The protests in Hong Kong began as an anti-extradition protest. Initially the anti-communist Chinese supported the protest. But the protests have turned violent, with more than 24 policeman injured. Hong Kong government buildings have been assailed with petrol bombs. Shopping malls have also come under attack, and it is difficult to see why — unless the protests are under Chinese Communist direction.
Many Hong Kong expatriate forums are suggesting that the violence is due to Chinese Ministry of State Security infiltrators who have initiated the protests as a classic provocation. Their mission is to justify intervention on the part of the People’s Armed Police (PAP). From that point on, the Chinese Communist Party will be in full control of Hong Kong, and they will have a ready justification for their intervention to the world.
Joshua Wong, one of the Hong Kong Independence Movement leaders, is currently in the U.S. trying to get support from the Democratic Party leadership in Congress. According to Chinese expatriate sources, Joshua Wong allegedly has been working with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. It is alleged that his parents or other relatives are held hostage by the Communist government in Beijing. We have no idea if these are rumors calculated to discredit Mr. Wong or not.
On numerous occasions Joshua Wong has been seen meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat from San Francisco). Many in the Chinese expatriate community believe that San Francisco is a Chinese Communist enclave within the United States. The politicians from this enclave may be regarded as representatives of China rather than representatives of San Francisco.
It is said that Wong is seeking sanctions on Hong Kong — not on China. The strategy here is to appear sympathetic to the people of Hong Kong while driving the Hong Kong business community into the arms of the Communist Party of China. (See https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/19/asia-pacific/social-issues-asia-pacific/nancy-pelosi-welcomes-hong-kong-democracy-activists-u-s-capitol-signals-support-congress-cause-commercial-interests/#.XZFZWWZlCUl ).
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act may be calculated to help Communist China by cutting Hong Kong business ties with U.S. companies. If passed it could damage U.S. companies trading with Hong Kong. It is presented as helping the cause of freedom. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was introduced by Congressman Chris Smith and Senator Marco Rubio.