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Hong Kong – An Internet Shutdown Is Possible

Hong Kong And Possible Cut Off Of Internet

Hong Kong`s Chief Executive Carrie Lam is now saying that all options are on the table and the pro-democracy demonstrations, according to Bloomberg news, that have raged for 3 months, could result in the use of a colonial law that would allow the government to cut off internet access for Hong Kong. She is granted martial law powers that were actually used in 1967 before the internet.

According to reports, she can use this law to shut down apps and tools that the youth of Hong Kong favor, thus keeping them from organizing their protests. The concern here is that Hong Kong is the third largest financial hub on the planet and it is the gateway for finance for China and of course the CCP.

This law that Ms Lam is referring to is the Emergency Regulations Ordinance introduced by the British in 1922 and can be invoked incase of emergency or public danger. Its provisions include arrests, property seizures and even deportation and control of transportation, effective allowing the government to close down all of Hong Kong and preventing even the normal day to day functions of life. Just imagine if there were no cars on the road and now internet for only 3 to 4 days? Could the city function? Likely not. 

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