Hong Kong protests These days a young man has plagued China, a country with a population of 138 crores. The boy’s name is Joshua Wang, who challenges China’s strength.
A 22-year-old young man from Hong Kong remains a hero on social media these days. This young man has plagued China these days with a population of 138 crores. The boy’s name is Joshua Wang, who challenges China’s strength. Actually, the Hong Kong administration had brought a bill, according to which there was talk of bringing the protesters there to China and prosecuting them.
What was then, Wang took to the streets with his supporters. Millions of people have been demonstrating on the streets of Hong Kong for the past several days. Flights are canceled at Hong Kong Airport. Exhibitors also occupied Hong Kong’s major airport. The special thing is that the vigorous protest against China in Hong Kong is being led by the young population there.
Police arrested Wang, got bail from court
The police have begun strict action against the growing demand for democracy in Hong Kong. Police, who came into action ahead of the rally organized on Saturday, arrested several leaders and activists, including youth leaders of democracy supporters Joshua Wang and Agnes Chow in the early hours of Friday. Wang and Chow later get bail from the court. Stating that the arrest was a repressive policy by China, right-wing groups have now announced the cancellation of the rally. However, supporters of democracy say that the arrest of the leaders will not affect the holding of the rally. Demonstrations began in June to protest against an extradition bill passed by the local government, which has now taken the form of a mass movement.
Now demand not only to return the bill, but also to restore democracy
The protest is no longer limited to the demand to withdraw the bill, but now the demand for restoration of democracy has intensified. The rally was organized on the fifth year after China rejected the demand for universal suffrage in a semi-autonomous city. There was a 79-day agitation in 2014 over the demand for the franchise, but China stubbornly suppressed it. The extradition bill provides for sending criminals to China for trial. The local government has currently put this bill on hold.
Police say the rally was feared to be violent, due to which it was not allowed. The pro-democracy Andy Chan was also arrested at Hong Kong Airport. Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of Wang and Chou. About eight hundred and fifty people have been arrested since June. Explain that Hong Kong was entrusted to China by the UK in 1997 under an agreement.
Chinese soldiers will not sit silent
The newspaper China Daily said on Friday that Chinese troops would not clap hands if the situation in Hong Kong were uncontrollable. The newspaper says that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jawans have not been sent there for showings. They will also take action if needed. There are about ten thousand Chinese soldiers stationed in Hong Kong. At the same time, Maria Tom, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee of the Chinese Parliament, says that there is still no time to implement emergency laws in Hong Kong. However, he also said that there is no need for the local government to get permission from China for this.
Refusal to withdraw extradition bill
The Chinese government has rejected Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s proposal to withdraw the controversial extradition bill to end the protests. The Chinese government has clearly told Kairi Lam not to succumb to any demand from the protesters. The Chinese government has cited the hand of foreign forces behind the protests.
Cathay Pacific warns employees
Hong Kong’s state-run airline Cathay Pacific warned its employees sternly that employees involved in the protests could be fired. The airlines have 27000 employees. Cathay director Tom Owen said in a memo sent to employees that joining Monday and Tuesday’s rally would mean a breach of contract.
Who is joshua wang
Joshua Wang is the General Secretary of the Demistos Party. Prior to this, he has also founded the Hong Kong Student Activist Group Scholarism. In 2014 Joshua came into international discussion during demonstrations. Joshua’s activism also made headlines in the Umbrella Movement. In 2014, Time magazine ranked him among the world’s most influential teenagers. In January 2018, Joshua was convicted and sent to prison for not complying with a court order vacating the Mong Kont demonstration site.