EXTRA EXTRA: Hong King Kongers are now DESPERATE to stop that Extradition Law

EXTRA EXTRA: Hong King Kongers are now DESPERATE to stop that Extradition Law

“A final nail in the coffin” is what one respected professor would say if this law was to be passed. The Hong Kong Extradition law has been a heated topic of discussion in Hong Kong, a region in China. What makes Hong Kong unique is that IT IS THE ONLY (I’m pretty sure) region in China that can have its own “government” and autonomy for it was a former British Colony back in the 1990s. Well ok, unless you say Taiwan is a part of China (which it doesn’t seem to be but I am not going to go into THAT argument). In a 1997 treaty, British finally agree to handover the region to China in a really long ass treaty that officially mark the end of the British Empire. When signing that treaty, China says very “honey words” to the people of Hong Kong proclaiming that in respect to Hong Kong, it would be “two system one government”. Hong Kong was allow to keep its democratic government, was allow to run its own press seperate from China and China is supposedly NOT allow to interefere. The treaty also laid how the education system was going to work in Hong Kong and a bunch of other stuff that you can read here if you so wish. Of course China has been reading between the lines since “Day One” and they have never 100% respected the “two system, one nation” motto. They send spies to keep tabs on the region and shut down any “independence activist”. Heck they probably influence one way or another the Hong Kong elections, there is a large majority in Hong Kong government that is pro-Beijing who of course wants the Hong Kong government to be less independent and answer to Beijing “requests” instead. To counterbalance that, there’s a “pro Hong Kong” side who wants to see the island autonomous now and forever.

Now the two sides of the government are as toxic as democrats vs. republicans, they really don’t like to do bipartisan shiz together, maybe for good reasons too. In come this extradition law. Now extradition is a tricky topic is basically the act of shipping criminals back to the place where they committed the crime. BAsically if let’s say you committed a crime in Alabama and you somehow sneak away to Mexico, you didn’t get a jail free card, you will still be shipped back by Mexico upon request. Now of course the request needs to be processed by the MExican government so that they can approved that it’s not a load of BS. The process can take a couple of months, and in those months basically a criminal is out in the world and he/she can do whatever. We all agreed that that’s bad, extradition should take quicker. That’s where this Hong Kong Extradition law comes in….

Hong Kong extradition law aim to make this process quicker for extradition of criminals to China or Taiwan (WELL THEY DECIDE TO CHICKEN OUT ON THAT SUBJECT). Basically a local judge is enough to approve the extradition request, and it doesn’t need to go through any bureaucracy red tape. Sounds good right, EXCEPT… China has a track record of criminalizing stuff that’s really not….. criminal. The law is excellent of course if only covers violent crimes, but Hong King Kongers fear, rightly so in fact, that China will request extradition of people who spoke out against the government or for independent activists. To be honest, local judges ARE MUCH MORE EASILY corruptable then if you process the extradition through the government where there is literally two equal sides. If I remember right, this law has already been passed, but now Pro-Beijing officials wants to admend the law even further and the raging debate and protest are about the “amendment” that is to be added which basically loosely define what “criminal activities” are so it gives China far reaching authority in a region that is suppose to be autonomous.