Translator: Billwilliam; Reviewer: Wencheng
During an interview on the show “HK Letters,” Liang Zhaoji, President of the HK General Chamber of Commerce made the following comments. Many micro companies “completely froze” their operations. Companies that survived the pandemic were also affected by political conflicts. He said HK is no longer a place favorable for business. He claimed a poll by the Chamber of Commerce indicated its members wanted a stable business environment. He also wished Hongkongers could understand each other and protect the achievement by the predecessors. Finally, he emphasized the future belongs to today’s young people.
Firstly, Hongkong’s decline wasn’t caused by the Anti-Extradition Movement or the pandemic. Instead, it was the result of the CCP’s erosion of HK’s democracy and the CCP’s release of a biological weapon. The CCP used the pandemic as a pretext to implement restrictions that prevented the people from protesting the government’s wrongdoings. The CCP’s brutality destroyed Hongkong’s economic status.
Secondly, the HK government lost its autonomy and had to obey mainland China. There wasn’t an adequate relief program from small businesses.
Thirdly, the HK General Chamber of Commerce didn’t dare to comment on the CCP directly, since they had businesses with Communist China. HK’s future indeed belongs to its young people, whose protests won the world’s respect. The Hongkong deserving our protection doesn’t belong to the super-rich. It belongs to the common people.