Nathan Law, a Hong Kong protest leader, speaks out against China, about how it is oppressing freedoms of people

A Wall Street Journal editorial member, Bill McGurn, spoke with Nathan Law, who gave information on how his generation is dealing with the spread of Chinese communistic control. Nathan Law is now a Yale graduate, but in 2014, he was involved with the Umbrella Movement which were protests in Hong Kong against the Chinese influence over its city. In 2016, he was elected to serve in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council as the youngest member ever, but he also mentioned that the pro-Beijing government wanted to kick him off the council.

Going into further details, he explains how China had been spreading its control and influence into Hong Kong and that it was an increasing anger with the Chinese government. He served the council for nine months and then it was invalidated and he was disqualified. Then in 2014, after participating in a peaceful demonstration, he was jailed. In 2018, the U.S. congress nominated him for the Nobel Peace prize.

McGurn asks Law if his generation is getting a lesson in communism and understanding what it means. Law responds that the ideology of communism is about centralizing power and that within the last 20 years, the concept of one country, two systems has caused their freedoms to be trampled, which is something the people of HK don’t want to see, and what communism has done is violate the country’s promises.


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