I’ve been watching stories on Hong Kong somewhat more closely these days, since I’ll be traveling there for Labor Day weekend. The most important news these days is on what has been labeled a “draconian” security law that elicited a large protest of approximately 500,000 people. When you think about it, 500,000 people is quite a large protest. But when you consider that Hong Kong has a total population of 6.7 million, that’s about 7.5% of the population that actually came out to protest. That’s an amazing percentage of citizenry that was motivated enough to actually go out and publically express their feelings.