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The Sky-High Stakes in Hong Kong

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Posted By: Toledo, 6/13/2019 7:08:37 AM

In Hong Kong's huge protest over a proposed law that would allow extradition from the territory to mainland China, there is far more at stake than "confidence" in the integrity of Hong Kong's legal system, or the health of Hong Kong's economy -- important though those both are. The real showdown going on in Hong Kong has long been between despotism and democracy, between tyranny and the Free World. And whether we, the free people of America, and our allies, choose to think of it this way or not, the reality is that the showdown now taking place in Hong Kong will shape our future as well.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 6/13/2019 7:21:33 AM (No. 97256)
America failed to support the Iranian people in their protests against tyrrany there. Let's not abandon the people of Hong Kong too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 6/13/2019 9:05:43 AM (No. 97337)
Even the limited freedoms held by Hong Kong residents are wholely incompatible with China's Communist government. These freedoms must be hidden from mainland citizens lest a bigger Tianamen erupt.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F16 guy 6/13/2019 10:08:31 AM (No. 97403)
Has anyone seen any stories on the media about this? Or are they ignoring it because "Impeach Trump" ??
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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc 6/13/2019 11:38:32 AM (No. 97463)
It's not our fight. A positive aspect is the wealthy residents are probably transferring their money here as we speak.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone 6/13/2019 12:04:13 PM (No. 97486)
Unfortunately for the Hong Kong people their homeland territory is geographically located adjacent to Communist China, a location where the British had no chance to protect the territory from a Chinese takeover, so the British, at the end of their lease, could only try to negotiate the best political deal with China that they could for the Hong Kong People, essentially potentially holding off a lot of the Communist Chinese system in Hong Kong for 50 years. It looks like China is now reneging on aspects of that deal by proposing to bring accused Hong Kong People to China for trial.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 6/13/2019 1:30:53 PM (No. 97545)
If the Brits had any military moxie, they could have had a deterring presence there to keep the chi-coms from swarming over the border. As usual, they were short-sighted.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highvoltage 6/13/2019 3:29:36 PM (No. 97628)
A sad day for democracy is the protesters are not successful. Freedom is a God given right and must not be taken away by anyone or any group or government. Many soldiers have died to ensure that freedom
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