Text: Hong Kong – hopefully no second Tian’anmen massacre
Inspired by an interview that Gabor Steingart conducted with the photojournalist Paul Ronzheimer on 19.11.19 in Hong Kong, I now write this text. One should, if one writes, try to write with a cool head, but I hardly succeed with this topic; I knit these lines with a hot needle. Why? The situation in Hong Kong is acute and resembles a powder keg and there are many fire devils on the ground. Ronzheimer reports about military in civilian, the erected barricades of students remove – still in civilian – and it is reported about the use of live ammunition by the police. We still know China, a military contingent and protesting students from the time of the Tian’anmen massacre and that was just 30 years ago on 3 and 4 July 1989. Even then the military was involved and crushed the protests extremely brutally and bloody – in Hong Kong 2019, thank God, this is not yet the case. But when the military are working in civilian on the ground, you can add up one and one… The then CCP leadership showed its true face to the world public and gave the order to suppress the protests by force. Especially from this experience with the past I hope very much that the world public described so just now does not also watch quietly like at that time and leaves free room for manoeuvre to the CCP leadership drooling for blood. Actually it would be exactly now time that the world stands up and stands up peacefully against China and shows that a second Tian’anmen massacre will not be tolerated. Now would be the time to put pressure on China to break off relations and send out clear signals. The Western world has more power and influence over China than normal human beings can imagine. The big tiger has even extreme economic problems that are growing fast, bubbles that will soon burst. It would also be time to freeze all funds, Germany pays development aid to China – put on ice immediately. Perhaps that is the language that this KP leadership understands – because it’s about people, it’s about human rights, it’s about freedom.