This is the beginning of the end of Hong Kong | Claudia Mo

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The ‘one country, two systems’ principle and the Sino-British Joint Declaration are now completely shattered and irrelevant

The Chinese government’s decision to bar two elected lawmakers from taking up their seats marks the beginning of the end of Hong Kong.

Samuel Johnson once said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. And today China has said that in Hong Kong, patriotism is so vital that it trumps freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of thought, which are all now completely irrelevant.

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