Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained 下載

  • 2019年6月22日

  • The people of Hong Kong are protesting in record-breaking numbers. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQyxG... 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StW7o... If you want to get real nerdy you can read Hong Kong’s Basic Law (their mini Constitution) here: https://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basicl... You can also read the Sino-British Joint Declaration that defined Hong Kong when the British handed it back to China in 1997 here: http://www.gov.cn/english/2007-06/14/... And the extradition law introduced in Hong Kong that has sparked massive protests here: https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr18-19/engl... Here is a piece reported by the New York Times on the latest from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's leader: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/wo... Here are some additional resources regarding Hong Kong’s democracy and political make-up: https://sites.duke.edu/corporations/2... https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/demo... https://books.google.com/books?id=ZDu... And finally, you can also find our latest articles covering the most recent developments here: https://www.vox.com/2019/6/18/1868358... https://www.vox.com/world/2019/6/16/1... https://www.vox.com/world/2019/6/9/18... Thanks for watching! And let us know what you think of this video in the comments! Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H


  • Vox
    Vox 1年前

    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.

  • Anai L.C
    Anai L.C 11 个月前

    Seeing how small Hong Kong is to the rest of China gives me anxiety

  • vasudha
    vasudha 4 个月前

    “if the bill passes, that means hong kong has fallen.”

  • Ian Anony
    Ian Anony 6 个月前

    I hope the hong kong people retain their autonomy and democratic freedoms beyond 2047.

  • MrSpooks
    MrSpooks 2周前

    you know it’s bad when a Chinese city would rather go back to being a British colony

  • Moonjiii
    Moonjiii 4 个月前(修改过)

    So basically...

  • Bob BarkerIII
    Bob BarkerIII 7 个月前

    Once you live in a free society, you never want to live in an authoritarian state. Hence, Hong Kong people are protesting.

  • Daniel lol
    Daniel lol 5 个月前

    “It’s their future, it’s their Hong Kong, they have every right to fight it!” I CHEERED

  • Radimax
    Radimax 4 个月前

    Hong Kong : Liberate Hong Kong!

  • Homo sapiens
    Homo sapiens 4 个月前

    I almost cried...

  • Libby Malone
    Libby Malone 1年前(修改过)

    Makes me uneasy, knowing that this will be literal history that’s going to be in history books later on in the future, that our children will learn about.

  • Colin Roberts
    Colin Roberts 4 个月前

    TO ANY AMERICANS PLANNING ON VISITING PROTESTS: read up on what these protesters are doing to protect themselves

  • Nicholas Sandoval
    Nicholas Sandoval 4 个月前

    Who else is here now that the human rights revolution is happening in America

  • es gerenda
    es gerenda 4 个月前

    "...and it all started with a murder."

    DU_NUT_TUCH_ME 8 个月前


  • jackywong148
    jackywong148 4 个月前

    And now Minneapolis is having the same chaos. Messy world sigh...

  • Grix Tapz
    Grix Tapz 7 个月前

    This Is Literally Like The French Revolution But Modern

  • Rabi Barman
    Rabi Barman 3 个月前

    We Indians stand by Hongkong we love & respect u lets fight to gather

  • ᄀᄉ
    ᄀᄉ 1 个月前(修改过)

    South koreans will always stand by Hong kong. We love hong kong

  • Tyler Chavez
    Tyler Chavez 1年前

    Yet another example of young people fighting for their future while the ones who won't be here make the decisions