The fate of Carrie Lam is not in her own hands as Beijing leadership divides on cracking down Hong Kong

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Although the Chinese government on Monday voiced strong support for Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive Carrie Lam after over 2 million people turned out for protests, the Communist Party leadership is heavily divided as to how to handle the governance crisis in the Special Administrative Region.

A day after yet another vast street protest against Carrie Lam and the Extradition bill, the Foreign Ministry issued a forceful endorsement of Mrs. Lam on Monday, praising her as qualified chief executive in “keeping Hong Kong in law and order”.

Protesters continued to gather around the Government House yesterday afternoon calling for dialogue with Carrie Lam and scrap of the extradition bill, even after it was suspended amid debate and an apology forwarded by Ms Lam.

So far, Ms Lam has avoided answering questions about whether she would actually step down and appealed to the public to “give us another chance”.

Under pressure, Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo went out at 10:30 pm to meet with the media at a press conference, and delivered another notion of “rioting offence,” trying to clarify the term used last week to describe the situation outside the Legislative Council building on June 12.

The Police Commissioner explained, “There was a lot of discussion ongoing about the term ‘riot’ that I have used in the press conference to describe the situation. What I meant is the behaviour displayed by some protesters might have committed rioting offences. As such, those others who had participated in the same public order event but had not engaged in any violent acts need not worry about committing a rioting offence.”

He noted that the Police had so far arrested 15 people for allegedly committing riot or other violent offences, with only five of them arrested for riot-related offences.

Besides escalating government censors to block words of the Hong Kong protests from reaching the public in mainland China, Chinese state media began misinterpreting the event in Hong Kong by fabricating news reports and telling lies to the audience.

In spite of the fact that tens of thousands of families turned out for protests against the CCP dictatorship, China Daily shamefully reports, “Parents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took to the streets on Sunday to urge US politicians to not interfere with the SAR’s extradition amendments and its internal affairs.”

The People’s Daily went on to pledge, “The manufactured radicalism that has brought people onto the streets is dividing Hong Kong society and damaging the city’s reputation for law and order. ”

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said yesterday, “Some foreign politicians and even certain governments have been fanning the flames with their remarks.”

“I’d like to reiterate that the Central Government strongly condemns the the violent behavior. We firmly support the police in lawfully punishing the perpetrators and safeguarding the rule of law and social order and security in Hong Kong. ” He added.

Days ago on Friday, Vice-Foreign Minister Le Yucheng urgently summoned a senior official from the embassy of the United States in China, urging Washington to stop interfering with the affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in any form.

Also on Friday, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news conference that China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to the US lawmakers’ reintroduction of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, urging them to give up “vain attempts” to create chaos in Hong Kong.

The act would “require the Secretary of State to issue an annual certification of Hong Kong’s autonomy to justify special treatment afforded to Hong Kong by the US Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992”, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said in a news release.

The CCP leadership is severely divided whether to send troops into Hong Kong. The vile CCP regime has always “reversed black and white”, “confused right and wrong”, said “deer is a horse”. At the same time, their internal fights never stop.

After President Xi Jinping just concluded a four-day tour to Central Asia where he received the Order of the Crown, Tajikistan’s highest decoration, from the Tajik president, Xi is going to meet another dictator Kim Jong Un this week. Xi is surely a busy dictator.

According to Xinhua, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, will pay a state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from June 20 to 21, at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

We can see that the CCP government has no other friends but similarly vicious dictatorships like Iran, Venezuela, Russia and North Korea. Even African countries are remote relatives whom they meet only at times of interest exchanges.

To many observers, the ruthless CCP leadership under President Xi Jinping is the most powerful in decades in Asia as they can seal up of the mouths of the continent who dare to criticize the network of internment camps in Xinjiang holding over one million Uighur Muslims.

In all places across China, citizens enjoy no political freedoms, no free press, restricted access to the internet and continuous surveillance. Those who insist on challenging the regime suffer terrible fates. Such a dictatorship should have long been brought to hell.

Chinese people with conscience would know the CCP leadership fears westerners, especially the United States that has stood up for human rights. They fear by losing control of Hong Kong, their money there won’t be safe and more of their crimes will be exposed. And the CCP regime is doomed.

Vice President Mike Pence was reportedly set to give a speech on June 4, the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, criticizing China’s human rights record. His remarks were tentatively rescheduled for June 24, just a few days before Osaka.

President Trump on Friday told Fox News that “it doesn’t matter” if President Xi Jinping meets with him at the G-20 summit in Osaka on the 28th of June. This is what the CCP leadership cares most.

Meanwhile, the concerns around Hong Kong would show little sign of abating in the following two weeks, as the 22nd anniversary of its 1997 handover from the British to the Chinese on July 1 looms.

But one thing is for sure, the political life of Carrie Lam is near its end.

By Winnie Troppie

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