China is in the process of stripping democracy away from Hong Kong. I have to ask - do the leaders of China believe their people are too stupid to choose their own government? That’s harsh wording, but also pretty much what it comes down to. The leaders of China have made the determination that most Chinese citizens aren’t able to know what is best for themselves. That the average Chinese man or woman isn’t smart enough to democratically help select their own leaders and their own government. They are better off letting the smarter people, the Chinese Communist Party members, make the decisions for them.
The Chinese leaders are on the wrong side of history. What the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence two centuries ago is still as true today – all men and women are created equal. Even the citizens of China.