I may be on the other side of the world, but Hong Kong has been and always will be my home. And the home that I know is a free and independent city built on the respect of the people and promises upheld, no matter what. We were promised political autonomy from China’s communist regime and now they wish to undermine their own word of honor by planting their venomous seed under the skin of our land. There is a reason that “S.A.R.” is at the end of the full name of Hong Kong: Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong is and has been more fruitful than the mainland is precisely because of the fact that WE ARE NOT CHINA. We refuse to adhere to their so-called “standards.” Let’s not stoop down to their level and react with meaningless violence. Let’s beat the powers that be at their own game; use cunning intelligence and vehement eloquence to let them know that WE THE PEOPLE reign sovereign, not their inane hand-puppet. We will storm the walls of Beijing with fervent diction until they understand that we will not bend or kneel. We will not allow our home to be destroyed from within our own soil. We will not give up until China fears our voices. We will not stop, we will not falter. We will not surrender. We are vigilant. We are a single united entity. We will not stand to have our way of life and freedoms trifled with. WE ARE NOT CHINA. WE ARE HONG KONG.