There are massive political revolts in Hongkong since half a year ago. In the core of this revolt is the youth, fighting day by day against the police with militant methods and civil disobedience. But its also official, that the governement has lost the support of the population: in the last district local elections a huge majority supported the oppositional candidates from the protest and democracy camp. They had never before such a high outcome.
In late summer we met Au Loong Yu in Hongkong Mongkok. He is an independet left activist, who lives and works his livetime in Hongkong. We talked with him about the background of the Hongkong-Protest: How is the protest organized? What are the social and economic reasons? Is there a conflict of identities? What is the role of USA and in what way is the Ukraine-scenario dangerous?
00:10 Youth in revolt – where comes the anger?
10:53 Organization of the protest and leaderless movement
15:20 Joshua Wong is not the leader
17:56 Social and economic reasons of the revolt
23:00 How big is the influence of the USA?
25:42 Conflict of identities?
28:16 Ukraine as model?
38:50 Mainland tourism and investments
43:25 Political streams in the Hongkong Protest
48:45 What are the solutions?
55:00 Hopes and fears