Hong Kong protest a year ago
Last year there massive protests in Hong Kong over new laws which would essentially nullify the agreement between Britain and China when the territory changed hands. This legislation would create restrictions for citizens of Hong Kong and stifle criticism of the totalitarian regime. The protests were large and peaceful at the outset, and the Christian churches were actively involved in supporting the protestors. Eventually there were violent confrontations between Chinese troops brought in to quell the protests and the more militant protestors. An easy calm ensued.
Recently the totalitarian Chinese government (to say it is communist just isn't accurate) passed laws which were even more severe, leading to the departure from Hong Kong of a number of activists. Despite international condemnation, the legislation will go into effect in September. The US government, Canada, and other nations have ended agreements which were preferential to Hong Kong, which has annoyed Chinese leaders -- what did they expect? Britain has stated that they would welcome large numbers of Hong Kong citizens as residents because China has abrogated the agreement of 1997.
What about the voices of Christians in Hong Kong in response to what has transpired? Not every Christian group adopts the same stance, and the Anglican church has maintained close ties with the Chinese government in order to continue social justice work. But an article in Christianity Today offers this: