This is the beginning of the end for a free Hong Kong. It also means that the only way for Taiwan to become a part of China is by force–WAR! Those who deluded themselves to think that the Hong Kong model might be a means for a settlement with Hong Kong, now ought to, but probably will not, see that any deal to preserve multiple politico-economic systems within China is pointless. The leaders and people of Taiwan would have to be fools to believe any guarantees from the CCP. One can only find such fools among Western Progressives.