Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

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Correction at 7:48: The protester says “They are not doing this for themselves, but for the future of Hong Kong.”

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that could send Hong Kong residents to mainland China to be tried in court. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the bill is meant to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for fugitives. But its opponents fear that Hong Kong would be exposed to China’s flawed judicial system, which would lead to further erasure of the city’s judicial independence.

At first Lam was determined to move forward with the bill. But after a series of massive protests, she announced she would “indefinitely suspend” the bill. But protesters aren’t accepting the suspension, and have started demanding its complete withdrawal. They’ve also begun calling for Lam’s resignation.

But this rise in tensions is about a lot more than a bill. To understand why this bill hits a nerve with Hongkongers, it’s important to understand Hong Kong’s relationship with China – and exactly how the bill would tip the scales in China’s favor.

Watch this video to understand the news coming out of Hong Kong and the history that led up to this moment. 

For more watch Episode one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here:

And for even more context on Hong Kong’s history with Britain you can watch another one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here:

If you want to get real nerdy you can read Hong Kong’s Basic Law (their mini Constitution) here:

You can also read the Sino-British Joint Declaration that defined Hong Kong when the British handed it back to China in 1997 here:

And the extradition law introduced in Hong Kong that has sparked massive protests here:

Here is a piece reported by the New York Times on the latest from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s leader:

Here are some additional resources regarding Hong Kong’s democracy and political make-up:

And finally, you can also find our latest articles covering the most recent developments here:

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45 Replies to “Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained”

  1. UPDATE 8/22/19: Last weekend saw the largest peaceful march in Hong Kong since the start of the protests. Organizers say roughly 1.7 million people marched on the streets of Hong Kong.

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  2. Что-то мне это напоминает… Россияне, учитесь как нужно бороться за свободу и за будущее своих детей! [Владивосток]

  3. They way China is aggressively trying to absorb Hong Kong. I wouldn't be surprised if the murder of the young woman was planned by officials for leverage.

  4. Silly question but why doesn't Hong Kong trial the suspect in HONG KONG? Or is that too simple and easy for 2019? It's happened in other nations before why not just copy it?

  5. This is what Chinese working class is thinking and talking about in the main land of China but their tyrannical government and leaders are censoring and punishing them for this. Hong Kong is basically what a free China could be.

  6. nonsense..unfounded claims that everyone is out against China as what you westerners may dream on.. Hong KOng belongs to China and separatist are terrorists should be crushed

  7. Does anybody actually expect hong kong to give up their freedoms and become an official part of China you think these protests are bad that's going to be the next civil war nobody is going to give them up just because of some special agreement

  8. Hong Kongers will be making a mass exodus soon to other countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, US, Australia, UK…

    Or theyll have to really rebel by storming and taking control of the legislature

  9. This is not about chinese law .. its a battle of principle and democracy of the hongkong people .. mainland china should back off .. let the people of hongkong run their goverment .. its to early for 2047 .

  10. Oh, is someone dead in Taiwan? Who cares, just let that murderer walk around the street so we can be Donald Trump chess to secure trade agreement with China.

  11. Every one has his version of 'fact' , youtube's (not only ytb) version mainly is : mainland China is evil all the time all the part in politics

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