July 1st is HKSAR Establishment Day, and marks the handover of administration from the UK to China. Despite signing up to a 50 year handover agreement, during which the HK people were promised autonomy and freedom from mainland control over legal and other matters, the National Security Law is due to be imposed by Beijing as early as July 2nd. Establishment Day has been marked by demonstrations in HK for the past 17 years, though permission has not been granted for a march this year, the police citing social distancing, obviously. Other large scale gatherings don't seem to cause a problem, however. Seven million HK dollars of taxpayer's money is being spent by the government to try to convince HK people that the National Security Law will only be used to sanction "threats to China's sovereignty" and "interference by foreign forces". In other words, whoever they want it to apply to. Obviously, everyone with half a brain doesn't believe a word of this. Any show of defiance is now met by extreme force with riot police routinely spraying paper spray on peaceful demonstrators, members of the press etc. Let's hope that the UK, and other governments, do not forget the people to whom they have pledged support as another small spot on the globe falls to the voracious appetite of the CCP and President for Life Xi.