In case you didn't know, we have now reached the 13th weekend of protests in Hong Kong aimed against a bill which arose from a real issue, but I certainly agree has major political ramifications for those in Hong Kong. Basically it would allow for extradition from Hong Kong to other areas including mainland China for offenses punishable with imprisonment greater than 3 years. Keep in mind this is extradition to stand trial, not extradition of a convict. The bill has been 'shelved' but could be restarted, and protests against the bill and against Carrie Lam, chief executive in Hong Kong have continued. China hasn't done tons yet, but they have now moved onto the stage of sending in some troops as a thinly veiled threat and arresting protest leaders. This hasn't worked yet and there was still a major 'illegal' protest this weekend. These things are huge, they've had hundreds of thousands of people involved who are literally fighting not to become a part of China, which seems to be what China wants at this point. 5 people have committed suicide in direct protest of the this bill and China's attempts to control Hong Kong.
Now that the background is done, my question is this. China has major economic and military pull. If something like Tiananmen square were to happen in Hong Kong, would it be enough for other countries to get involved?
TLDR: The people of Hong Kong are fighting for their democratic freedoms, and the rest of the world needs to take better notice and put the onus on the Chinese to not crush their democracy
**This thread was edited on Aug 31st 2019 at 11:45:39am