Why Hong Kong Authorities Are Desperate To Regain Control Of CUHK University

The last few days have seen scenes of utter carnage appearing on social media round the world as Hong Kong authorities (with the ‘generous support’ of the PLA) have fought with students at various universities.

However, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was apparently the main focus of the police, and became a literal battleground.

As The Epoch Times’ Tang Jingyuan points out, the answer may be simpler (and more ominous) than many suspect. Many CUHK students suspect that the real goal of the police is to control the internet, as Hong Kong’s internet center which handles 99 percent of the city’s internet traffic is located inside the CUHK campus.

HKIX is a cooperative project initiated by the Information Technology Services Centre of CUHK, providing service free of charge. It is now operated by HKIX Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the CUHK Foundation.

The function of HKIX is to connect internet service providers (ISPs) in Hong Kong so that intra-Hong Kong traffic can be exchanged locally without routing through the United States or any other country. About 99 percent of Hong Kong’s internet traffic goes through the center. According to Cloudflare, HKIX is the largest internet exchange point in Asia.

Many CUHK students suspect that the police is actually going after HKIX, because taking control of HKIX means Beijing can either shut down the internet or monitor internet communications.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/heres-real-reason-why-hong-kong-authorities-are-desperate-regain-control-university

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