Will China crush Hong Kong? The Rebel is sending AVI YEMINI to find out!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Wouldn’t it be amazing if the spirit of democracy were to come to China, and from Hong Kong?

Two million Hong Kong people are taking to the streets to protest for freedom in China. Yet the world is largely silent. 

But these Hong Kong protests are different — they’re explicitly about freedom.

So we’re sending a reporter to Hong Kong — Our friend Avi Yemini, the Australian with TR.News who I’ve gotten to know over the past year.

I’ve seen his journalism, both in the UK and Australia and he’s really good. He has courage; he’s not afraid of a bit of tear gas; he’s got a great sense of humour, and he cares about freedom.

He has landed in Hong Kong and for the next four days, and he’s going to be filing special guest reports for us about these protests.

Who are the protesters? What are the police like? Are people worried about China invading? Are people hopeful Trump will do more

We’ve sent Avi and a cameraman — so that’s two flights, and a hotel, and taxi fare and meals. The total cost will be around $4,000 by the time we’re done — if you can help us chip in, please do, by clicking here.

We want the world to see the truth. Are you with the people of Hong Kong? I hope so.

You can watch all of Avi's reports on this page. 


Avi Yemini’s final thoughts on protests

August 21, 2019 — Avi Yemini of TR News reporting for The Rebel wraps up in Hong Kong, and talks about his impressions of the people protesting for democratic demands and against the Chinese Extradition Bill.

Catholic priest in Hong Kong: Moral, financial reasons to support the protest

August 21, 2019 — A Catholic priest participating in the Hong Kong protests spoke to me about why he was there and why the whole world should care.

Hong Kong riot laws “old fashioned;” can be fixed with English common law

August 20, 2019 — Martin Lee explains the demands of the Hong Kong protesters, and talks about how the legal status of a “riot” has not been updated since the 1960s.

Trump should “warn” China to not use violence

August 20, 2019 — Many politicians have been attending the protests in Hong Kong, including Albert Ho.

Hundreds of thousands rally peacefully in Victoria Park

August 18, 2019 — Hundreds of thousands of people — including an Australian tourist I spotted in the crowd — gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park for a peaceful demonstration calling for democracy, and “freedom” from Communist Chinese tyranny.

Emily Lau tells Avi Yemini: “This is Hong Kong, not Tiananmen Square”

August 18, 2019 — Emily Lau is Foreign Affairs Coordinator for the Hong Kong Democratic Party. In this in-depth conversation, she told me what the uprising in Hong Kong is really about, why Hong Kong is so important to China's economy and noted that Canada, in particular, has a vested interest in de-escalating any conflict.

A Hong Kong protester's must-watch plea to Trump and the American people

August 17, 2019 — You may have seen news reports showing Hong Kong protesters carrying American flags. I spoke to one of them, and she had a moving message to President Donald Trump and the American people.

Avi Yemini in Hong Kong: Protesters explain their “Five Demands”

August 17, 2019 — Demonstrators have been peacefully protesting in the streets of Hong Kong for over a month, but what are they calling for? I spoke to some of these protesters, who explained their "Five Demands".

"I've never seen anything like this” police response to peaceful protesters

August 17, 2019 — I've served in the Middle East, but I've never seen anything like the police response to peaceful protesters that I've witnessed in Hong Kong.

What's going on with the Hong Kong democracy protests?

August 16, 2019 - Avi Yemini just arrived in Hong Kong at the airport that was shut down just a few days ago because of protestors fighting for democracy. 

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commented 2019-08-21 17:41:47 -0400
Greg, and I would never go to another Country, and attempt to change their Policies. That is not my right, nor my place. It is about respect…
commented 2019-08-21 17:37:49 -0400
GREG, to me this is a very wonky situation. I’m seriously considering teaching English as a second language, when I move out of Canada. Apparently, Mainland China is ruining the lives of many from other Countries, who live in China to teach English. Warnings are very clear. Trudeau is not an International Statesman.. He does not even know what socks to wear. For us Canadians, Trudeau is definitely “the” problem.. Only 2 months to go…:)
commented 2019-08-20 19:21:52 -0400
Robert Sloane: isn’t that all about respect? Having a Trudeau doesn’t help ..
commented 2019-08-20 19:13:32 -0400
Robert Sloane
commented 2019-08-20 12:40:35 -0400
At least the world know exactly what and who China is. The serious problem is within the UK parliament with virtually hundreds of actual elected MP’s conspiring with a foreign regime to overthrow a democratic vote, given to the people by their elected government, to leave the EU. You can expect this kind of thing from China but certainly not from the UK. The police and national security know what’s going on and do absolutely nothing to stop it. It’s so bad that things are actually going on as though it is not happening.
commented 2019-08-20 01:18:33 -0400
Cheers Avi what wonderful people you spoke to you can see there fear of China and all there asking for is that they be heard by there own government who seem to me to be working for China 👍👍
commented 2019-08-20 00:51:41 -0400
Odd, 300,000 Canadians living and/or working in Hong Kong. How many Canadian Flags do you see? Aussie, Brit, and American flags only? True though, that mainland China has no issue with locking up Canadians. Hong Kong is now definitely off my list of “Places To Visit”…
commented 2019-08-19 14:43:56 -0400
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commented 2019-08-19 09:33:10 -0400
These protestors are going to get slaughtered and the EU, Canada and the developing countries up to their eyeballs in debt to the chinese won’t do squat.
commented 2019-08-19 01:49:01 -0400
Tim Dobranski why the equivocating? You know freedom is always better than totalitarianism. Hong Kong has the most free of the few free markets, doesn’t it? Am I to understand you’re saying these protesters are trying to go socialist? hmm..
..give – me – a- break
commented 2019-08-19 01:41:39 -0400
Arab Gardner, Of course the American system is better. It’s different, unique, and it’s actually great. We here even the ability to self repair, and probably even in the view of what sounds like a cynical eye. We are up against the ruling class here just like you and everyone else. But if you don’t start looking at it as having to crawl backwards through the wormhole was carved by the elitists for the last century, you are going to sound like a defeatist ..which really won’t help anyone
commented 2019-08-19 01:32:56 -0400
President Trump is staying connected to the protesters. He mentioned this protest in the media often. Btw, It was no mistake that some of the crowd sitting behind him had his rally Thursday night we’re wearing yellow vests …

..these protesters are all ‘the forgotten man’
commented 2019-08-18 12:42:38 -0400
I seem to be the only one noticing the towering hypocrisy of this statement “Wouldn’t it be amazing if the spirit of democracy were to come to China, and from Hong Kong?”

Democracy? Canada’s own supposedly democratic system is anything but. The US system is no better. We’re about to run a sham election here in Canada complete with foreign interference, whose results won’t change anything. The lavscam style corruption, some racial and ethnic groups treated as more equal than others, doors thrown wide open to freeloaders and criminals we don’t need while Canadians are jobless and homeless, and the escalating crime and urban decay won’t go away despite our “democracy” which amounts to choosing between the same three ducks with the same quack, as usual. In fact there’s a good chance that thanks to corruption the most incompetent Prime Minister in Canadian history will be elected to a second term. Hong Kong is also highly corrupt and democracy alone won’t solve their problems either. If they do adopt democracy, let’s hope they will create a better system than what we have here. But don’t hold your breath.
commented 2019-08-17 20:52:49 -0400
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commented 2019-08-17 20:10:41 -0400
IMO…..it’s not really my place to comment on the difficulties in Hong Kong. Having been there pre and post handover, I can understand both sides plight. But I just imagine if a similar situation were to happen in Canada.
What would you expect a government to do if one of its major cities wanted to go socialist and started to disrupt and vandalize? PET1 used the CF in the 70’s in QB.
One only has to have been in Honk kong to know how much corruption and crime there is and how the criminal element uses the city as a “safe house”, but we also know how tough China can be on anyone who opposes it’s government. So it’s a tough call.
commented 2019-08-17 16:17:16 -0400
I can’t get in to Avi’s today’s reporting. " Password and E-mail did not match" AFTER 4 YEARS. Oh well, my donation was very welcome somewhere else.
commented 2019-08-17 13:35:51 -0400
Hong Kong is a gateway for trade with the western world for the Communist Chinese. Unfortunately the Red Chinese do not appear to be able to run the place without having the population living in fear of the Government and the Police Force, they like to see the peasants grovel.
In truth, the Communists are no different than the Emperors who used to control China. There were the Emperor class and the Peasants, the Gods and the Cannon Fodder. The latter being little more than slaves.
If the Communist Chinese would lean back and relax, allowing the people of Hong Kong their freedoms, everything would be fine. Unfortunately they are scared that the people of Red China would soon be asking for the same treatment. They are scared but they are also bendable.

Never under estimate the Chinese. Before they invented Chop Sticks they ate with Knives and Forks, which they also invented.
commented 2019-08-16 23:57:43 -0400
Mysterious silence from the fake news MSM / CBC and the liberal China sycophants.
Will Trudeau apolagize to China ?
commented 2019-08-16 23:06:42 -0400
Avi is great. I worry about the potential danger but now that you have sent someone and its Avi, I fully support. Its an issue that should concern all of us in the free world, Avi will indeed do a good job and I will definitely be watching.