Beijing unlikely to back off from Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Hong Kong pro-democracy victoriesIn the wake of just-completed pro-democracy victories in Hong Kong, a national defense analyst it's quite possible the world could witness a violent response by the communist regime in Beijing over the next year.

Over the weekend, Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in local elections. It is being viewed as a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The pro-democracy bloc swept nearly 90 percent of 452 district council seats, which will help it take unprecedented control of 17 out of 18 district councils.

National defense analyst Robert Maginnis says it's clear that the sentiment of the majority of people in Hong Kong appear to be on the pro-democracy side.

Maginnis

"That means that they will have a pro-democracy government in the near future and that Miss Lam, who has been the proxy for President Xi in Beijing, is going to be on the outs," he summarizes.

But Maginnis says that doesn't mean Hong Kong is going to prevent the eventual takeover by the Chinese central government in Beijing.

"We know the long-term implications are that the communists in Beijing are going to get their claws on that city nation and turn it into much like the rest of the nation," he laments.

Just when that happens depends on Xi, Maginnis adds. "He's lost face to a certain degree," he tells OneNewsNow. "So it's quite possible that you could see a violent response over the next year if the new pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong goes in a direction that it really displeases the powers in Beijing."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

The biggest highlight from the final presidential debate was…(Pick up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Maine supreme court declines to extend mail-in vote deadline
US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash
Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation
Trump, Biden scrap on oil, virus with just over a week to go
Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count
Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

LATEST FROM THE WEB

San Bernardino, Calif., police shooting sparks night of unrest
Trump 'coyote' remark confuses Twitter, including Georgia state Democrat
Putin: Russia-China military alliance can't be ruled out
Trump calls Biden's 'transition from' oil comments 'perhaps most shocking admission ever made'
Oops: Photograph of Joe Biden and Hunter's business partner found on Burisma's website

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Lippold: You don't go behind the boss's back

White HouseThe secretary of the Navy deserved to get fired for his actions, says a Navy veteran and military analyst.