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The choice of the Chinese flag for this post is not accidental or a mistake. Rather, it symbolizes that the Chinese government has completed the takeover of Hong Kong.

Oh, yes, the propaganda nonsense about “One Country, Two Systems” remains, but you and I know the truth: Hong Kong is no longer free.

Consider the latest example of China’s crackdown on the island in this story from the Guardian.

The suppression of pro-democracy activists stepped up on Thursday, with the Hong Kong government announcing that at least 12 opposition candidates have been barred from running in the legislative council elections. The elections, scheduled for September, are likely to be postponed for a year with the local press saying the government would use the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to stop pro-democracy candidates from scoring a majority in the elections.