Hong Kong protests: A city's identity crisis - BBC News

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  • Published on Nov 19, 2019
  • Hong Kong's protests have become increasingly violent as they continue into their sixth month.
    The fabric of the place is unravelling - attitudes are hardening between the demonstrators and the police, between mainlanders and Hongkongers and even down the middle of families.
    The BBC's Paul Adams explores what's really at stake for this troubled city.
    Video journalist: Rachael Thorn
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  • Patrick Jahries
    Patrick Jahries 3 hours ago

    everyone not just Americans are in titled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!!

  • gasho 69
    gasho 69 14 hours ago

    Cant we all just get along. 🙏

  • Gary Jue
    Gary Jue Day ago

    Communism is not Chinese Tradition.. Just Saying..

  • The Mad Doctor
    The Mad Doctor Day ago

    Everyone against hong kong prostesters saying that what their doing is extreme while they live in america with democracy and freedom which was literally built because of a violent revolution against an oppressive government, hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Baiji Huang
    Baiji Huang Day ago

    BBC enjoy the musk man,lets bring to UK

  • Baiji Huang
    Baiji Huang Day ago

    free scotland

  • Blackhawk1675
    Blackhawk1675 2 days ago

    Freedom isn’t free. I hope the people of Hong Kong earn there freedom since many have already lost there lives fighting for it

  • Danny Kaye
    Danny Kaye 2 days ago +1

    Xinjiang facts thexvid.com/video/BjgSOYRZqIo/video.html

  • Yama Luciano
    Yama Luciano 3 days ago

    中国并没有支持Scottish independence,香港已经是中国的,你们英国还要继续干涉,你们还是以前的超级大国吗?BBC就是个大骗子,News contrary to the facts is always reported

  • nomitz nunez
    nomitz nunez 3 days ago +9

    They should never ever forget Tiennamen Square

  • Andrew Murphy
    Andrew Murphy 4 days ago

    fuck china

  • Smith Js
    Smith Js 4 days ago +1

    bbc is so rad, comments are allowed unlike the stupid 60 minutes

  • ZeonGit Kwong
    ZeonGit Kwong 4 days ago

    食屎啦一版廢青,生甘大唔識用大腦思考問題噶咩?

  • MrBoliao98
    MrBoliao98 4 days ago

    香港人撐住,今世唔贏,下一代都撐得住

  • Taylor Noel
    Taylor Noel 4 days ago

    If Hong Kong is so small why does China want to force themselves on them so badly. It’s not like Hong Kong is a big city, their literally a speck so why no just leave them alone and let them have their democracy.

  • fhdhv1287rg fjjdhc572cyje3

    UK is colonizing Scotland

  • sullivan james
    sullivan james 5 days ago +3

    BBC should make a documentary about Scottland. We need to free Scottland from UK.

  • Eva Wong
    Eva Wong 5 days ago

    BBC, please don't try to divide. I know the Brits have been using 'divide and conquer' for a long time. It's got nothing about identify crisis! It is a riots in the name of 'fake democracy'.
    I am from Hong Kong, I would like to tell the readers the truth. Those people are pro-democracy protestors. They are rioters, they are murderers. We have the best police force in the world. Our police love our people, they did not shoot one person dead in the last 5 months of riots. Yes, the rioters injured over 400 police officers! These rioters are in fact terrorists who are doing
    evil things in the name of democracy. I would call them 'democratic terrorists'. Don't beautify them in your reports please!!!

  • Tania La vardera
    Tania La vardera 5 days ago

    China querie ocupar Hong Kong y están luchando,pero creo que necesitan ayuda, yo entiendo lo que están haciendo tienen que defenderse como pueden es su casa.😢

  • Rage Raptor
    Rage Raptor 6 days ago +2

    China just needs to make decision similar to Taiwan so that these people can finally live in peace. Or even better let them live as a stand alone country

  • PL4Y3R0M3GA
    PL4Y3R0M3GA 6 days ago +1

    i want this as a documentary and i want it NOW ON NETFLIX

  • 撐香港警察夠薑來打我

    忽 U BBC FAKE NEWS

  • David Yim
    David Yim 6 days ago +1

    H.K. is going no where good. People that look Chinese, speaks Chinese and living on Chinese soil but do want to be called Chinese. This won't end well.

  • Alyssa Townsend
    Alyssa Townsend 6 days ago

    China must be doing something right, their Muslims have all but vanished & you sure don't hear about any terror attacks. I'd gladly give up some freedoms to enjoy safety and get rid of our gangs, criminals & terrorist! Funny how the west tries to demonize a system of government that is working very efficiently while making huge sums of profits. Yea, they must have it so bad, that must be why all those silicon valley employee's are running over to get jobs in an ever growing tech & robotics industry, lol

  • Larry Easton
    Larry Easton 7 days ago

    Fuck the chinese communist party. Fuck ALL socialist, marxist forms of governance. TRUMP 2020.

  • kittu singh
    kittu singh 7 days ago +1

    I think Hindus should also show this kind of courage to protect their culture. I pray to God that Hong kong stays as Hong kong forever. 🇭🇰🇭🇰

  • bur'qln dalla
    bur'qln dalla 7 days ago

    What China is doing is imperialism, dictatorship.. More hong Kong people don't want Chinese government to rule them. Hong Kong should separate from mainland China and rule themselves. That's my prayer, people have a right to choose their destiny. E.g Sudan and South Sudan. Peace

  • Chou King
    Chou King 7 days ago +4

    2:16
    "So your soup is more powerful than politics"
    BBC I am utterly dissapppointed and disgusted at your reporter, Paul Adams.
    Blood is always thicker than water.
    A mother's eternal love for her children is by no means on any level comparable to any man-made politics. Be it a democratic, Communist, socialist or even primeval tribal rule, it is this eternal love which makes us human.
    Due Britain greed for tea, opium was introduced by the Brits to poison China and subsequently the forced colonisation of Hong Kong.
    At the very least BBC could do to salvage the nation's history is not to rub salt onto the wound.
    I am disgusted at Paul Adams.

  • Chou King
    Chou King 7 days ago

    The narrative of this story needs to begin right back to the days where Britian poisoned the Chinese with Opium.
    All started with the Brits affection for tea.

  • Collen Zhou
    Collen Zhou 7 days ago

    Hongkong protesters will destroy anyone who has dissenting opinions.
    thexvid.com/video/MSeeEwd2res/video.html

  • Christian Co
    Christian Co 7 days ago

    BBC is funded in whole or in part by the British government

  • TheExtremeAnimator
    TheExtremeAnimator 7 days ago

    And I still see pro-China comments...
    Is BBC pro-China, too!?

  • Jacky XU
    Jacky XU 8 days ago

    BBC is making FAKE NEWS!!!

  • Boris Lukic
    Boris Lukic 8 days ago

    Where is nato to grant them independence? Like they did with Kosovo in 2008, fuck China and fuck any country or person who will try to subjocate the will of the people.

  • We are here
    We are here 8 days ago

    Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute is a 'spin off' from University of Hong Kong. It is a body 'fired' from the university. Look at its website, its full of crab. But BBC trust it.

    • Peter He
      Peter He 7 days ago

      so what about the recent district council elections, the pro-democracy camp got almost 90% of the seats and HK people voted out most of the pro-China candidates.

  • 香港巨婴太幼稚

    These thugs, at the front of the fight the most money, can get 80,000 a day, children can take 30,000. Why can't they cover their faces with cloth? Aren't you surprised? The real demonstrators, will not be blindfolded, this demonstration has been half a year, if the Chinese government really want to suppress, is a very simple thing. The Chinese government, however, has not cracked down because there are some patriots in Hong Kong.

  • G erman C arrasco
    G erman C arrasco 8 days ago

    Have a look at the violence of these protesters against those who disagree thexvid.com/video/0CUgy-Hzyfo/video.html

  • Wilson Ho
    Wilson Ho 8 days ago

    thexvid.com/video/MSeeEwd2res/video.html

  • Wayne Lui
    Wayne Lui 8 days ago

    thexvid.com/video/oVZ_lLUIIyU/video.html

  • Etro cat
    Etro cat 8 days ago

    fake new,this link is what HongKong really happened thexvid.com/video/Fvp4N3CTiUI/video.html

  • hhh
    hhh 9 days ago +1

    Hongkongers are not Chinese.

  • Bitcoin: 1 BTC is 100 000000 satoshis

    Free Hong Kong. Then free China from the CCP's tyranny

  • simon choi
    simon choi 9 days ago

    a 15 year old girl was gang raped by four masked police inside tsuen wan police station. she was pregnanted and the story was leaked by medical staff. after that police threaten her family and force her to leave hong kong.

  • Queen Winnie
    Queen Winnie 9 days ago

    支持香港警察!嚴正执法!消滅暴徒!恢复和平社會!

  • Bella
    Bella 10 days ago

    her son understand how she feel thats why he left, he can not change her mother mind, no word for each other. she doesnt want to understand him, you can call yourself a chinese but democracy is a freedom

  • king Night
    king Night 10 days ago

    说中国话不办中国事,吃中国饭不拉中国屎。

  • Aq Zing
    Aq Zing 10 days ago

    8:17 Stupid kid, you will regret this you destroyed your own home, another 30 years down you will regret

  • Aq Zing
    Aq Zing 10 days ago

    2:00 Stupid kids defy their mother who brought them up

  • Xinyue Li
    Xinyue Li 10 days ago

    If you think Hong Kong has identity issues then why are all the prominent western news actively use the word "former British colony" like it's some good thing?

  • RUIHAN ALLEN WANG 汪睿涵

    This is totally biased, need to say.

    • Maggie Fung
      Maggie Fung 6 days ago

      Yes. It totally biased. The fat boy wants everything go down?? Wish you and your family go down first, idiot.

    • tom tam
      tom tam 7 days ago

      Did you actually watch it? I doubt it. I suppose you think CCTV is unbiased reporting.

    • 장소정
      장소정 8 days ago

      thexvid.com/video/MSeeEwd2res/video.html

  • muaxuaN2006t
    muaxuaN2006t 10 days ago

    What identity problem?NO PROBLEM. We are Chinese Hong Kong people! That'sall.
    We all HK people enjoy very big freedom since 1997. Freedom to travel, speak, own and transfer asset over the world!
    PLS DON MIX UP WITH POOR POLITICIANS WHO JUST WANT SELFISH OWN POLITICAL BENEFIT. NOT OUR MASS HK RESIDENT NEED IN LIFE!

  • Nobody Lou
    Nobody Lou 10 days ago

    Hongkongers is Chinese. Just two system one country. Never forget that.

  • Nobody Lou
    Nobody Lou 10 days ago

    Occupied you? England occupied you 150years. Do you have democracy in the past. Now CHINA gave you democracy and freedom which you never have in the past. Now you start to hate CHINA. be shame of being Chinese. What a bullshit. what a shame. You are Chinese,speak Chinese ,study Chinese cultures,that is your duty. Chinese come in and out Hongkong. That is quite normal in one country. Fight for kicking Chinese away from Hongkong China? That is freedom and democracy? You these Younger need to be educated in many aspects of being chinses.

  • Stacy Adams Board
    Stacy Adams Board 10 days ago

    DEMONS RUN THE GOVERNMENT'S NOONE WANTS TO LIVE IN TODAY'S CHINA RUN LIKE HELL GUYS

  • Cici Kersandt
    Cici Kersandt 10 days ago

    PLS. READ ALL H.KONG PEOPLE::
    YOU CAN SHOW YOUR TEETH TO YOUR DICTATOR OPPONENT AND THEIR ARMY WITHOUT SPILLING BLOOD.
    LEARN CLOSE FIGHTING (WITH YOUR HANDS AND BODY FIGHTHING).
    BUT FIRST AND FIRST FICH WITH YOUR INTELLECTUAL WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE.THEY HAVE ONLY THEIR BRUTALITY.SHOW THIS EVEN THEIR SUPPORTERS.
    WHAT IS PEACE THEY DO NOT KNOW.YOU KNOW USE THAT ADVANTAGE.

  • LordDragul Smitty
    LordDragul Smitty 11 days ago +14

    China is trying to steadily influence it's will through assimilation

  • Politicians Ooveke
    Politicians Ooveke 11 days ago +1

    Theory of Midway's known 1917 CGI fortress the last day war. Sand Castle the King's man the USA fitted in Sudan today fl. map of the world merupe atlas.

  • T C
    T C 11 days ago +4

    after almost 6 months non-stop riots. If Hong Kong people still saying they don't have freedom and democracy ??? In my humble opinion they have too much freedom.

  • 夜幕
    夜幕 11 days ago

    Whether you love china or not, hong kong is a part of china forever

  • Grape Jam
    Grape Jam 11 days ago

    Antifas should target the Chinese Communist Party