August 19, 2019

The Rebel is in Hong Kong to document the democratic uprising — while Communist China bullies democracy activists in Canada

Rebel Staff

Between 700,000 and 1.7 million democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong yesterday, depending on which authority you ask. Either way, it was a massive show of force against the Communist Party in Beijing.

I call it a show of force, but of course they are unarmed — which is the problem. They were unarmed in Tiananmen Square, too...

As you know, China is mustering thousands of troops just across the boundary from Hong Kong — it’s not a border; it’s just a demarcation. There are thousands of troops doing exercises just a few miles away, and China is obviously threatening Hong Kong people.

And it’s not like any country in the world has sanctions against China. The opposite — that fool Trudeau is actually still investing Canadian money in China’s infrastructure bank. He’ll build pipelines in China, with Canadian money. But not in Canada. What an idiot.

Over the weekend, Canada’s hapless Chrystia Freeland put out a statement on the protests — but she didn’t condemn China; the only people she condemn — calling them unacceptable — were the protesters! I’m serious!

The Rebel sent our friend, the Australian reporter Avi Yemini of TR.News, to Hong Kong on the weekend. He’s still there for a day. He saw many fascinating things, and is doing great work.

TONIGHT I'll show you some of his videos, including an outstanding interview with Emily Lau, a democracy activist who was the first woman elected to Hong Kong’s legislature.

We’re going to keep covering this story. Because we love freedom.

We don’t want Canadian or American soldiers going to war over there. That’s not even in contemplation. All we want is what Trump is doing — speaking truth to power; pushing back at China in the way that hurts them most — by sympathizing and encouraging the protesters, and by finally calling out their unfair trade practices.

But I think Donald Trump just might make the bullies of Beijing back down — I think he’ll help save Hong Kong and keep it free. And he’ll make America richer in the bargain. Meanwhile in Canada... well, I'll talk about that too.

You can see all of Avi's videos for The Rebel at We spend about $4-5,000 getting him there, and his cameraman — if you think it was worth it, you can help chip in right there. I’m pretty proud of his work, and I hope you are too.

You haven't seen reports like this anywhere else.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-08-20 14:10:49 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 hour ago.
Most Mandarin (mainlanders) are as well…..

Yes, Andrew and totalitarianism is the disease that has infested your left leaning head…Crank Crank.
commented 2019-08-20 12:48:09 -0400
KEITH BARNES commented 3 hours ago
LIZ ROSIE commented 6 hours ago.
“The sheer number of red flag pro-China….

Liz, In my experience, most Chinese (Cantonese) are by nature, believers of the free enterprise system, preferring to start their own businesses rather than work for somebody else"

Most Mandarin (mainlanders) are as well, to the extent that the mainland represents the height of dis-regulated capitalism, what one might call corruptocracy, where money buys political favour. . China stopped being “communist” decades ago. The issue here is not “communism” but rather totalitarianism, which is a distinct ideology.
commented 2019-08-20 09:56:20 -0400
LIZ ROSIE commented 6 hours ago.
“The sheer number of red flag pro-China….

Liz, In my experience, most Chinese (Cantonese) are by nature, believers of the free enterprise system, preferring to start their own businesses rather than work for somebody else. Even the workers you see in the local Chinese Restaurant usually pay a fee to work there and so becoming entitled to a percentage of the profits, rather than receive wages.
My source for this, coming from my wife (deceased) who was Cantonese.
commented 2019-08-20 09:30:11 -0400
OFF TOPIC, Breaking News…
Jihadi Jack’s father has written to the PM of Canada requesting that he accept his son, Jack as a Canadian Citizen….Source, Sky News.

Oh dear, I wonder how long it will take little Justy to make up his mind.
commented 2019-08-20 07:26:39 -0400
“…should have given all of us pause… "

You’re right, ANDY. Should.

But the vast majority of Canadians have demonstrated their apathy over and over again on all matters related to the erosion of our democratic institutions.
commented 2019-08-20 03:54:12 -0400
“The sheer number of red flag pro-China demonstrators outside the Chinese consulate in Vancouver yesterday, should have given all of us pause as to how much communist infiltration has occurred around Vancouver in recent decades… "

Absolutely Andy Neimers. We are a naive people. Our politicians keep saying we are a welcoming people and we are, but I am starting to think that we have also been a stupid people. Our politicians have been careless and completely undiscerning. I am sure it infuriates democracy loving Chinese Canadians at least as much as it infuriates us.
commented 2019-08-20 02:17:37 -0400
The sheer number of red flag pro-China demonstrators outside the Chinese consulate in Vancouver yesterday, should have given all of us pause as to how much communist infiltration has occurred around Vancouver in recent decades… This blatant display of anti-democracy under our very noses, offers clear proof that those “Chinese investors”, who have astronomically driven up real estate costs in recent decades, also have “other” ambitions looming…
commented 2019-08-19 23:39:05 -0400
China will do whatever China wants to do. They have been ruling that dynasty since before Christ was Christian. They could shoot everybody in Hong Kong and start over, and in 100 years know one would care! China laughs at the west, Trump is temporary, he will come and go, China looks outwards two to three generations at a time, where the west looks forward four years. Those poor people have no chance!

You can’t bring an umbrella to a gun fight! Peaceful protestors in China will simply be shot, Times magazine will get their great pictures, and China will continue to be China for another 2,000 years.
commented 2019-08-19 23:14:20 -0400
China has put itself in a very bad spot, bringing troupes to the edge of town. Now they either have to back down, which will be the beginning of the end, as Gordon Chang says, or they have to massacre thousands of innocent people. Unlike Tiannamen Square, China, like it or not, is more integrated into the world now than it was back then. Trump won’t deal, companies will flee for access to the US market and safer ground. The new leader will continue his march backwards.
commented 2019-08-19 23:11:51 -0400
I really think it’s a pivotal time in history. How did the Middle East fall? Why did Columbus sail west?
commented 2019-08-19 22:56:49 -0400
The Chi-Coms have infected Canada at all levels of our political, economic and academic systems, almost to the extent of being laughable if it wasn’t so tragic.
They have been enabled for years by many of “our” worthless, spineless and easily corruptible politicians.
Trudeau is probably the biggest offender and the most corrupted of a very long list when it comes to Chi-Com influence and infiltration.
(See that ridiculous alcoholic Chi-Com agent and former ambassador McClellan for reference)
And don’t expect a compliant and timid CBC/MSM to ever go near this for fear of stepping on their masters toes.
commented 2019-08-19 22:16:13 -0400
Off Topic.
Today, Donald Trump made an offer to buy Greenland. I think they turned it down, they don’t realize that he is just casting ground bait at the moment….Greenland is a very strategic location for the USA, they already have Missile Launchers located there.
commented 2019-08-19 22:02:58 -0400
I commented on the weekend: compare this to Portland, Oregon.
commented 2019-08-19 22:01:49 -0400
I second that compliment to TheRebel for this coverage.
commented 2019-08-19 21:59:06 -0400
Good show tonight Ezra. Thanks.
Now we understand why Rachel Notley wanted as many people as possible in Alberta working for the government. Imagine all the Chinese employees working on identifying people in a crowd. Imagine what else they’re working on.
1. Police: “Go into the park [to hold your rally]”…..that’s how they corral cattle for a slaughter.
2. Look at what they’re doing to Catholics and Christians and Christian Churches. Catholic Churches are being torn down. Bishops are being chosen by the Chinese Communist government and not chosen by the Vatican. Catholics are practicing their religion underground. Children are not allowed to attend Church until a certain age. Thousands of $$ are being paid to anyone who will turn in underground Catholics.
commented 2019-08-19 21:47:43 -0400
PAUL MCCULLOUGH commented 14 mins ago.
China knows full well that an invasion of Hong Kong….

I think, as Ezra says, Trump may have a talk to Beijing maybe even give them some good trade deals, if they will back off a bit from Hong Kong. It, after all these years, is still a very important Trading Post for the west.
commented 2019-08-19 21:22:29 -0400
China knows full well that an invasion of Hong Kong would end up being very costly for them. For the time being they will use intimidation tactics & work withe their puppets within Hong Kong to try to make protesters back down. The Trudeau Liberals have never looked weaker than they do right now – which is why their bought & paid for media outlets are ignoring it.
commented 2019-08-19 21:17:28 -0400
I guess China and it’s dictatorship is a model for Trudeau, he sees what is China today and he dreams of the future of Canada. How long before all the White disappears from the Canadian Flag. How long before all the Whites disappear from Canada.
commented 2019-08-19 20:56:00 -0400
Freeland is sucking up to China so that China would help get little potato elected . I hope all the Canadian voters over there realize this and vote appropriately . Trudeau must go .
commented 2019-08-19 20:53:00 -0400
“…well it’s the summer and almost the fall now, and an election is upon us, I can’t understand why there’s no investigation, or charges, especially after Mario Dion’s ethics report, but, perhaps Trudeau has succeeded in corrupting that institution as well…”

Perhaps? It seems pretty darned obvious to me the RCMP have been co opted by the Trudeau Globalists!
commented 2019-08-19 20:46:09 -0400
I wish our foppish Prime Minister was in a Chinese prison camp. He’d see just how abusive his “basic dictatorship” truly is. But like any rich tyrant, Trudeau won’t suffer the abuses which common folks do. May his kids become Conservatives.
commented 2019-08-19 20:17:52 -0400
Hey Rebel, you guys are doing a fantastic job of covering Hong Kong. Kudos to Ari. The MSM isn’t fit to carry your water.