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indarien13712 karma

Not trying to hijack this amazing AMA, but for a Americans and Canadians, the following links can be used to contact your government officials:

For Americans the biggest thing you can do is please ask your congressman to support the passing of the following bill drafted specifically to help Hong Kong:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3289?overview=closed

H.R.3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

To reach House and Senate in one link: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/co-sponsor-hong-kong-human-rights-and-democracy-act-of-2019

For Canadians: https://www.elections.ca/scripts/vis/FindED?L=e&PAGEID=20

Please find your mp candidate, write to them, speak to them in person, find out their stance. They need to hear this issue again and again.

indarien13106 karma

Here are some really good summary articles and links (all in English). If you want the quickest summary, I guess the Vox article would be the closest to eli5 version.

For a good timeline and overview of the movement: https://tl.hkrev.info/en/

I recommend reading this: https://www.vox.com/world/2019/8/22/20804294/hong-kong-protests-9-questions

You can check out the blogs written in English here: https://wiringhk.com

English news updates can be found here: https://t.me/s/guardiansofhongkong

indarien1316 karma

If he doesn’t have a chance to answer this, most of the tourist attractions are on Lantau island, and since the airport protests that area is kept pretty locked down.

When it gets closer to your trip ask over in /r/HongKong and people will help you out.

indarien133 karma

If he doesn’t have a chance to answer this directly, there is actually an AP News article about this today. https://apnews.com/e054402fd7d4489fb2f1d29368e3b945