Regarding the May 23 article “How China pounced on Hong Kong while the world focused on COVID-19,” when the coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan several months ago, the totalitarian bureaucrats in the Chinese Communist Party went above and beyond in an attempt to hide the disease from the global community. They mismanaged this attempt and ruthlessly silenced any and all whistleblowers that tried to warn the world about what was happening. The CCP helped spread the disease globally by allowing Chinese tourists to go abroad while at the same time halting domestic travel. And thus began the global pandemic.
As time goes by, more and more nations are demanding that China be held accountable for its actions during the early days of the virus. While there is no consensus on what actions should be taken, the matter of Hong Kong is a subject that should be considered.