Special Report: Hong Kong on Edge

  • Published: 27 September 2019
  • Bloomberg Television goes inside the protests in Hong Kong that have transformed from opposition to an extradition bill, to wider anger over civil rights and China's influence. In this special program, correspondent Stephen Engle talks to key players from all sides, unearthing the causes of the violent unrest, and seeking possible solutions to a crisis that's threatening the future of this unique city.

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  • Fulton
    Fulton  21 minutes back

    Can I go fight? Like can I hop on a plane from Cali to Hong Kong and join the revolution cuz I really want to

    • OH MY GOD.
      OH MY GOD.  7 hours back

      then don't enslave your own people.

      • J Cub
        J Cub  1 days back

        Thank you for reporting on this

        • Andy Tang
          Andy Tang  2 days back

          Good reporting! I wonder how many people in China are watching this...

          • hump de dump oysters
            hump de dump oysters  2 days back

            Give Hong Kong their freedom, China....

            • Mikeg73
              Mikeg73  3 days back

              when these protestors are being arrested they are shouting their full names and saying that they would never kill themselves, because so many people are being arrested then killed by police who tell the public it was suicide to hide the fact that they are murdering their own citizens. HK wants democracy they want freedom something that China doesn't want, it one country is oppressed and controlled then soon so will everyone else

              • Julien Lauzon
                Julien Lauzon  3 days back

                Go China !

                • Baby Lon
                  Baby Lon  3 days back

                  How come they hear only one side?

                  •   4 days back

                    Hong kong never give up in prayer...God is power full...

                    • Patrick Veith
                      Patrick Veith  4 days back

                      I just hope the rest of the world is watching hong kong, and standing up for your rights, against the greedy bastards.

                      • Rosie Darko
                        Rosie Darko  4 days back

                        They talk a whole lot about vicious violence coming from the protestors, but what i do see a whole lot is batons hitting bare arms...

                        • Rosie Darko
                          Rosie Darko  4 days back

                          Alright. Just so it's clear, EVERYONE has the right to be in total distrust of the judicial system in mainland China. Fuck the smear campaigns, can you recount how much rotten shit that got exposed on the weibo and then all the discussions just mysteriously evaporated? And then the person posted that somehow incarcerated or disappeared for no good reason? This is the norm. This is what's happening every day and stuff people learnt to not talk about. This is fucked up. Nobody trusts us. Not even ourselves.

                          • Louie Montana
                            Louie Montana  4 days back

                            If u mainland chinese love your own country then stay there. Stop interrupting other country affairs

                            • Albert Bishop
                              Albert Bishop  4 days back

                              And it's always "protesters' fault".... Curiously enough!

                              • PhunkBustA
                                PhunkBustA  4 days back

                                there is no such thing as a Chinese citizen, nobody other than Chinese can become citizens, so there are only Chinese people
                                yea prc article 7 bla bla bla
                                but does it really matter, they're just going to do what they want to you anyway

                                • Kate Kwong
                                  Kate Kwong  4 days back

                                  some dates stated on the top left corner are not correct....

                                  • ssemperfi81
                                    ssemperfi81  4 days back

                                    Fuck Bloomberg you're for China communist piece of 💩

                                    • ssemperfi81
                                      ssemperfi81  4 days back

                                      Long live the people of Hong Kong!!!

                                      • Michael Kummer
                                        Michael Kummer  4 days back

                                        Very nicely done reporting. I think the only conclusion I can have is that the ONE country TWO system must be reconsidered and have a one/new system which is more considerate of the the interests of the YOUTH / the future generation. Jacinda Ardern New ZEALAND prime minister said something similar..."Inter-generational well being"

                                        • darth vader
                                          darth vader  5 days back

                                          that is going to happen north k

                                          • darth vader
                                            darth vader  5 days back

                                            f china

                                            • darth vader
                                              darth vader  5 days back

                                              let them in to the u.s they would be a great asset to the u.s.

                                              • chang dijun
                                                chang dijun  5 days back

                                                🍊dear 您 madam carrie lam, believe in qualities of young people🍊
                                                🔸believe they are able to lead the country and bring many good propositions🍊you need to change something 🍊
                                                🔸 if you agree to let them express themselves they will make a better place🍊
                                                🔸welcome their ideas🍊
                                                🔸 invite them to build the country and make decisions with you🍊free yourself too🍊
                                                🔸why do they break the law ?
                                                It means I AM ABLE TO DO BIGGER THINGS THAN THAT,
                                                🍊It means my energy cannot just stay in this small part of myself "my body" 🍊experimentate freedom of movement 🍊freedom of ideas to build new situations 🍊give them the keys to lead a part of the honk Hong project
                                                🍊Invite Joshua Wong to think about 🍊OK if I give you the keys of honk Hong what are you going to do?🍊 what are your propositions to build youth of your generation in honk Hong
                                                🍊they need a generation transformation
                                                🍊So what will you do if they are leaders and you not ?
                                                🍊You can support them to allow their project to be more effective
                                                🍊Be a part of them 🍊you are a part of them they will feed your own creativity 🍊be confident that impredicable situations is a way to grow your country and can be exponential 🍊🌸🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🦚🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🌏🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🍑🥮🥮🥮🥮🥮🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎍🀄🤗 reunite british culture and chinese culture mix the laws🍫
                                                🔸I love women in this government, your community people in honk Hong need a young Dady like Joshua Wong with mom '

                                                • Jo Omer
                                                  Jo Omer  6 days back

                                                  This is a biased media. These people are trying to split the country and create chaos.

                                                  • kingjohn1717
                                                    kingjohn1717  4 days back

                                                    These people are fighting for freedom and peace. safe from the tyrannical China.

                                                • Bella
                                                  Bella  6 days back

                                                  Martin Lee, love him <3

                                                  • Zoran Lazarević
                                                    Zoran Lazarević  6 days back

                                                    Everybody gangsta till Type 99's show up

                                                    • Hello Kitty
                                                      Hello Kitty  6 days back

                                                      Not surprised to find 50 cent party in here defending the CCP lol

                                                      • Albert Bishop
                                                        Albert Bishop  4 days back

                                                        If it was in Italy, every single party would be defending the police violence and every kind of anti Italian measures.....

                                                    • Jehpu Hmar
                                                      Jehpu Hmar  7 days back

                                                      I'm with Hong Kong . China sucks

                                                      • Drizzy 95
                                                        Drizzy 95  7 days back

                                                        Hongkongers do not trust Chinese, but they are Chinese most of them, so they do not trust themselves?

                                                        Good I do not trust myself either

                                                        • Fair Vue
                                                          Fair Vue  7 days back

                                                          The colonizer Britain, started local elections only 10 years before the Hongkong land return, says a lot of things. We knew Britain has been super good in seeding seeds of instability wherever it was kicked out.

                                                          • Fair Vue
                                                            Fair Vue  7 days back

                                                            Hongkong's economy is only 3% of Chinese economy now, the young people have less hope, they do what all hopeless young people do, go to the streets. But, at the end day, everyone needs work hard for their bright future.

                                                            • Fair Vue
                                                              Fair Vue  3 days back

                                                              @Rosie Darko Another alternative, start immigration applications to foreign countries like Britain, U.S.. They will gladly accept young people who embrace their democratic values.

                                                            • Rosie Darko
                                                              Rosie Darko  4 days back

                                                              They took it to the street precisely because they want the right to work hard for a bright future. Right now, most of them work hard but the future waiting for them is a dark and unknown one.

                                                          • Fair Vue
                                                            Fair Vue  7 days back

                                                            It's totally fine to experiment western style democracy in Hongkong city before 2047, but it's a bad idea to insult your own country, or seek separatism.

                                                            • carolyn jiang
                                                              carolyn jiang  7 days back

                                                              The American and European countries have never been really compatible with or tolerant for other cultures or systems in the world. they are just reluctant to lose their dominance around the world. Any system or culture that differentiate themselves from America nor European system have either been attacked by their intrusion or messed up by constant riots with their supports.

                                                              • W Lee
                                                                W Lee  1 weeks back

                                                                HK Freedom fighters~ Don't give into the uncivlized communism by Xi.

                                                                • charles chibuike
                                                                  charles chibuike  1 weeks back

                                                                  Freedom is eminence every body deserves to be free

                                                                  • Adrian Luke
                                                                    Adrian Luke  1 weeks back

                                                                    One Country policy two systems fail in Hongkong. China treats Hong Kong people like enemies. Respect for the youth of Hong Kong for the courage and sacrifice of life to protect the freedom of human rights. Living like that is worth living.. We honored Hongkong.

                                                                    • Jeannie Seibert
                                                                      Jeannie Seibert  1 weeks back

                                                                      Why does CCP distrust people, its own citizens, so much?

                                                                      • Jason Yang
                                                                        Jason Yang  6 days back

                                                                        Jeannie Seibert who?do they distrust?

                                                                    • Dyno Saur
                                                                      Dyno Saur  1 weeks back

                                                                      Its not about the new ccp Chinese Children Protesters, the police being weak upholding order, making women as a leader or foreign media who just simply lie. Its about the flawed system we create. The voting system itself is the one that divides society. Its a problem that will come back again. If theres a statement for 3 people while 2 agree and 1 disagree what would you do to the person who disagree? People should also vote for bills not just for electing officials. Media should just take video and post them, no need commentators and news anchor plus clickbait title. People will judge by what they see. If the world is governed by 1 and the majority voted for a person who wants to erradicate a country and its people what would you expect?

                                                                      • Eymi Perez
                                                                        Eymi Perez  1 weeks back

                                                                        I don’t understand why the government n some of the elder people believe the youth doesn’t understand the history the political views like they don’t know like they can’t think! Same thing happening in South America, Central America and Mexico killing students and Disappearing! So No One can Listen to their VIOCE and VIEWS of the Future because the government doesn’t want to change and are more afraid of the new changes the youth can make. What I see is almost all the government around the world have similar systems a system that has function to does that are part of it but for others it has not change n remain the same. It’s unfair because we do see what the government has done in the past n the new generation doesn’t like it n wants change and it doesn’t completely work for them n besides like previous rules you will eventually died because life it’s a cycle when your done with your full circle n ur gone n the next in line have to deal with the previous crap they left behind to try to fix it because the dead fools that demand n Corrupt the system are happily dead!!

                                                                        • Scott Calihan
                                                                          Scott Calihan  1 weeks back

                                                                          If the people voted for freedom let them have willingly or bye force 2nd amendment us constitutional right!!!!💪💪💪

                                                                          • Jeannie Seibert
                                                                            Jeannie Seibert  1 weeks back

                                                                            Apparently Hong Kong doesn't have a constitution or bill of rights.

                                                                        • Scott Calihan
                                                                          Scott Calihan  1 weeks back

                                                                          Stay strong us behind you💪💪💪👀👀 👊👊💪💯👊 u.s.a can help

                                                                          • Junior K
                                                                            Junior K  1 weeks back

                                                                            C. Lam is a big liar

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                                                                                • Cole Valentine
                                                                                  Cole Valentine  1 weeks back

                                                                                  She said pussy footing around wow

                                                                                  • DemoLinK HD
                                                                                    DemoLinK HD  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I'm just waiting for the moment a guy shows up to retaliate vs the police rubber bullets with a real gun and ammo. Its simple knowledge of threat of force. When one force increases the other will in time. The more china fights it, the more people from other country will join and fight. Some advice for the police and china would be stop using force, and get talking.

                                                                                    • Hiyss
                                                                                      Hiyss  1 weeks back

                                                                                      its surprising that when i went there last year everything looked great. Now everything is in ruins

                                                                                      • josh ralf cruz
                                                                                        josh ralf cruz  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I hope it can't turn in civil war like ukraine and Syria