Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

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  • 22/06/2019 को प्रकाशित
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    Correction at 7:48: The protester says “They are not doing this for themselves, but for the future of Hong Kong.”
    Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that could send Hong Kong residents to mainland China to be tried in court. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the bill is meant to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for fugitives. But its opponents fear that Hong Kong would be exposed to China’s flawed judicial system, which would lead to further erasure of the city’s judicial independence.
    At first Lam was determined to move forward with the bill. But after a series of massive protests, she announced she would “indefinitely suspend” the bill. But protesters aren't accepting the suspension, and have started demanding its complete withdrawal. They've also begun calling for Lam’s resignation.
    But this rise in tensions is about a lot more than a bill. To understand why this bill hits a nerve with Hongkongers, it's important to understand Hong Kong’s relationship with China - and exactly how the bill would tip the scales in China’s favor.
    Watch this video to understand the news coming out of Hong Kong and the history that led up to this moment.
    For more context on Hong Kong’s history with China, you can watch one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here:
    And for even more context on Hong Kong’s history with Britain you can watch another one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here: inclips.net/video/StW7oGSR_Mg/वीडियो.html
    If you want to get real nerdy you can read Hong Kong’s Basic Law (their mini Constitution) here:
    You can also read the Sino-British Joint Declaration that defined Hong Kong when the British handed it back to China in 1997 here: www.gov.cn/english/2007-06/14/content_649468.htm
    And the extradition law introduced in Hong Kong that has sparked massive protests here:
    Here is a piece reported by the New York Times on the latest from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's leader:
    Here are some additional resources regarding Hong Kong’s democracy and political make-up:
    And finally, you can also find our latest articles covering the most recent developments here:
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  • Vox
    Vox  19 दिन पहले +820

    UPDATE: Protesters in Hong Kong forced their way into the legislature on July 1, taking over the building on the 22nd anniversary of the city-state’s handover from Britain to China. The occupation is likely a turning point in what have been relatively peaceful - and powerful - demonstrations. Read more: www.vox.com/world/2019/7/1/20677066/hong-kong-protests-legislative-council

    • Ziho Siu
      Ziho Siu दिन पहले

      war is PEACE, lies become the TRUTH now

    • L HK
      L HK 2 दिन पहले

      Maggie Lou politics

    • rwbrooklyn
      rwbrooklyn 2 दिन पहले

      They didn't explain why they fought a war. China lost the war to biggest drug dealer at that time. British export millions of ton of heroin to China. When China ban the heroin, British send their warship and soldier to force their port open. British are Pablo Escobar of modern time but with a country backing.

  • mh D
    mh D 2 घंटे पहले

    without china ,hk will be a city of chaos

  • L Steven
    L Steven 3 घंटे पहले


    EVELYNE ELIANA R. 3 घंटे पहले

    China encroaches every where. Even in my small country they are taking over😒😒😒

  • Werther's Original
    Werther's Original 4 घंटे पहले

    Wow, Vox, you must be torn...on one hand you love a good protest, but on the other hand, it's against Communism.

  • Sgt Boots
    Sgt Boots 5 घंटे पहले +4

    Okay, so because of the political conditions in Hong Kong this guy is getting away with murder. Politics by it's very nature is corrupt.

  • Alexis Pineda
    Alexis Pineda 9 घंटे पहले +2

    The now and future belongs to the young!!! Keep it Strong HK and never forget this: " Liberte, Egalite, Fratenite" And like Simon Bolivar once said, "When Tyranny when becomes the law, rebellion is a right"

  • Tee Khing Hua
    Tee Khing Hua 10 घंटे पहले

    We all live in 2019 while Hong Kong is in 2047.

  • Alex Chang
    Alex Chang 11 घंटे पहले

    In my opinion the "protesters" are terrorists paid by western agency. Trade war, disputes in South CHINA sea and now HK "protets". Same is Happening currently in IRAN. sad world... time that Asians wake up

  • Ex plorer
    Ex plorer 14 घंटे पहले

    Thank you, Vox for explaning.

  • alfred Jiang
    alfred Jiang 21 घंटे पहले +1


  • James L
    James L 22 घंटे पहले

    Meanwhile wiki leak founder (Asange) an Australian citizen unceremonially drag out in public for a disgrace show, full human right for him... no mercy hand over to UK & US overlord for mental and unspecified torture...
    His democratic government gives total approval, zero complaint
    Apparently Kidnapping legislature is legal in demoncractic libertarian
    However their colonial servant HK youths are showing their master strength in bitting off a police officer's finger and conquering shopping malls

  • Spunk
    Spunk 23 घंटे पहले

    Thanks god “nothing” happened

  • Proxy Mythical
    Proxy Mythical दिन पहले

    So they want a tiananmen part 2?

  • Si Filey
    Si Filey दिन पहले

    Western Colonial Oppressors planning the destruction of the Middle East, Africa and East Asia for the past 800 years.
    China singlehandedly increasing the East Asia economy and prosperity. By 2040 East Asia will dominate global trade by 60% overtaking Europe. And Evil Western Colonial Oppressors wants that destroyed with trade War.
    Western Post Colonial Oppression Still Exists. People all Over Still Suffer.
    Malcolm X - "How the White Man Taught You How To Hate Yourself And Your People"

  • Its Sinneh
    Its Sinneh दिन पहले +2

    USA:We need to stop China
    Taiwan:C O A L I T I O N

    USA: wut
    Taiwan and Japan:C O A L I T I O N
    USA: NO
    Taiwan,Japan, Hong Kong and Tibet:C O A L I T I O N
    Literally most of the world:C O A L I -

  • matt song
    matt song दिन पहले +2

    China is China,not Europe or

  • Its Sinneh
    Its Sinneh दिन पहले +4

    As a Scot who never got their independence I hope you do! ✊🏻🇭🇰

  • Lauren D
    Lauren D दिन पहले

    Only a few minutes in: why can't you charge someone for murder, even if they did it in another country? What kind of bizarre loophole is that? If someone travels to any country in the world and murders them, they should be tried in their home country no??

  • Shine Huang
    Shine Huang दिन पहले +1

    The base of two systems is one country.

  • Belang Chen
    Belang Chen दिन पहले


  • Ultimate Classic
    Ultimate Classic दिन पहले +1

    When the protesters took the council building, they had the chance to force the ceding of government into their hands. I fear not doing so will have serious consequences in their fight for autonomy.

  • Aying roy
    Aying roy दिन पहले +1


  • Ash lily
    Ash lily दिन पहले

    Ugh I just hate it when it happens to my home......

  • めっちゃわい可愛いくね!?
    めっちゃわい可愛いくね!? दिन पहले


  • 一日就一天
    一日就一天 दिन पहले


  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan दिन पहले

    Why Hollywood movies mostly One chines actor because chines market Hollywood leak chines 👢

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan दिन पहले

    Vox Also chines paid Actor 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan दिन पहले +1

    HONG kong people future chines slaves

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan दिन पहले

    HONG kong Next chines colony... 😂😂😂😂china destroyed HONG kong Democracy and freedom no one stop china today...

  • jwang604
    jwang604 दिन पहले +2

    Hong Kong should hold a referendum for independence.

  • LE XA
    LE XA दिन पहले

    Dont complains lah !! I'm so tired global registered sales or attribute protest. hk prospects dramatic,talk to much loyal subsidy contract.pro-indonesia legally program admitted KTKLN and taiwan net down company.

  • afkar ahamed
    afkar ahamed दिन पहले

    Support to Hong Kong but American try to separate Hong Kong because of trade war China told correct conclusions to that killer because that killer killed her in Taiwan so they are asking him to come for investigation

  • 李哈哈
    李哈哈 दिन पहले

    简洁点 不要扭曲事实!

  • Gen.salsalani Rubat
    Gen.salsalani Rubat दिन पहले

    i hope this will be going to Area 51

  • Benjamin Valerio
    Benjamin Valerio दिन पहले


  • Guan Qing
    Guan Qing दिन पहले +1

    I've heard l lot of the phrase `The power of people`, but I never heard of someone say to me `The wisdom of people`.

  • peterlhs18
    peterlhs18 दिन पहले +3

    The rest of the world are rooting for you Hong Kong . It's your home country and future

  • Koko Hekumatiaru
    Koko Hekumatiaru 2 दिन पहले

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

  • Gla Drut
    Gla Drut 2 दिन पहले

    To quote from US government "if you don't like it, you can leave."

    • Its Sinneh
      Its Sinneh दिन पहले

      Gla Drut no get the comment section now

  • sally smith
    sally smith 2 दिन पहले +2

    stay strong Hong Kong.

  • Ruzindana Jean -Marie
    Ruzindana Jean -Marie 2 दिन पहले +1

    "Dictators cannot survive for long without disarming the people and regimes like Belges , how to run away from it & escape been killed ?.....

  • RayHulala Hula
    RayHulala Hula 2 दिन पहले

    The Vox is consistently to blur the fact that HK is part of China. Vox also includes irrelevant pictures about China to try to mislead the audience. If the violence happened in HK would happen in any western country, I doubt if the US or UK law enforcement would be as constrained as HK ones.

  • 若清风雨水
    若清风雨水 2 दिन पहले

    2 young sometimes naive

  • Sakil Mahmood
    Sakil Mahmood 2 दिन पहले

    Make hong kong free from china

  • SS Gallagher
    SS Gallagher 2 दिन पहले

    Don’t thread on us.

  • 大大喜
    大大喜 2 दिन पहले


  • Vijay 1630
    Vijay 1630 2 दिन पहले

    Love and support Hong Kong from India. 🇮🇳🇭🇰

    • Vijay 1630
      Vijay 1630 2 दिन पहले

      @Jigsaw cough cough baluchistan

    • Jigsaw
      Jigsaw 2 दिन पहले

      Vijay 1630 cough cough KASHMIR

  • B C
    B C 2 दिन पहले

    Hong Kong needs to vote for its own president. Form a military and country. Or borrow military from the US to fight the mainland.

  • Maria Lai Alesova
    Maria Lai Alesova 2 दिन पहले +1

    Thank you for explaining me this 😁👍🙏

  • Wasdz
    Wasdz 2 दिन पहले +20

    what ever happened to the guy who murdered his girlfriend? if there's a winner in this story it's him. If he got away with it that is.

  • UR Daddy
    UR Daddy 2 दिन पहले +3

    Should have special order to arrest this Murder only !!! Or make a special order only for this murderer

  • Ng Sze Hon
    Ng Sze Hon 2 दिन पहले +2

    Some are hired by Americans to mess up Hong kong

  • Ng Sze Hon
    Ng Sze Hon 2 दिन पहले +2

    Some people are hired from America because China is winning against America make Hong Kong messy so China will be behind America

  • viking saxon
    viking saxon 2 दिन पहले +5

    // All Over The Former British Empire You Can Still Hear "Ahh When The British Where Here Our Lives Where Good." !!

  • Mount Gaming
    Mount Gaming 2 दिन पहले +46

    Everyone: Is Hong Kong part of China??
    China and UK: Well yes, but actually no

    • Fred C
      Fred C 2 घंटे पहले

      The video said "technically" yes. Lol, what does that mean? "You are technically your mother's son / daughter"? Then who are you, non-technically?

    • Lau Home
      Lau Home 4 घंटे पहले

      Mount Gaming yes, Hong Kong is part of China.

    • lavish pawar
      lavish pawar दिन पहले

      underrated comment 🤣🤣🤣

  • AMS93
    AMS93 2 दिन पहले

    This makes me angry... Why can't China accept the fact that they can't rule it all... HK has his own system, own language, own education etc. China sees HK as a big business to earn money. China only sees economical benefits. So sad... GO HK!!! Don't be silenced.

  • 说别人五毛的都是领民主经费的
    说别人五毛的都是领民主经费的 2 दिन पहले +1

    Keep being fool
    6.30 the Police support movement, where is it then?
    Thank god we Chinese playing the game of politics with dozens of fools

  • Danzel Tifa Grey
    Danzel Tifa Grey 2 दिन पहले +2

    be strong Hongkong we're on your side always

  • Raymond
    Raymond 3 दिन पहले

    But Hong Kong people....are from china. Is written in the history. Hong Kong people are Chinese even if you don't like being called Chinese...your Chinese, is a fact.

    • M N F
      M N F 2 दिन पहले

      During those 99 years, they were technically members of the British empire. All the behavior and customs adapted by them. So even though they're from Chinese roots, they're more British deep down.

  • 30611 L
    30611 L 3 दिन पहले


  • san ran
    san ran 3 दिन पहले +4

    Why didn't you fight before 1997? You are just slaves of your GB master,lol

  • KE KE
    KE KE 3 दिन पहले

    Tell you a short joke- young people of HK

  • Salman Haider
    Salman Haider 3 दिन पहले

    yeah again Britain !!

  • Paz Walker
    Paz Walker 3 दिन पहले

    Hong kong should be next Singapore.

    • rwbrooklyn
      rwbrooklyn 2 दिन पहले

      Doubt they could, Singapore is very orderly and discipline, they are willing give up some freedom for their democracy. HK people don't want to give up anything. Their version of freedom don't exist anywhere.

  • zhuoyang zou
    zhuoyang zou 3 दिन पहले +1

    such students are so easy to be impact, 70% of them even know nothing about the new law.

  • Qiao Hong
    Qiao Hong 3 दिन पहले

    Why everybody want to demonize China?Who said the democracy is the only right way? Have you people ever lived in China? I do, and I trust China's legal system. People's Republic of China does have some shortcomings but which country does not? I have a pretty good life in China and I think I got enough freedom in my life. Chinese government is not the evil that you think.

  • Gouzai Shi
    Gouzai Shi 3 दिन पहले +2

    dont let the protestor feel so arrogant

  • Chin gu Yummie's Channel
    Chin gu Yummie's Channel 3 दिन पहले +1

    Is this hapening there ohhh my goshhh...

  • abdeenn3
    abdeenn3 3 दिन पहले

    Bunches of loser who are against anything about China but worship the Old Colonial Master.
    Let see what the future will bring.
    Hong Kong, you are declining by day, by month and by year.

  • Harvey An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Royce
    Harvey An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Royce 3 दिन पहले +3

    HK has fallen due to China not honouring the agreement. 6:07 Thats all the video needed to say. It's over.

  • 二木
    二木 3 दिन पहले


  • papasult y
    papasult y 3 दिन पहले +5

    *Britain is so proud of you*

  • Alex H Yong
    Alex H Yong 4 दिन पहले

    the last half minute puts me on the edge of tears

  • zhang ge
    zhang ge 4 दिन पहले +4


  • 龙丹丹
    龙丹丹 4 दिन पहले +5

    why do not introduce us more about the bill itself?that matters most because we need to make it clear whether central government obey the agreement and whether exceed its power.we must figure out what the fact is then we can make judgements.

  • Muslim Furry
    Muslim Furry 4 दिन पहले

    Who come here because of no idea animation video

  • ou l
    ou l 4 दिन पहले +1

    Let these violence go to us and UK, haha

  • Just Clowning
    Just Clowning 4 दिन पहले +2

    Good luck Hong Kong ......
    🇺🇸 hopes you succeed!

  • Arsbek Bek
    Arsbek Bek 4 दिन पहले +1

    now i know that the true ruler of the world not USA nether USSR. it was and still UK. Named GREAT britain by itself with a old grandma QUEEN. and English language thats why spread woldwide instead of USSRs russians. they destroyed USSR internal trough traitors Gorbachev and Yeltcin. the small Island colonized huge lands. thats interesting.

    • Magister vulpes
      Magister vulpes 2 दिन पहले

      Yeah no. You've confused a few things, well actually a lot of things really. Firstly, if you're talking about the history of the English language then the superpower of the world would be North western Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands as Old English originated as a dialect introduced by the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes as they invaded Britain in the 5th century.
      The language since then has changed massively in comparrison to its origins to the point where the two are basically entirely different languages due to the influence of a multitude of different cultures. However, seeing as how your point was that England is a super power because it's the origin of the English language and that's spoken everywhere I have to say outright that no. No it isn't.
      Secondly, the reason why English is spoken in so many places has less to do with England's influence over the last century and more to do with the US' influence which is indisputable. Turns out that when a country takes on the status of a global superpower, it becomes beneficial for business leaders, diplomats, scientists and most other professions to speak the same language. Who knew right? Pretty sure that the western world will be pushed to adapt to learning Mandarin in the upcoming years if they don't decide to side with the US against China.
      Thirdly, the monarch has comparatively little power in England beyond symbolism. Whilst they do have the right to veto legislature, it's a right which hasn't been actually acted upon in the last 300 years. The governor general in Australia is a bit more complicated than that though no Englishman has held the position in the last 50ish years and whilst the powers have been exercised (see Gough Witlam along with the Victorian Controversy on two pieces of legislature never gaining royal assent), it is both rare and heavily discouraged.
      Fourthly, the USSR rose to where it was thanks to heavy trading with the western world, not in spite of it. Historically speaking, around half of the nation's industry by 1900 were foreign owned rather than locally owned. The rapid shift of the economy however caused a lot of problems as the cities weren't equipped to handle the shift in conditions. Claiming that the reason why English is spoken worldwide rather than Russian is because of Britain thereby is ridiculous and absurd.
      Fifthly... Wait, are you really going to blame the fall of the USSR on Britain? I'm sorry but no. If you can't find the food to feed yourselves, let alone provide basic neccessities for life which within the USSR much of Russia could not do, then the leading structure is going to collapse because it's not working. This was a consistent theme across the entirety of the USSR's existence. It happened to the Tsars, it happened again to the USSR.

  • terry green
    terry green 4 दिन पहले +17

    I just don't think their protest is as rightful as they say. Cause I know that Hongkong people travel a lot to mainland. The visit count is 10 times of their 7 million population. So if they feel constrained or unsafe in mainland and do not trust their legal system, they should not go there. From my perspective, China has many extradition treaties with other countries, and Hongkong is basically a province of China. If sending a criminal to mainland is wrong and can not passed by this "province". Then it only proves one thing (TOO MUCH FREEDOM).The protester want to get more freedom, but instead, they proved that mainland gave them too much freedom.

  • Chi Pang Cheung
    Chi Pang Cheung 4 दिन पहले

    Please support Hong Kong

  • Tianyang Guo
    Tianyang Guo 4 दिन पहले


  • zhengyu lu
    zhengyu lu 4 दिन पहले

    The Chinese govenment give HK 50 years... to get used of China's rule, becoming more similar to other part of China, not opposite.
    my question is, even if HK now suceed, becoming more unique, what will you do in 2047? will you ready to change everything in one night?

    • zhengyu lu
      zhengyu lu 4 दिन पहले

      @Chris Todorovski at that time, China leader even not think about catch up, they really want to learn from HK, and believe 50 years later, China will become more similar to HK. but situation changes fast, HK nolonger teacher but a trouble to the Chinese Gov. Even Deng Xiaoping didn't expect this.

    • Chris Todorovski
      Chris Todorovski 4 दिन पहले

      the original purpose of the 50 years was to let china catch up to hong kong.

  • Kayley Tse
    Kayley Tse 4 दिन पहले +7

    I love ur channel but I live in hk and the protesters are being very violent and rude u should look at the recent protest carefully they are being violent even when the law is cancelled

    • M. Woller
      M. Woller 2 दिन पहले

      There is a lot of organiced criminals behind it, who want to keep Hong Kong as a save haven. Especially all these big triad groups. The biggest one got over 50.000 members alone.

  • Little G Lin
    Little G Lin 4 दिन पहले

    Behind the scene is not the video surface, the author just chooses the negative side.

  • Linsheng Chiang
    Linsheng Chiang 4 दिन पहले


    • 山色知残雨墙阴觉暮天
      山色知残雨墙阴觉暮天 4 दिन पहले +1


  • Sophia Robinson
    Sophia Robinson 4 दिन पहले

    🇺🇸I think the objection to the Sending-in Regulation is just the beginning. Their ultimate aim is to make Hong Kong independent.

  • Dustin Patrick Peters
    Dustin Patrick Peters 4 दिन पहले

    To all Hong Kongers, get out of Hong Kong while you r not completely controlled by China

    • Dustin Patrick Peters
      Dustin Patrick Peters 4 दिन पहले

      I mean in the year 2047 that China may take total control over Hong Kong

    • Slembe Man
      Slembe Man 4 दिन पहले

      Go where then? HK is their home

  • MCPEreports
    MCPEreports 4 दिन पहले +6


    • 暴徒民主独裁者
      暴徒民主独裁者 दिन पहले

      Who's DEMOCRACY(USA)? China got a lot of DEMOCRACY(Weapon of mass destruction) already! China is not Iraq.

  • fuck your comments
    fuck your comments 4 दिन पहले +3

    Lol 80%of Hong Kong economy depends on China. If China was really as bad as they make it sound. Hong Kong will be a third world country by now

  • Lin Linus
    Lin Linus 4 दिन पहले +1

    Hongkong has nothing to fear but fear itself.

  • Spartacus Roma
    Spartacus Roma 4 दिन पहले

    Of course China won’t wait, just look at them buildings islands in international waters...

  • Brandon Sambrano
    Brandon Sambrano 4 दिन पहले +4

    I wonder how that one guy feels for starting all this

    • Chris Todorovski
      Chris Todorovski 4 दिन पहले

      @Fan Yang because of the hong kong government's negligence. there are other ways to solve that problem.

    • Fan Yang
      Fan Yang 4 दिन पहले

      Brandon Sambrano I guess he feels happy since he won’t be brought back to Taiwan facing a death penalty.

  • ssttd
    ssttd 4 दिन पहले +3

    A place that was never democratic before 1997 is talking about going back to before 1997 and pursuing democracy. In a planet where everyone is chasing independence, there are people who want to go back to former colonies. Use your violence of Hongkong protestors, let the world see what you did. We are all happy you doing that way.

  • W W
    W W 5 दिन पहले +2

    British took Hong Kong island and Kowloon and leased the New Territories. To say British leased Hong Kong is incorrect.

    • J F Woods
      J F Woods 4 दिन पहले

      Yes, quite correct and good of you to post it!

  • king rooo
    king rooo 5 दिन पहले

    it's a good time for u gives to join uk

  • xot98
    xot98 5 दिन पहले

    2:39...ceding Hong Kong for a period of 99 years... *sigh* does she even know what she is saying? Hard to watch past this ignorance. Part of Hong Kong was ceded (given *forever*) and part was leased for 99 years.

    • xot98
      xot98 3 दिन पहले

      @zhengyu lu I was talking about the English definition of cede.

    • zhengyu lu
      zhengyu lu 4 दिन पहले

      Hi you are so naive... after WWII UK was falling, have no power to keep the Colony. Let UK leave while 99 year ends was a deal, China Maintain a decent face of UK, and UK make no trouble, pass the HK smoothly. if UK ask some part forever... China will kick them out by force.

  • Malcom X
    Malcom X 5 दिन पहले

    Always Remember America and Britan like to Divide and Rule...Their democracy means weak and corrupt govt...Never get Influence by them.

  • Beloved Bee
    Beloved Bee 5 दिन पहले +1

    Now i understand. Thank you. I hope they win their fight.. If not its time for them to move.