No one should believe Hongkongers are alone in their desire for self-determination. Hundreds of millions of mainland Chinese are sympathetic to their views and form the great unknown which will one day prevail in the innate human quest for freedom from oppression. The CCP is terrified of the demographics within China, being so outnumbered that the slightest shift in public sentiment can turn into a demonstration unlike any the world has ever witnessed.
And without doubt a tsunami is coming. The only question is when.