Edited by: Justice After All （正义之师）
June 6, CCP Global Times reported that several Hong Kong (HK) residents showed up in front of the United Kingdom (UK) embassy to protest that UK has been interfering with Hong Kong’s internal affairs. They brought along a CCP flag, a petition and then torn up their British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
They are advocating “One China, one system” and “the National Security laws” passed by CCP in Beijing unilaterally on 28 May 2020, and accusing that “UK has pressured Hong Kong with BNO passports”. One of the protesters, Lim, laments that “Hong Kong National Security Laws would not affect the mainstream Hong Kong residents’ lives, unless it breaches the one-country, two systems bottom lines”.
Seemingly, Lim have no notion that the “one country, two systems”, as stipulated in the treaty that Hong Kong to remain unchanged for 50 years without the interference of communist central control, has been mercilessly breached. With no shame, he had used an expired BNO passport with a corner snipped as a prop to assist his public performance. This is another gimmick that CCP is pulling out of these traitors for propaganda purpose, dreaming to regain confidence in young people.
The CCP resorted to this ploy in an attempt to stop the outflow of Hong Kong residents. CCP knows very well that Hong Kong needs hardworking and intelligent people to sustain its prosperity and economy. One of the important factors contributed to the success of a free economy in a major financial center is a transparent legal system which CCP tries to override with totalitarian decision from Beijing. In a vibrant economy, a pool of talents such as professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), are much needed to support industries in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance services, information and communications, and the legal system. Free economy also needs a fair playing field to attract talents to come and settle in Hong Kong. Without these ingredients critical for Hong Kong’s success, HK will quickly degenerate into an isolated and centrally-controlled economy. Initially UK’s BNO passport only permits its holders to stay in UK for up to 12 months, but it paves the way to a full citizenship. UK would benefit from the talents absorbed into its pipeline. While HK was faced with talents shortage in financial industry even before the CCP’s interferences, this will propel HK to become a vacuum of talents and erode Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the world. In uncertain times like this, BNO passport provides professionals in Hong Kong with a less disruptive, more stable and comfortable way of life through emigration in the free world. US has also welcomed Hong Kong talents including its entrepreneurs, said Secretary Pompeo. HK talents are highly sought after and they know these bargaining chips well.
Picture from BBC news
HK people should unit together and show their cards of leaving Hong Kong, which would destroy its pro-Beijing administration and economy. Margaret Thatcher was warned in 1989 that if the CCP decided to interfer in HK after the handover, nothing would be able to stop Beijing from doing so under CCP’s ruling because when CCP engages itself in a power struggle, it could not care less about the damage of its international reputation by breaking its promise made in the treaty. Emigration of HK people could counteract the evil deeds of CCP by holding an additional passport such as BNO passport as an insurance policy. Afterall, CCP has already torn up the treaty ruthlessly.
BNO passport offer extends to the 300,000 HK residents who applied before 1997. In an earlier report of a Gnews article entitled “CCP is doomed to fail in Hong Kong”, CCP shamelessly claimed they have “fulfilled their obligation in their treaty and the agreement is now merely a document in history”. This gimmick of tearing up the BNO passports by a few paid actors at the UK embassy shows that CCP is terrified to its core. If BNO passport holders choose to leave, it will backfire their plan by throwing the baby out with the bath water. This is history repeating itself. In 1989, 30,000 people fled Hong Kong after the Tiananmen square massacre, and half a million people left before 1997 creating huge immigrant communities in Canada, Britain and Australia.
Talents and professionals are critical to any economy and they usually move freely without border restriction in the trend of globalization. Many countries are competitively tapping into foreign talents for their economic developments. Only CCP is clueless of how previous talents are with their mafia mindset. On the contrary, CCP gets ahead through espionage activities and debt traps or through economic coercion; kowtowing to CCP would gain certain groups the temporary advantage of getting into China’s domestic market. However this is changing fast as CCP’a economy is not as rosy as before and it is in the midst of collapsing. In short, there is no motivation for Britain or US to interfere in Hong Kong, as they are the masters of free economy, other than offering humanitarian support in this crisis urged by their universal values and beliefs of human rights. Hong Kong will become a perfect example of how the drainage of talents can dismantle a successful economy. CCP is bounded to lose majority, if not all of them soon to the west.
The world has changed since 1989. With the declaration of the New Federal States of China on June 4, 2020, CCP is now an illegitimate political power, and HK may be able to replace the CCP HK SAR passport with the New Federal State of China passport in the future if successfully adopted by its legal system following strict protocols. We admire and cheer for our freedom fighters in Hong Kong who will be the backbone of the New Federal State of China.