Date: June 10, 2019 06:36PM
Some very disturbing news from Hong Kong recently, namely that the Red Chinese want the right to extradite people out of Hong Kong. Given that the PRC still has a network of gulags/prison camps, this is very bad news indeed. This comes in the wake of a million-man march in HK commemorating the Tianamen massacre by Communist troops, which people in the rest of the PRC don't tend to know about.
The LDS, of course, have a temple in Hong Kong, and have been angling after Chinese converts for some time now. They have been partly successful among Chinese students but meet clandestinely within the PRC.
When Hong Kong was taken over by the PRC in the 1990s, the promise was "One Country, Two Systems", and that Hong Kong would be left alone. The LDS can practise there freely. In the PRC, they can't because the state (which is officially atheist) insists on controlling every single religion, and does not allow those which are headed up abroad. However, the PRC has eaten away at this and has moved tens of thousands of people from the PRC into HK to colonize it.
Anyway, interesting times. Will the PRC clamp down on the LDS in HK? I suspect they are low on the list of ideological targets. But should tensions rise between the USA and PRC then the LDS will become more of a priority for the secret police.