>> Thousands of demonstrators marched on the streets of New Year's Day demanding full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China.>> I would like to tell the international community that in every aspect the self rule of Hong Kong is decliing. It is becoming another mainland Chinese city.
But I would also like to tell the world that we the people of Hong Kong will keep the fight for justice and good governance in our heart. We have many people who are deeply committed to the values of democracy.>> International concerns have grown in the last year Of Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy, following the jailing of activist
]. As a threat to national sovereignty.
The former British colony returned to