Hong Kong Marks “Day of Grief” as China Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Communist Rule

Anti-government protesters build a barricade in Sham Shui Po district, on China’s National Day in Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019.
Image: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The China-Hong Kong divide takes center stage today as China celebrates 70 years of Communist rule. A major celebration of China’s military and economic might is underway in Tiananmen Square.

Meanwhile, protestors plan to march in Hong Kong despite a police ban, labeling October 1 a “Day of Grief.” China recently increased its paramilitary forces in the semiautonomous region following weeks of civil unrest, Reuters reports.

Asian Access board member Francis Tsui says religious freedom thrives in Hong Kong now, but that could change. “I want the global Church to pray for Christians in China, in Hong Kong,” he requests.

“It is not about what we see. It is about what we see God has been doing.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth