The Trends Journal has been reporting on the Hong Kong protests in detail since they first broke out in June 2019.
As we have reported in recent issues, the new, harsh national security law imposed on Hong Kong on 20 June by China’s National People’s Congress was designed to clamp down on any renewal of the months-long street protests throughout 2019.
Last Friday, the city’s chief executive and strong ally of Beijing, Carrie Lam, announced the upcoming legislative election scheduled for September would be postponed. Using the COVID crisis as a remedy for postponing elections, Ms. Lam said, “It’s really a tough decision to delay, but we want to ensure fairness, public safety and public health.”
Ms. Lam cited among the main issues behind the postponement were concerns of spreading the coronavirus with some three million residents expected to vote.
The previous day, a leading pro-democracy activist, Joshua Wong, confirmed he and other colleagues were told they would not be allowed to run when the next election is rescheduled. He tweeted, “Clearly it is the largest election fraud in HK’s history.”
Prior to the events of last week, the political opposition to the pro-Beijing elements of the city’s government claimed social distancing rules imposed to deal with the coronavirus were primarily a strategy for stopping the momentum of the pro-democracy movement.
Ms. Lam countered any restrictions were “purely on the basis of protecting the health and safety of the Hong Kong people and to ensure that the elections are held in a fair and open manner.”
From Washington
U.S. Secretary of State “Regime Change” Mike Pompeo declared last Thursday that the Hong Kong elections “must be held.”
Ignoring the dictators and monarchies Washington supports, Pompeo blared, “The people of Hong Kong deserve to have their voice represented by the elected officials that they choose in those elections. If they destroy that, if they take that down, it will be another marker that will simply prove that the Chinese Communist Party has now made Hong Kong just another Communist-run city.”
In the Hong Kong election on 25 November 2019, in the midst of the contentious, ongoing street protests, pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly defeated those allied with the Beijing government, taking control of 17 of the 18 councils. 
TRENDPOST: It is important to note that since the virus struck neighboring China in January 2020, there have been only 37 coronavirus deaths in Hong Kong, a city of some 7.5 million people, or a mere 0.00049 percent of the population. 
Moreover, as Gerald Celente had forecast when the virus first broke out in China this past January, Beijing would use the COVID-19 to achieve what they were unable to accomplish before the virus stuck Wuhan: Stop the Hong Kong Protests. 
Since Beijing imposed its rule of laws on Hong Kong, that has now been accomplished… putting the city under the full dictate of the Chinese government.  

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