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Anyone slightly watching the protests in Hong Kong?

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  1. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    I smell a Chinese revolution brewing. Could get very interesting. I deal with many business partners in China. Still importing lots of goods in to the US (despite trade war). Funny thing is, their prices are dropping. Hmmmm.....imagine that. Anyway, it would be interesting to ask them their take on it.
     
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    598 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    long weekend gives cover
     
  3. VegasMichael

    VegasMichael Well-Known Member Established Member

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    A little a bit. One of my favorite foreign places. Spent a week there back in the 90s. Very interesting place.
     
  4. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Hong Kong: Joshua Wong and other pro-democracy figures arrested

    A comment from elsewhere:


    A summary of what's happened in the past 30 hrs:

    Jimmy Sham, convener of Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), attacked;

    Andy Chan, convener of Hong Kong National Party, arrested;

    KP Chung, applicant of Yuen Long march, attacked;

    Planned march organized by CHRF on Aug 31, banned;

    Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow of Demosisto, arrested.
     
  5. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/cxwxao/hong_kong_police_are_spraying_protesters_with/eyodzg7/


    To people all around the world,

    We, Hongkongers just experienced a terrorist attack planned and executed by our Hong Kong Police Force. At about 10pm today, our police force rushed into our railway system in Prince Edward station, got in to the carriage and indifferently beat up all the people in it regardless they are protesters or simply passengers. They ignored the weapon guidelines and fired tear gas indoor in the carriage which is in fact lethal. Also, they beat up innocent people causing them seriously wounded. Some passengers kneeled before them asking them to stop but the response they got were beaten ever harder. Meanwhile, the police haven’t arrested the passengers after they got beaten up, showing that the only purpose of their brutality was to sort their anger to violence but not dispersing the crowd.

    We, Hongkongers are experiencing a humanitarian crisis and we hope that people all over the world can help us in anyways you can think of. Thank you and we will stay strong.

    Hongkongers 31/8/2019

    pics & videos:
     
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    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My parents visited Hong Kong in 1995 because they wanted to experience it before the Chinese takeover. People were worried about this kind of situation even before 1997. And looks like they were right. I am surprised it took this long. The Chinese are not doing themselves any favors by behaving like this. They appear to be morons?
     
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    OETKB bad attitude Premium Member Established Member

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    I wonder if the police in that subway were native Hong Kong or mainland Chinese?
     
  8. HillbillyHotRod

    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    I would guess most of those in power are mainlanders. I cannot see anyone wanting to do after having a 100 years of freedom.
     
  9. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Don't recall if I typed it out here, but from what I watched via a video, and I hope to get this at least 75%....their government is elected. Something like 1/3rd by the people, 2/3rd by business departments, such as finance or agriculture. The business sectors always vote pro China because if they don't, they won't get the trades. AKA, don't bite the hand that feeds.
     
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    I believe the extradition bill the protestors had issues with has been withdrawn.
     
  11. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Not exactly, and clearly a copy/paste from Reddit:


    The 5 demands of Hong Kongers

    1. Full withdrawal of the extradition bill 徹底撤回送中修例
    Currently the bill is not OFFICIALLY withdrawn, Lam has just promised to initiate a MOTION to withdraw at the Legislative Council in the coming October

    1. A commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality 成立獨立調查委員會 追究警隊濫暴

    2. Retracting the classification of protesters as “rioters” 取消暴動定性

    3. Amnesty for arrested protesters 撤銷對今為所有反送中抗爭者控罪

    4. Dual universal suffrage, meaning for both the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive 以行政命令解散立法會 立即實行雙真普選
    The above four demands are not appropriately responded by Lam. #5DemandsNot1Less
     
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    I'm waiting for them to pull a Taiwan and claim independence.
     
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    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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  15. Silverstrike

    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    The same reason the PRC will never let go of Tibet as it would be a sign of weakness and a few out layer provinces would try to declare independence as soon as that happen.
     
  16. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Beijing is going to run out of 'patience' and step on them hard, if it wasn't for 21st century viral information being broadcast instantly they would have done it already.
     
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  19. Blk04L

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    Yea, only a matter of time before their cell towers go down for maintenance and a bunch of people go west to concentratio.... I mean resorts, forever.
    And some get washed into the storm sewers
     
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  20. bglf83

    bglf83 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Openly attempting to turn people into subjects draws a lot of pushback. Obviously the Chinese did not have Democrat consults.

    Really, I do not think this is getting enough coverage over here though.
     

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