It seems the UK’s Conservative Government has agreed to become a western branch office of the Chinese Communist Party, after police raided the family of a Tiananment Square survivor for protesting against the state visit by Chinese leader Xi Jianping.
What next? Will Dr Shao Jiang be arrested and imprisoned without charge, his wife placed under house arrest – also without charge?
It’s against all British beliefs about justice – but then, those beliefs were written out of the MPs’ code of conduct by the Conservative Party last week, and hardly anybody noticed.
Also removed was the compulsion to obey international law and human rights regulations.
Britain has been accused of doing the bidding of the Chinese regime after UK police raided the family home of a Tiananmen Square survivor – for standing in the road holding up protest banners in Central London.
Chinese democracy activist and Tiananmen Square survivor Shao Jiang, 47, was arrested in the street outside London’s Mansion House where a reception was being held for visiting Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.
Campaigners say Dr Jiang was “brutally manhandled” by police officers after he attempted to block the motorcade by standing in front of it – in a scene reminiscent of a famous image of a lone protestor standing in front of Chinese tanks used to crush peaceful protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.
He was holding two banners, which read “End autocracy” and “Democracy now”.
After his arrest and overnight detention police searched his home and took away computer equipment.
Last night his wife said the arrest had left the couple “traumatised” and revived the “awful” memories of a raid on his home by Chinese police.
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