Secure Freedom Minute: Mourning the CCP’s Murder of Free Hong Kong


This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Twenty-five years ago today, I was in Hong Kong to witness the surrender of that outpost of the Free World to the Chinese Communist Party. Official festivities couldn’t conceal the palpable sense of abandonment, and foreboding.

Hong Kongers intuitively knew the Chinese Communists would crush the freedoms they had enjoyed as a British territory. They were promised that wouldn’t happen for fifty years, which would be bad enough. Far worse is what occurred.

The CCP used its coronavirus and oppressive legislation to end the huge demonstrations by which the people of Hong Kong resisted China’s tyranny. Their leaders are in prison; free media is dead; and all vestiges of a supposedly liberty-tolerant “second system” have been forcibly eliminated.

Hong Kong is no more, reduced to an ominous foretaste of what the Chinese Communist Party wants to do to the rest of us.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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