Legal Bases for Independence of Hong Kong

Sharing the stage with Beijing regime at the so-called "Sovereignty Transfer Ceremony", London yielded to Chinese hegemony. more  more  more

Hong Kong's civilization began in the Paleolithic era ranging from 35,000 years to 39,000 years ago more.  During the past 2,000 years, imperial regimes in the North thought that Hong Kong was just a piece of barren rock left to a few fishermen. The only event of note was that the last emperor of Song dynasty jumped off a cliff in Kowloon to his death when cornered by the Mongolian hordes, and this is just an unverified legend.

On its defeat in the first Opium War (1840-1842), China's Qing Dynasty signed the Nanking Treaty and the Peking Treaty with Britain to permanently cede Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula to Britain respectively. In 1898, Britain and Qing Dynasty entered into the Convention between Great Britain and Great Qing Empire Regarding an Extension of Hong Kong Territory under which Britain leased the New Territories from China for 99 years. At that point, the frontier of Hong Kong was defined. Under British rule (1842-1997), we Chinese people in Hong Kong always enjoyed relatively more freedom and civil liberty than our Chinese counterparts in Mainland China did, and thus Hong Kong protected and preserved Chinese civilization better than Mainland China did.

In 1911, Qing Dynasty was replaced by the Republic of China whose first leader was Sun Yat-sen. In 1927, Sun Yat-sen's successor Chiang Kai-shek defeated other warlords and unified the Republic of China more  more. Neither Sun nor Chiang contested the Nanking Treaty and Peking Treaty, and they had never tried to claim sovereignty over Hong Kong.

Sun Yat-sen, Republic of China's "nation's father". more  more

Chiang Kai-shek, Sun's belligerent successor.

In 1941, Japanese army started to occupy Hong Kong, and in consequence British colonial rule over Hong Kong came to a halt.more China did everything it could to sabotage Hong Kong's prosperity during three years and eight months' Japanese occupation of Hong Kong to make life miserable in Hong Kong. As soon as the Second World War ended in 1945, Britain dispatched its troops to take over Hong Kong to make Hong Kong a British colony again.

Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945 did not bring peace to China; instead, it ushered in a full-scale civil war between Chinese communists and the corrupt Kuomintang Chiang Kai-shek's regime. By mid-1949, Chinese communist army had defeated Chiang Kai-shek's troops which then kept fleeing to Taiwan. In October 1949 the People's Republic of China was established more, and then a lot of Chinese political refugees arrived in Hong Kong - most of them settled in Hong Kong. In 1960, the United Nations ruled that it should temporarily take over all colonies worldwide, of which some should then be governed by United Nations-mandated countries, and subsequently hold referendums in the former colonies to determine their political future. As a colony, Hong Kong shall have the right to hold a referendum to determine its political future pursuant to the aforesaid ruling given by the United Nations.

During the following three decades, most colonies in the world held referendums to determine whether they should become independent or self-ruled. As a result, in Asia and Africa almost a hundred colonies were turned into sovereign states, though some colonies like Gibraltar chose to continue to be a British colony.

Hong Kong is the only colony totally deprived of such a right [to claim independence] and thereby sold out by Britain and China! The People's Republic of China, the most shameless country on earth, removed Hong Kong and Macau from a list of United Nations-recognized colonies immediately after its accession to the United Nations in 1971 and pushed the United Nations to recognize that both Hong Kong and Macau should belong to China, paving the way for its annexing Hong Kong and Macau.

Mao Zedong, the tyrant of the communist China from 1949 to 1976, was determined to take a capitalistic Hong Kong back at a 'suitable' time. more

In the 1980s, paying no respect to the Nanking Treaty and the Peking Treaty, China's leader Deng Xiaoping not only forced Britain to 'hand over' Hong Kong in 1997 but also denied Hong Kong the right to hold a referendum on self-determination. Incompetent and scared, London surrendered Hong Kong to China, making Hong Kong people an orphan in the international community.

Margaret Thatcher, the then British prime minister negotiating with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping over the pro-1997 Hong Kong's status, initially argued that the two treaties shall be effective and enforced, and she suggested that London own Hong Kong whereas Beijing govern Hong Kong after 1997. more

Deng Xiaoping promised to implement a "One Country, Two Systems" policy in Hong Kong after the Chinese takeover in 1997. more

For the above-mentioned reasons, Hong Kong was engulfed by China in 1997. Is it fair and moral for a would-be country like Hong Kong to be deprived of the legal right of self-determination by Britain and ChinaĦH Why Hong Kong cannot gain independence and become a sovereign state when other colonies can? As a citizen of a would-be country like Hong Kong, do you feel indignation at such gross injustice, rightĦH

Regardless of Beijing's objection, Chris Patten, the last Hong Kong governor, introduced into Hong Kong universal suffrage which was discarded by Beijing immediately after the 1997 Handover. more

Jiang Zemin is the greatest beneficiary of Deng's notorious endeavors, i.e. June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 and Hong Kong's Handover in 1997, and the biggest seller of China's territory. more  more

Starting from 1 July 1997 the day China annexed Hong Kong, it is becoming clearer to Hong Kongers that China, Hong Kong's suzerain, treats Hong Kong as its colony and refuses to allow Hong Kongers to enjoy democracy, thus undermining Hong Kongers' capacity for autonomy. Are you willing to let an autocratic regime ruin the homeland where you were born and bredĦHHaving expected too much of China previously, Hong Kongers are now wakened to the need for self-determination.

In 2005 tyrant Hu Jintao, who cruelly suppressed the March 1989 Tibetan uprising more  more, denied Hong Kong the right of universal suffrage.

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, a princeling, is now the master of Hong Kong.

Hong Kongers, you have to awake! It is only we Hong Kongers who are determined and able to govern Hong Kong. This is the obligation designated to Hong Kongers, and it is Hong Kongers' right. Build our own country and be the master to ourselves. We shall protect our rights. We just can't stand being bullied by the Chinese communist regime! Stand up to the barbarian Chinese communist regime! Rely on others no more! Hong Kong is exactly our dreams and our root. Let's jointly strive to build a nice country for more than seven million of Hong Kong citizens. Let's build an ideal country for our offspring.

Hong Kong is our home and our country, thus we have to build the Republic of Hong Kong.