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Noose Tightens on Hong Kong as China Blocks Shipments to City


Added 10-20-19 04:45:02am EST - “A recently discovered order from the communist Chinese government hints that the mainland is beginning to tighten the noose around the city of Hong Kong.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Noose Tightens on Hong Kong as China Blocks Shipments to City”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A recently discovered order from the communist Chinese government hints that the mainland is beginning to tighten the noose around the city of Hong Kong, and the implications aren’t good.

According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese customs officials have put a ban on certain goods being shipped into Hong Kong from China.

The list of restricted goods appears to be a response to the protests rocking the city, with a July notice from the courier company PHXBUY noting that China has banned shipping companies from delivering “yellow helmets, yellow umbrellas, flags, flagpoles, poster banners, gloves, masks, black T-shirts, me tal rods, fluorescent tubes, bludgeon clubs.”

An additional list posted last month prevents more goods from entering Hong Kong, including drones, binoculars and certain foodstuffs.

Banning even a small amount of food from entering Hong Kong trough China may not seem like a big deal, but the city imports 90 percent of the food it consumes, much of it from the mainland.

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