The Largest Mass Repatriation in Hong Kong's History Exposes the Coercive Nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the eve of July 1, 2007 (the CCP's birthday) the CCP manipulated the Hong Kong authorities to refuse entry and carry out forcible mass repatriation of Falun Gong practitioners. According to incomplete statistics, the Hong Kong police have repatriated 520 people from Taiwan, and another 270 people from Taiwan were either refused an entry visa or could not board the plane in Taiwan. Altogether, more than 800 people from Taiwan were unlawfully refused entry into Hong Kong, making it the largest mass repatriation in Hong Kong's history. This unlawful action has aroused great concern from the international community over "one country, two systems" and also about the human rights situation in Hong Kong.
The CCP regime has never shown any sincerity toward "one country, two systems." I was still a junior middle school student in China when the CCP first proposed the idea of "one country, two systems." Our teacher explained to us in straightforward language what "one country, two systems" meant: it was to deceive the enemy, and once Hong Kong was returned to us, we could then change the "two systems" to "one system," and then all would be under the banner of socialism. Naturally, all of us at the time were happy to hear this explanation. Although that seemed to be a school teacher's personal opinion, it was in fact a common point of view fed to the people by the CCP. Not many people believed that the CCP, which always goes back on its word, held any sincerity in implementing "one country, two systems." Some people joked that the agreement the CCP signed to ensure Hong Kong would remain unchanged for 50 years was a mistake by a "decimal point," that it was 5.0, not 50 years that Hong Kong was to remain unchanged.
Indeed, since Hong Kong was handed over to the Chinese Communist regime, we have seen over the years that the CCP regime has restricted people's freedom so that they could export their political movements in Mainland China directly into Hong Kong. However, what the CCP did not expect was that the people of Hong Kong had experienced life in a free society, and the people in Hong Kong understand quite well the CCP's dictatorship. They have put up an indomitable fight against CCP control the years. Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong, in order to safeguard their freedom of belief, have also constantly appealed to the international community, calling on just forces in the international community to help stop the CCP's suppression of human rights in Hong Kong, including the notorious Article 23 of the Basic Law (draft of a national security law) that the CCP tried so hard to enact to pave the way to extend the persecution of Falun Gong into Hong Kong. On July 1, 2003, the sixth anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, 500,000 people took to the streets in the summer heat to protest Article 23. The turnout was much bigger than anticipated and shocked the CCP most severely. It is clear to all that it is due to the efforts of the people of Hong Kong themselves that Hong Kong still enjoys a certain degree of freedom.
What is laughable is that the CCP shamelessly glorifies itself by citing the freedom the people in Hong Kong have fought to maintain. In recent days, the mouthpiece of the CCP published articles boasting of Hong Kong's achievements saying, "Since Hong Kong was returned to China, there has been an increase in protest parades, even large-scale protest parades... which is an important demonstration of the success of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong." However, when we see how the CCP forced Hong Kong to carry out this large-scale repatriation of Falun Gong practitioners, we cannot help but wonder what role the CCP is playing in terms of safeguarding the freedom of Hong Kong.
July 1, 2007