Two sides of one coin: Heroes and Heroines- and profiteers and collaborators waiting in the wings

Oct 23, 2020 | Featured, Uncategorized

Grandma Wong – heroine of Hong Kong

It’s always interesting how terrible crises throw up unlikely heroes and heroines. The story of Grandma Wong (see below) – is a classic example of the fearlessness of which some human beings are capable.


She brings to mind the protester who stood defiantly in front of the Chinese Communist Party tanks in Tiananmen Square.

It’s also instructive how there are also profiteers happy to collaborate and to exploit humanitarian suffering for profit and gain (see below).


The Telegraph:https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/19/if-its-grandma-wong-or-tiananmen-tanks-i-know-who-will-eventually-win/

https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/21/the-world-must-not-forget-andy-li-and-the-hong-kong-12/

https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/22/parliamentarians-unite-today-to-speak-up-for-the-hong-kong-12-letter-sent-today-by-mps-and-peers-to-the-foreign-secretary-dominic-raab-with-the-support-of-hong-kong-watch/

The Guardian: MPs urge Dominic Raab to demand China return detained Hong Kong protesters

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/23/mps-urge-dominic-raab-to-demand-china-return-detained-hong-kong-protesters

The Telegraph:https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/20/britain-bought-ppe-worth-320m-from-firms-linked-to-the-chinese-regime-was-any-of-it-produced-by-uighur-slave-labour/

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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