Democratic solidarity’yellow economy’ that breaks down in Hong Kong’s security law

[홍콩=AP/뉴시스]On the 1st (local time), a newspaper print shop in Hong Kong checks a copy of the Vinh Daily newspaper that decorated the front page of “Evil Act, Collapse of Japanese Emperor”. 2020.07.03.

[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Lee Jae-woo = Concerns are growing that the Hong Kong Security Law will defeat Hong Kong’s one-party system. China has enacted Hong Kong’s security laws by bypassing Hong Kong’s legislative system until 2047, and it has been in effect since the 30th of last month. Hong Kong’s Security Law is actually a direct condemnation of Hong Kong citizens who want to democratize.

According to the Hong Kong Bin Guile Daily, Mingbo and Hong Kong 01 on the 3rd, a boycott or consumption campaign called’yellow economic zone’ was developed around protesters immediately after protests against the’return law’ that would accelerate the Chineseization of Hong Kong last year. Yellow is the symbolic color of the democratization protesters.

‘Yellow shop’ for shops friendly to protests against the repatriation law,’Red shop’ for shops in China’s capital, and’Blue shop’ for shops supporting Hong Kong police who cracked down on protesters. (藍店)’, respectively. The yellow shop is actively used, and the red and blue shops are not used.

In a poll conducted by Myeongbo earlier this year, 93.6% of respondents said they would participate in the yellow economy. Local media in Hong Kong estimated that the yellow economy could reach up to 100 billion Hong Kong dollars.

Citizens of Hong Kong shared information about the yellow economy online, and the yellow shops announced their belongings inside and outside the store with flags bearing the democratization movement such as the’Hong Kong Liberation Age Revolution’. In order to post support for the democratization protesters, so-called Lennon’s walls were installed and stores with yellow stickers continued.

However, after the Hong Kong Security Law came into effect, Hong Kong law enforcement officials banned the use of the phrase “supporting democratization movement” or Lennon’s wall, yellow sticker, etc., which is one of the four major acts prohibited by the law. He warned that continued use of this could lead to punishment. Hong Kong’s Security Law allows the country to face the highest possible imprisonment in case of violation.

Before the Hong Kong security law came into effect, Hong Kong’s judicial authorities verbally warned yellow shop owners to remove the phrases supporting the democratization movement, Lennon’s walls and stickers. “A police officer doesn’t reveal what the problem is, so the police don’t know what kind of house it will be caught,” said a restaurant owner at Causeway Bay, who received a verbal warning from the police and demolished it.

A yellow shop owner who had not removed the support for the democratization movement even after the Hong Kong Security Act came into effect was warned and warned again by the dispatched police. The police removed all stickers, including Hong Kong Independence text.

Hong Kong media reported that many yellow shops in Hong Kong voluntarily dismantled or reclaimed democratization support phrases and Lennon’s walls and stickers placed inside and outside the store in order not to be subject to Hong Kong security laws. A store owner complained to the Bin Daily that “the target is too broad.”

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[홍콩=AP/뉴시스] The British government has said it will provide Hong Kong citizens with a passport (citizenship) of British citizenship. As a result, about 3 million Hong Kong citizens have the opportunity to receive British citizenship. The photo shows Hong Kong citizens waving the British flag during an anti-Chinese protest in October last year. 2020.7.1.

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