The CCP is moving with speed to take control of as much of the world as possible. Sadly, most of the politicians in the West are blind to this but the people of Hong Kong are not. They are paying a high price for fighting for the freedom we in the West seem to take for granted. How much longer will be able to be so blasé about what China is doing? Right now there are ‘Twelve local young fugitives detained in mainland China after being arrested while trying to flee to Taiwan have “selected lawyers” from a list approved by authorities across the border, Hong Kong’s security chief revealed on Saturday.Families for the 12, who are being held at a detention centre in Shenzhen’s Yantian district, had previously appointed their own counsel, and in a statement accused Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu of trying to force the Chinese-approved lawyers on them.
Lee’s comments were the first by a Hong Kong government official on the legal representation for the fugitives since they were captured at sea on August 23 by the Chinese coastguard. They have been detained on suspicion of crossing the border illegally.
In a televised interview aired on Saturday, Lee said all were in good health, even though no Hong Kong officials have visited them, something he said was because they had no right to do so.’https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3102232/hong-kong-detainees-held-mainland-china-selected-lawyers