Editor's note: Carlos Martinez is an author and a social activist based in Britain, and the co-founder of No Cold War as well. Views expressed in the video are his own and not necessarily those of CGTN.
Lies, deception, and interference. It was an age of shame and intimidation. Isn't the Hong Kong hypocrisy over? Apparently not.
At the Two Sessions 2021, China passed a new law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Patriots Governing Hong Kong.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab put out this statement: This is the latest step by Beijing to hollow out the space for democratic debate in Hong Kong, contrary to the promise made by China itself.
One moment! Stop Mr. Raab!
When you were elected Member of Parliament, you had to pledge allegiance to the queen before you could even sit on the Commons benches. Every MP has to do so before they can take their seat or receive their wages.
Come to think of it. That's why you don't see Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein in the Houses of Parliament. They of course would never bow to the Queen.
Anyway. I really don't see the difference between the latest regulations in Hong Kong and pledging allegiance in the Houses of Parliament.
Britain practicing a law procedure whilst condemning a similar one in China. That's hypocrisy, right? Actually, the word hypocrisy doesn't even come close.
The UK stole Hong Kong from China by force to punish China for cracking down on the Empire's opium trade and then ruled it for a century and a half. In all that time, they didn't give a damn about democracy.
Now that Hong Kong has returned to China, the British are all over it like a rash demanding the right to continue to use it as a Trojan Horse inside the Chinese gates.
They want to influence the laws that should be applied to the violent rioting that they themselves encourage, which at one stage looked like it could burn Hong Kong to the ground.
They are using Hong Kong as they use other areas of China, like Tibet and Xinjiang, as a stick to beat China to slow it down and if possible, to divide it.
So, no Dominic Raab. This is not "the latest step by Beijing to hollow out the space for democratic debate in Hong Kong."
Their new measurements for lawmakers are no different to the ones in place in the UK.
It is the British government in that building there, not China, that needs to apologize over Hong Kong.
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