We mark 25 years since the handover at a time when China’s grip has become a stranglehold.
There is no help for Hong Kong.
The writing was already on the wall for Hong Kong on the day of the handover, for anyone to see who wasn't willingly blinded by the promises of the CCP, in spite if its unbroken record of deception.
Hong Kong is a Chinese city. The West isn't even in a position to help Lhasa, a conquered capital where genocide is an active policy; we can no more help, or justify an attempt to help, Hong Kong than we can Shanghai.
The best that we can do is to learn the lessons of Hong Kong, and support Taiwan as best we can, as long as they choose to resist. Now, at least, there should be no question for even the most idealistic that "two systems one country" is a cynical lie, and always has been.
Hong Kong is, reamins and will continue to be one of the most important places where the fight between democracy and dictatorship is taking place.
When you are losing your communist grip from Hong Kong protests, release a pandemic and then collude with the billionaire globalists that own the media and the American Democrat party to put your Manchurian candidate in office. Then with that health crisis and media, political cover... crack down on both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Hong Kong freedom died with the election of Joe Biden.
I note "acted sooner" is not spelled out at all. I'll take a shot: we could have not turned the totalitarian state from an impoverished backwater into one of the most powerful countries in the world. Instead neoliberal, globalist greed carried the day, and now here we are. We can't even admit they just killed millions of people around the world- in fact we were censoring everyone who even suggested it.