You do realize that until very recently the Chinese living in Hong Kong were not communists at all?
That they were not even part of the People's Republic of China? They were, indeed, part of the British Empire. Because of that, justice was determined, in great part, on the basis of British jurisprudence. Well, ever since that handy colonial agreement came to an end and Hong Kong was 'reabsorbed' back in to the People's Republic of China, there have been efforts to realign the jurisprudence system in Hong Kong so that it works 'better' with the Chinese system of jurisprudence. Given the rather brutal and peremptory nature of Chinese jurisprudence (at least in relation to British justice), there is a considerable resistance to the intent of the Chinese government to revise their extradition laws so as to try the accused of Hong Kong in courts far from Hong Kong.
I can't say as I blame the people for rising up against measures of authoritarian suppression, especially one's rights to a fair trial.
Yet, you seem to treat it with some disdain, as though the hoi polloi were just restless for no good reason...just because they are recently freed commies. A 'my, the natives are restless tonight' attitude. As though the people have no business opposing tyranny.
Let me ask you this....Do you know what color mango is? Do you know what a gibbon is? Have you ever spent any time in a zoo monkey house? Our current president is naught but a mango shitgibbon, screaming at the audience and flinging his own feces at any and all. You know, there are a goodly number of non-USers on this board who understand the reference to the bad precedent in the Oval Office. And yet....you are having problems with it. Why do you think that is? Am I going to have to invest in an entirely new box of crayons...just for you?
I worry about the people of Hongkong. They want freedom and democracy. But the rulers just want to please the Chinese governement. Ah, the celebrations in 1997 in China when Hongkong was returned to China. "One country, two systems" seems rapidly growing into "One China, one system". Taiwan beware, will USA defend you when China decides to take over? Taiwan is a democracy, shunned by all b/c every country is afraid of China.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)