Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

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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 watch Episode 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: eswomen.com/id/v%C3%ADdeo-StW7oGSR_Mg.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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UPDATE 8/22/19: Last weekend saw the largest peaceful march in Hong Kong since the start of the protests. Organizers say roughly 1.7 million people marched on the streets of Hong Kong. Vox's daily podcast, Today, Explained, breaks down the situation and its most recent developments: 👉 Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3pXx5SXzXwJxnf4A5pWN2A 👉 Listen on Apple Podcasts: applepodcasts.com/todayexplained 👉 Listen on Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/today-explained/e/63398553
Jowella Calixtro
Jowella Calixtro Hace un día
We are going to HK this coming October 18, 2019. I'm worried.
Mark NightWolf
Mark NightWolf Hace un día
@Sharon Tate go blow xi
Mark NightWolf
Mark NightWolf Hace un día
More like 3 million
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler Hace un día
Ahhh the smel of 1929
Gabriel P
Gabriel P Hace 31 un minuto
Hong Kong just wants exclusivity from the mainland, even though their legislation is from China. Why are they so worked up about it.
vanco19 Hace 2 horas
this news is not true,i from macao
Lucynthia Ritonia
Lucynthia Ritonia Hace 2 horas
What a deplorable man, to take his pregnant girlfriend to another country, under the guise of a vacation, just to murder her and his unborn child. Makes me sick.
Mo W
Mo W Hace 3 horas
Poor HongKong. So sad won’t be able to go for a long time before it’s restored. people from HK,Please, u can protest, u can chant, fight for your rights or whatever. But stop destroying the city. Your city! your HOME!
Nem Gam Boi
Nem Gam Boi Hace 5 horas
hong kong is china
German Ortiz
German Ortiz Hace 6 horas
Rule Britain 🇬🇧
Kajus Kajus
Kajus Kajus Hace 7 horas
Am see in Lithuania tv channel tv3 news am see this
The Progressive
The Progressive Hace 10 horas
so what happened with the murder case?
Nick Tao
Nick Tao Hace 10 horas
中共真是惨 中国媒体毫无话语权 毫无影响力 所以才被国际舆论吊打
Nick Tao
Nick Tao Hace 10 horas
基本法解释权不在你们....基本法规定的普选是什么搞清楚没。香港只是中国的一个行政区,怎么可能让反共人士占议会多数? 闲得蛋疼
Shakeel Cullis
Shakeel Cullis Hace 12 horas
British Colonialism creating the mess it always does.
Tommy BRO
Tommy BRO Hace 13 horas
It's like french revolution all over again but in this time it's communism.
Always_nooby roblox
Always_nooby roblox Hace 14 horas
*F r e e* *H o n g* *K o n g*
Bea nos.
Bea nos. Hace 14 horas
The guy that killed his GF must have been like: *“i’m gonna murder my girlfriend, what will go wrong?”*
P3drix_PT Hace 15 horas
We are whith you,free Hong Kong.. FK Blizzard,and China.
张艺航 Hace 15 horas
This, is the world we live in, with democracy and .........
Eugen Barbula
Eugen Barbula Hace 17 horas
Woijna you say?
Eugen Barbula
Eugen Barbula Hace 17 horas
But we are still at the beginning of our real drilling, at an more and more accelerating speed, while we are at breeding and synthezinig a whole army of our Hulks.
mavey cleofas
mavey cleofas Hace 17 horas
Youve been fooled by china 😢
BBD Design
BBD Design Hace 18 horas
These "protesters" couldn't be successful in HK even in the most ideal conditions anyways. They were frustrated way before this and China just gives them an excuse to think they are relevant. They literally have nothing to lose.
Min-Sung Ko
Min-Sung Ko Hace 18 horas
Just give them pepsi... *dead memes Ik.*
Max Lu
Max Lu Hace 18 horas
Best place to money launder is Hong Kong. One of the biggest differences in wealth is Hong Kong. Their maids are literally slaves. The LAWYERS are protesting. What does this all mean? THE RICH DONT WANT TO END IN JAIL CAUSE THEY ARE CRIMINALS. This doesn’t help the average person, but guess who’s doing all the protesting?
AQUAVIDZ Hace 19 horas
Free my dawg RKELLY
Joebuzz177 Hace 20 horas
Basically China is that Person on Twitter that doesn’t know got to take a joke, And Blocks you. Companies does anything to please the Chinese government. As it will restrict them. And that mean no money. And companies only care about that, After all, how will you pay Your thousands of employees and run the buildings and the employees Tools?
Mistah AC
Mistah AC Hace 22 horas
I take no sides on this matter but it's interesting because it's like having strict parents. Once you've tasted freedom, of course, you won't want to go back. But at the same time, they're still your parents...
Tdaz_22 Hace 23 horas
If I was china, I would buy a nuclear bomb from the US and drop it on Hong kong
Milly dingdingding
Milly dingdingding Hace 23 horas
Maybe u can interview some other hongkongers, just be *fair*
Milly dingdingding
Milly dingdingding Hace 5 horas
@hijiri yuzumaku oops, my bad
hijiri yuzumaku
hijiri yuzumaku Hace 5 horas
trublgrl Hace 23 horas
Of course you can extradite suspects to countries you have no extradition treaties with, extradition can be done on a case by case basis. You just won't have a standard set of extradition policies that both sides adhere to. Extradition on a case by case basis is the reason for Julian Assange's weird journey across the world. As one government caves and offers to extradite him, he has had to move to other countries to stay free. If no treaty meant no extradition, then he could have stayed in any country with no Extradition treaty with the US forever.
The Watcher 2.0
The Watcher 2.0 Hace un día
Let’s us band together united to fight a major treat to the world which is China
pathanos BR
pathanos BR Hace un día
Fiquei extremamente triste a notícia mais recente sobre a censura da blizzard ao campeão de headstone, mas desejo muito sorte é força a hong Kong:D
Yoshi Boo
Yoshi Boo Hace un día
It's scary to think that in 2047, there will no longer be a free HK
Zachery DeLaCruz
Zachery DeLaCruz Hace un día
watching this in class gang wyaaaa
Young Oddo
Young Oddo Hace un día
✊🏼Power to the people the whole world is watching the whole world is watching
Yishan Li
Yishan Li Hace un día
08:32 有冇了解过自己有过什么权利呢,真是看似有理实无厘头
金老師 Hace un día
Congratulations!........ You destroy your future and your children's.
Logan Cutora
Logan Cutora Hace un día
i hope that sun tzu is still alive to support this protest on hong kong and i hope he'll ashamed ji xingpi from what his doing.
Women Leech
Women Leech Hace un día
@Logan Cutora honestly, violence seems to me to be the only way of keeping such freedom.
Logan Cutora
Logan Cutora Hace un día
well if the government nver changes it well the only choice to protestors is to march to beijing with peace or violence.
Women Leech
Women Leech Hace un día
@Logan Cutora hmm, yes... It's hard to see how Hong Kong's democracy can gain enough power alone... I wonder if it is possible for Hong Kong to remain democratic...
Logan Cutora
Logan Cutora Hace un día
it's okay women leec concur h and i hope the china would change their governmnt into democracy.
Women Leech
Women Leech Hace un día
@Logan Cutora oh, sorry. I imagine he would.
Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis Hace un día
Hong Kong protesters fight against policies that people at Vox would like to have implemented in the US.
That Guy
That Guy Hace un día
Hey everybody I’m Chinese!
李海英 Hace un día
BISS EU Hace un día
In fact, it is not a protest, as the video said, but simply an act of violence
Spoofy Tofuwu
Spoofy Tofuwu Hace un día
all because one guy couldn't pull out
TEX Hace un día
WWIII could be right around the corner. I can see China and the US warring as soon as we decide to intervene in Hong Kong. Pay attention to what is going on because this is going to be very important history.
TEX Hace 23 horas
Neha yeah but if Tiananmen Square massacre 2 electric boogaloo happens then the United States will not let it go at this point in the protests and US involvement
Neha Hace 23 horas
TEX Strategically, the US won’t go to war with China, one of its largest trading partners, over the fate of Hong Kong. It’s just not reasonable.
Shawn Woodard
Shawn Woodard Hace un día
In America let’s stop the racial and ethnic disparities, let’s stop police brutality, let’s stop gentrification, let’s stop the inequality in education far before we look east.
Shawn Woodard
Shawn Woodard Hace un día
In America we have our own injustices let’s not judge them and fix our society first.
Midnight Ninja
Midnight Ninja Hace un día
But what is the plan on allowing their people to take trips to do murders and return with no legal way to put them in prison?
Rat King
Rat King Hace un día
Just make the hongers independent already.
Mark NightWolf
Mark NightWolf Hace un día
China has violated the contract therefore there are no more terms free Hong Kong and Tibet, reconsider member Tiwan
穿豹纹的冰麋鹿 Hace un día
JasonVSJason2017 Hace un día
I really wanted to learn about this issue but since Vox makes so much garbage I cannot trust anything they say.
Master Shifu
Master Shifu Hace un día
Hong Kong: Oh 13 colonies, teach me the ways 13 colonies: No, I don’t think I will Also 13 colonies: Anyways so I start blasting
jack spicer yeaah
jack spicer yeaah Hace un día
Protests? I see only riots. Long live Mao!
L318BLACKSHEEP Hace un día
umm yeah... LeDumb should've never spoken about this. BIG MISTAKE
Stick Man
Stick Man Hace un día
Well we know where LeBron James and the NBA stands on this. I support Free Hong Kong, but I'm afraid that spineless US corporations will only sell them out. Protest NBA every day from now on to keep this in the news. The world should be listening to these protesters.
Louie LIU
Louie LIU Hace un día
I am just woundering that why there are no videos that protestors destroyed buildings and properties in Hong Kong
Yuxuan Chen
Yuxuan Chen Hace un día
Typical western media.
Kevin Stovall
Kevin Stovall Hace un día
I am with pro democracy honestly can we switched these people out for antifa
Nathan T
Nathan T Hace un día
What rights?! I am furious
Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham Hace un día
So it all goes back to Britain, because of course it does.
Kevan Fang
Kevan Fang Hace un día
James Straus
James Straus Hace un día
Britain should help hk
The Idiot
The Idiot Hace 2 días
World peace is far away
The BLACK LOCK PicKer Hace 2 días
This will be in my daughters kids history book and granddad seen it all... from a safe distance of course
free god
free god Hace 2 días
Free Kong hong
마을집게 Hace 2 días
Lîbbÿ Malone
Lîbbÿ Malone Hace 2 días
We’re witnessing literal history that’s going to be in history books later on in the future, that our children will learn about.
Ali Milbry
Ali Milbry Hace 2 días
I am a 8th Grade World History and i am currently teaching about the events leading up to this moment to my kids; with the intention of having a few debates
Agumualius Pumm
Agumualius Pumm Hace 7 horas
Ali Milbry I hope you include all the hypocrisy in US geo-politics, Hong Kong’s racist identity, and post-socialist China 101
Dreamingbig Hace 2 días
I wonder how many NBA players saw this video
xikai cao
xikai cao Hace 2 días
Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, Hong Kong people are Chinese, people who want to split the country, it's autumn
Benis Hace 2 días
Vox made some thing that didn't make me wanna blow my brains out... "Somethings wrong here...I can feel it..."
斜日未能度 Hace 13 horas
You are right.
CP Yang
CP Yang Hace 2 días
Come on, the bill is no longer the issue, why still trashing your own city! These so called protesters are destroying HK!
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