasted for more than two months in 2014 The roads were captured.
Many protesters in this summer are the legends of the umbrella movement, who were disappointed that they failed to bring protests.
At least, some have shown themselves reluctant to retreat at this time – but the question is how much they will pay, and to what extent Beijing will allow them.
One Chinese historian and political commentator Zhang Levan said, “The problem is that it is not entirely about the Central Government.”
“If extremists are called for freedom in Hong Kong, which exits the situation from control, then the central government will definitely intervene.”
This is not the most probable result, but with the clear way of continuous protests, it can proceed, with Beijing becoming more chaotic.
There are “Hong Kong Not China” in many messages sent by protesters to paint on the walls.
At one level, it is a statement that there is a more independent legal system in Hong Kong and more freedom than the mainland – “one” country, two “theory” system.
At another level, this increasing frustration of life as part of China is reflected not only politically but financially.
Many young people are blamed for the influx of sugar funds to increase property prices. Some protesters took the Hong Kong flag from the British colonial era in protests.
For China, the second loss of Hong Kong will be worse than the fall of “one country, two systems” model. In Beijing, the Beijing-backed government had banned a political party last year to call for the independence of the city of 7.4 million people.
Kevin Carico, a senior official of Chinese Studies, said, “The Communist Party of China wants that someone wants to go into chaos in Hong Kong, so that it is an excuse to intervene or mismanage means that such anarchy is indispensable.” “he said. In Monash University in Australia.
The ruling Communist Party estimates stability above all, an option taken by the decision to end Tiananmen’s demonstrations with force.
Since then, the stability that the party has brought in China is a mantra that supports the country’s growth to become the second largest economy in the world and brings millions of poverty out.
China’s stability has come at a price for the freedom of expression such as personal freedom.
Under current President Xi Jinping, the party sought to increase its control in Hong Kong, from religion to social media, to control the society.