Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport
Several months of escalating of anti-government protests in Hong Kong took a new turn when protesters overran and shut down Hong Kong airport over the weekend. The protests started eight weeks ago over a proposed law that would enable Hong Kong to extradite its citizens to territories to which Hong Kong doesn’t have existing extradition agreements. Critics argued the bill would make it easier for China to police dissent in Hong Kong. We’ll get an update from Wen Huang. He’s author of the books The Little Red Guard and A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money and an Epic Power Struggle in China. We’ll also hear from Danny Lee, a Hong Kong reporter for the South China Morning Post, where he covers aviation. Lee calls in from the Hong Kong airport and shares his observations.