Re: Bejing is just the Federal government
@gandalfcn - "Not sure about most."
I'm pretty sure that it is most, based on the approximately 60% support for pan-democrat candidates in elections for years.
"Also, what did HMG do to protect HK? Not a lot really, yet it now seems very vocal. "
Yes, I think HMG could have spoken up a bit sooner and stronger against some of the earlier actions that cut very close to the Joint Declaration limits. However, that doesn't change what the people of HK want.
"many ethnic Chinese Guangdonghua speakers who just want to make enough money to live a reasonably comfortable life"
Yes, I think that would also be a majority of people in HK, overlapping to some extent with the majority who want what was promised, they are not mutually exclusive. There are many democrat supporters who travelled (pre-Covid) to the mainland for business.
Saying that India is bad as well doesn't make China any better.
"Lust look at AGW. The ORC is a world leader" - What? Is this some sort of bizarre Tolkien porn? OK, "Just" and "PRC", got it. Should we keep quiet about the conditions for factory workers when we are buying our new, environmentally-friendly shiny things?