of Hong Kong are currently engaged in historic protests to secure
their political rights of democratic self-government. In recent days
they have endured pepper spray and tear gas, and some of the peaceful
protestors have been beaten by riot police.
This episode invokes painful memories of Tiananmen Square protests 25
years ago, which ended in a bloody massacre that the authorities in
Beijing continue to deny ever happened. The Chinese Communist Party
must not once again resort to more violent tactics in an attempt to
end the protests.
The people in Hong Kong are giving voice to the immutable desire for
freedom that burns within each person, a desire that for too long has
been suppressed in mainland China. The peaceful protests have
captured the world's attention; now the question is: How will the
Chinese government respond?
News about Hong Kong protests
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out of Hong Kong:
VOC Executive Director Marion Smith
speaks in support of Hong Kong at rally organized by Initiatives
for China on 10/1/2014
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