On the same night as former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying criticized Hong Kong students for “lacking family discipline,” a mob of individuals with white T-shirts armed with sticks and metal bars attacked protesters at the Yuen Long train station. Forty-five people were injured including journalists and lawmakers. Yuen Long legislative council member Zachary Wong Wai-yin obtained information that these men were gangsters from Yuen Long and Tuen Mun. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam avoided reporters’ questions about partnership between officials, police, and the mafia.
Right before the Yuen Long mob attacks, 430,000 Hong Kongers marched again on July 21, asking for accountability in who gave the order for the police to use tear gas and rubber bullets on protestors on June 12—a first in Hong Kong since it was handed back to China—and who made the decision to label the June 12 protest as a “riot.”
Protesters asked for investigation and targeted Han Zheng, Politburo Standing Committee member and head of the Central Coordination Group for Hong Kong and Macao Affairs, and Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, as both had openly supported the extradition bill which proposed that people could be extradited to mainland China for trial.
To Ka Lun, another legislative council member from Yuen Long, said that Yuen Long residents received the reply of “if you are scared, don’t go out” when they called the police. At times, the 999 police hotline was left unattended. The police were a no-show for five hours since the first resident call. Online video clips also showed police turning around and leaving a site where the white T-shirt men were beating residents. Hong Kong reporters are asking whether the police colluded with local gangsters.
Most shops closed in the afternoon in Yuen Long on Monday. Yuen Long has turned into a ghost town. People were exchanging information about a potential infight among the gangsters of Yuen Long as some of them were not happy about the others supporting the extradition bill by using violence at the train station.
Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Condemn the Violence as Terrorist Attack
Twenty-four pro-democracy lawmakers issued a joint statement, strongly condemning the collusion between Yuen Long police and gangsters, accusing the police of conniving with gangsters to beat up ordinary citizens for hours. They also questioned why the police let large groups of gangsters with metal bars and knives roam freely and whether this was an act of “using citizens to fight citizens” and a CCP order that Carrie Lam followed. They demanded an independent investigation committee and asked for the immediate resignation of Stephen Lo Wai Chung, Commissioner of Police.
Legislative Council Member Au Nok-hin described the Yuen Long violence as “national terrorism.” He said that national terrorism is an act of terrorism supported by the regime and may even be planned to create terror in society and silence any opposition.
Au mentioned that the Hong Kong government described protesters as “violent attackers” but called the Yuen Long violence “conflict.”
Legislative Council Member James To Kun-sun said, “I hope the leaders in the central government can take a look at what has happened. Some may be because of the long-term collusion between public security and national security and gangsters.”
Hong Kong Chaos Linked to Zhongnanhai
It’s unusual that Carrie Lam activated local gangsters, according to Dr. Victor Ng Ming Tak, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He said that Carrie Lam seemed to have collaborated with Xi Jinping’s enemies. “One is to remain idle at the Hong Kong Liaison Office. Two is to put violence on stage in Yuen Long.” The purpose is to create chaos in Hong Kong to force political compromise from Xi.
Ng said that this is an opportunity for the people of Hong Kong as well, to be able to see clearly who is making a mess and hold them accountable.
Reporters have seen officials from Beijing and Shanghai among the crowds at the protest on July 21. The Yuen Long violence shocked Zhongnanhai, according to the Epoch Times’ source in the Second-Generation Red (people who are the second generation to the high-ranking CCP officials who took over China in 1949). Some officials at the Liaison Office and Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office may be punished as a result of creating chaos in Hong Kong.
However, the Hong Kong Liaison Office is strongly criticizing protesters. The situation in Hong Kong is hard to predict, the source said.
To Kit: Officials, Police, and Mafia Collude to Control Hong Kong
“The nature of the situation has completely changed,” said columnist To Kit. He said that the Hong Kong administration led by Carrie Lam has resorted to extreme political means, even activating the mafia to control society.
“White T-shirt men chased and beat citizens in black clothes (the color most protesters wear) and beat them with sticks. There were no security or police at the train station. This lasted the entire night. It’s obvious that the police, Hong Kong administration, and mafia have formed an alliance.” To worries about Hong Kong’s credibility as an international city.
According to To, the Yuen Long violence and the Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots both came from the leftists in Hong Kong, but the Hong Kong government took effective control in 1967 and won citizens’ confidence. “This SAR government and the British government are very different in the will, justice, and character.”
Yuen Long Gangsters Related to Former Chief Executive
Columnist Lin Baohua stated that Yuen Long gangsters are related to the former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Leung is an underground Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member and knows very well the importance of “using citizens to fight citizens.”
Yuen Long is part of New Territories. Residents in New Territories used to be the landlords in the eyes of the CCP. However, when Beijing decided to take over Hong Kong, residents in New Territories were the first target to win over. Within a few months in 1984, Deng Xiaoping spoke three times, saying that there were patriots among the mafia. As long as he could take back Hong Kong, even governance by slave owners or feudal society lords would do. He allowed the landlords in New Territories to keep their privileges such as the Small House Policy.
Therefore, during the negotiations between the UK and China in the 1980s, these people were the first “patriot” group that welcomed Beijing’s takeover. The new developments in New Territories have introduced new players and have turned Yuen Long to be an area in which the gangsters became active, owing to former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
Zeng Qinghong Support Mafia in Hong Kong
Zeng Qinghong, a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee and the right-hand man of former head of CCP Jiang Zemin, had recruited a lot of underground CCP members and formed “red” spy agencies in Hong Kong. His approach was “the more chaotic Hong Kong is, the better.” Hong Kong was one of his placements to counter Xi Jinping.
An example of the “red” institution Zeng established shortly before former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office was the Hong Kong Youth Care Association Limited (HKYCA). HKYCA was established on June 10, 2012, and has harassed Falun Gong in Hong Kong for seven years in a similar style as the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. According to the World Organization of Investigating the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), HKYCA has support from the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission and is a subsidiary of CCP’s overseas spy organizations.
Sham Shui Po District Council held a discussion against the extradition bill on July 19. Over 10 people held banners, yelled, and humiliated the District Council member. The meeting had to suspend three times and eventually had to end. HKYCA leaders and members were seen among these people, including one who had attacked Falun Gong practitioners and been sentenced for his crimes.
Many HKYCA leaders were present at the “Safeguarding Hong Kong Rally” on July 20. This rally was organized by underground Hong Kong CCP members. The HKYCA members also distributed materials slandering Falun Gong at the rally.
Junius Ho Becomes Public Enemy
Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, a pro-Beijing legislative council member from district of Tuen Mun, was spotted shaking hands with the white T-shirt gangs, giving them a thumbs-up and calling them “you are my heroes” as one of the white T-shirt men told Ho “you are my idol.”
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Ho announced “whoever says Hong Kong independence will be killed without pardon” in 2017. Many citizens were disturbed.
Over 100 citizens protested at Ho’s office in Tsuen Wan, criticizing him for colluding with local gangsters. Ho is HKYCA’s lawyer, according to WOIPFG. The head of HYCYA Yang Jiang supported Ho’s election campaign in 2017.
The gravestone of Ho’s mother has been damaged.