I had been asked by many Bellinghamsters to talk about Hong Kong after moving here. I would always begin this way: if you ask this question of five people in Hong Kong, you’ll get at least six answers. The Hong Kong situation is extremely complicated, liked most socio-political situations of our time.
But our time is also one of short attention span and quick newsflashes. When unrest broke last June in Hong Kong, I was again asked about it repeatedly. I would always ask: how much time do you have? Unfortunately, most of those who asked either did not have time or did not have the patience. I ended up not answering the question because the issue is too complicated to talk about briefly. And some Bellinghamsters ended up telling me what they think!
I had wanted to write about it but was too busy and lazy. Short of discussing it myself, I’ll let the article (sent to me by a fellow Peace Vigilist) linked here do the talking. Ajit Singh at The Grayzone did a good job of exposing an important aspect of the Hong Kong situation shamefully neglected – or hidden – by the mainstream press.
Singh had also filed other reports about the mainstream media’s bias against China, such as questioning the accuracy of widely-circulated reports that China detained millions of Uyghurs, tracing the dubious claim to far-right groups and regime-change conservatives.
You can find a list of articles Singh wrote for Grayzone with the second link.