I need to disagree with you that this HK incident is a minor issue that have went under radar in UN. In fact UN human rights office has already called for probe into human right violation in HK and had accused HKPF of using excessive violence. China has since called out UN on this matter.
I am very relieved when i read that you have actual experience in HK and not like many others whom are just pulling things out of thin air. Glad that you have pointed that China has been pushing the narrative of Foreign intervention in HK. I think you would agree with me that the US interference in HK has HELPED China to distract people from the Real HR issues in HK and aid them in labeling it as foreign intervention that USA is already infamous for.
Pardon me for commenting on your domestic politics. It is not a far sketch to say that when Opposite Camp leader Nancy Pelosi met up with Protest leader in HK, she has the motive and it is in her interest to undermine Donald trumps trade deal with China. To help her gain a upper hand in ousting DT WHICH impeachment process is also led by her. Again another case that can be argued that certain US politician are using other nation internal conflicts to gain domestic support. Do they care about HK being free or is it more important for them to impeach DT?
There is no reason for China to destabilize the region and as you know that majority of China population are still very poor. It is a fact that China need a stable and peaceful region to progress economically and as a region, Asia has been benefiting from China economic development. Cannot deny that people quality of life has improve due to the cheaper products and service coming out from China, things are just more affordable to average folks. Look up the BRI, most have signed up for it and why did they sign up for it? Mutual beneficial economic and infrastructure growth.
I think you would have notice that USA influence in Asia has diminished a lot in the recent years, whereas China influence had greatly increased. However i do not think that China thinks US Navy is just for show, they have 1 compared to the 11 aircraft carrier USA owns . Japan , Okinawa , South Korea , Philippines, Taiwan and even Singapore has US bases or military presence in them. Furthermore the huge gap in military spending between USA and China will only increase exponentially, you know the numbers. It will make no sense for China to initiate a military conflict in ASIA, they stand no chance economically and in military power. IMO you would agree with me that it is in every nations interest to bolster their own defense line against potential aggressor when they get economically stronger and can afford money to do so.
Yes you are correct that i am a Singaporean. But you got it wrong in context, my forefathers do not believe that Singapore can survive without being a part of Malaya. But we are eventually kicked out of Malaysia against our will. However, we are colonized by the British empire for 144 years. We remember the days where we got no rights or whatsoever as a subject of the empire, it is our forefathers that are motivated by experiencing colonization that them to lead us into an independent state.
I think it is unfair to compare Singapore to HK as we are kicked out of Malaysia and we are an independent nation. HK is a SAR , they are a part of China and that makes the situation totally different. I do think HK government cares for its citizen ,i do not see why the people in HK still works so hard for the economic development of HK after 1997 if they think the government do not care about them. Hongkongers are well known for being hard workers in our region and they have the longest working hours too. I think you have seen during your time in Hk that even when the protest is ongoing the citizen still went on the work and protest in their free time/lunch time. Would u work your ass off for a government that do not care about you? I doubt so