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A slap in the face – also for the West

For the Hong Kong protest movement is the Triumph at the district Council elections, above all, a symbolic victory. Even if he was a skyscraper: The Pro-democracy forces won 347 of 452 seats. But the fact is, the district councils take care of the garbage and the traffic jams. The relationship to China, you have nothing to say.

In the policy are not appreciate symbols, however, under. Effect they can have, for example, when it comes to a fight of David against Goliath, as is currently the case between Hong Kong protesters and the Beijing dictatorship. This local election was effectively a Referendum on the democracy movement, the protests were recently escalated in the event of collisions with the China-controlled city government.

Beijing, had hoped that Hong Kong's "silent majority" of the "riot brothers" turns away. It was different, a large majority has been linearized with the Pro-democracy movement solid. The election result is therefore considered to be a slap in the face of the Communist giants, the Hong Kong as part of China. This is all the more so, because four years ago, the Pro-Beijing group, the district Council elections in the special administrative zone had won.

The West wants to make with the Chinese Communists continue to engage in business, and undisturbed.

The result is also a slap in the face for the democratic West. Washington, like Brussels, Berlin or Bern supported the democracy movement in Hong Kong so far, only hesitant, half-hearted and distant, if at all. What a contrast to the Cold war, when the West with insurgents in the sphere of power of the Communist arch-enemy solid, the linearized. The Hong Kong protest marches seem to come to the West at an inconvenient time. Apparently, they want to make with the Chinese Communists continue to engage in business, and undisturbed.

The euphoria in Hong Kong is therefore deceptive, the Chinese Goliath is by no means defeated. And as for the West, not to advise protesters well not to expect too much. David remains alone.

Created: 25.11.2019, 18:59 PM

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