Authorities from mainland China have begun to infringe on the liberties enjoyed by the people of Hong Kong. For decades Hong Kong’s protection of freedom has surpassed all of Asia, but that is ending now. At The Wall Street Journal, South Korea’s former ambassador for human rights, Jung-Hoon Lee explains:
Last week Hong Kong authorities handed prison sentences to nine leaders of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. This is merely the latest alarming example of suppression in the city, in which civil rights are steadily declining.