70 Years of CCP Rule: Beijing Celebrates While Hong Kong Burns

70 Years of CCP Rule: Beijing Celebrates While Hong Kong Burns

Today we hear from China expert Sean Lin on what happened in Beijing and Hong Kong on the Chinese Communist Party’s 70th anniversary of coming to power. After 70 years of rule, are the Hong Kong protests the beginning of the end for the CCP? Or does the increasing police brutality in Hong Kong signal another Tiananmen Square massacre for the pro-democracy protesters?

People run as police use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of black-clad protesters marched in central Hong Kong as part of multiple pro-democracy rallies Tuesday urging China’s Communist Party to “return power to the people” as the party celebrated its 70th year of rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)(Use courtesy SOH)