In politics, what do we get out of voting against somebody instead of for something? Especially when it hurts us?Spite can be tactical. Spite can be beneficial.
More people have died, been injured, and been arrested during the French protests than have in Hong Kong. The French protests have been going on for twice as long and are on issues of much greater relevance to western citizens.
Ironically, China’s actions have facilitated the ascent of Donald Trump to power, who has embraced a tougher approach towards China to put an end to its illegitimate policies.