The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

July 1 of this year marked the twentieth anniversary of Britain’s handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China. When Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, the world was optimistic that it could remain a free city, retaining a “high degree of autonomy,” even in a communist country. After two decades, that hope is receding. Hong Kong is being taken captive. For Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, July 1 was no anniversary to let elapse quietly. He visited Hong Kong and delivered a major speech. A security crackdown …

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