Sunday, 3 November 2019

America won’t help the Hong Kong protesters

That seems obvious to all but the likes of Joshua Wong and his band of teenage millenarians.
This shows why.
Ironies don’t come any sweeter than the US House of Representatives voting in favour of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act almost to the day America sold the Kurds down the river in Syria. That confluence of events is a tidy reminder of the old saw that nations do not have friends – they have interests.
Meantime protesters vandalised the Xinhua News Agency on the weekend. Bad move. That’s the China government proxy. Its news service. And it will make Beijing incandescent with rage. And, no, that is not a good thing.