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The lost innocence of Hong Kong children

Dealing with the Covid pandemic is one thing, but compounding life's diffculties in Hong Kong for many children are a number of political tensions: parents and sibliings who may not agree with one another, trying to understand current events in the media, and making sense of an apparently hostile government.

One letter published in Apple Daily recently caught our attention. It was written by a child and addressed to Jimmy Lai, who is currently incarcerated without bail and awaiting a hearing on charges imposed under the draconian National Security Law.

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To respectable Mr Lai:

How do you do?

I am a primary six student who reads news daily. My mom and dad get angry at the government every day. Though I don’t know you, I believe we will meet one day for sure, because good people are rewarded. You are going to be fine. Despite all the people giving up Hong Kong, I will assuredly stand guard over this place. I thank you for putting your heart and soul into reporting the truth! But I don’t understand why the government is so bad to us. We haven’t done bad things, have we? In any event, they will get the taste of their own medicine.

Wish you safe and well.

(Sorry for my untidy handwriting!)

A little girl in yellow dress who loves Hong Kong forever

December 11

A few other relevant news items:

Hong Kong to Prosecute Media Mogul Jimmy Lai, Organizers Over Tiananmen Vigil

-Radio Free Asia

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong tycoon found not guilty in intimidation trial

-BBC News

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

-CNN Business

Please check out our other blogs concerning Mr Lai and CCP's National Security Law being enforced in Hong Kong:

The Jimmy: shackles of conscience become reality

Jimmy Lai named religious prisoner of conscience by US federal commission

'Justice' is meaningless under CCP Security orders

Alert to a Security Breach

When injustice becomes law: importance of the rule OF law (part 1)

The developing police state in Hong Kong

Mandates of the UN special rapporteurs on HK's National Security Law of 1 September 2020

Beijing’s Hong Kong takeover is a masterclass in creating fear

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