|Lee and four other associates are still missing and no credible news available|
But think about it -- as Civic Party's Claudia Mo Man-ching says: why would someone smuggle themselves to the mainland to have some fun? And why would he go anyway when he thought he would be safer in Hong Kong?
|Lee's wife (right) believes the letter is written by her husband|
|Philip Hammond asks WangYi about Lee's case in Beijing|
As a result, if the allegations are true that Lee and his associates were kidnapped across the border against their will, Hong Kong people are going to be even more terrified of the Communist government they were trying to flee before 1997.
This is the worst kind of public relations Beijing should want in the city, and the Chinese trying to flex its muscles because it was not impressed with what happened last year with the Occupy protests is not going to make things better.
Also worth noting is Leung's response -- a bit late, but interesting for him to stop short of condemning what may have possibly happened to Lee and his associates. Leung is the CE of Hong Kong. Surely he has enough clout to call Beijing and ask what's really going on.
This is why we need someone to represent the interests of Hong Kong and stand up to Beijing.
But in reality this is not what is happening and we can only hope Lee and his associates will eventually show up. We really need to know what happened to them, the sooner the better.