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One country, one system:
The week that China shredded
its promise on Hong Kong

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/25/2020 5:09:15 AM

HONG KONG — Martin Lee has tangled with the Chinese Communist Party countless times in his decades-long fight to achieve free elections in Hong Kong and enlist Western support for the city's democratic ambitions. Last weekend, the police came knocking. Seven officers appeared at Lee’s home and arrested the 81-year-old for participating in an unauthorized protest last year that 1.7 million people attended. More than a dozen other democracy activists were detained the same day. The arrests buttressed a week of coordinated actions by Beijing that experts say have redefined the status of Hong Kong.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 4/25/2020 6:19:00 AM (No. 390806)
China has acted to take over Hong Kong, Two systems one China is dead. Xi has killed the deal.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/25/2020 7:48:17 AM (No. 390850)
China is making its move for dominance. Clearly, the President’s decision to hold China accountable for the theft of our intellectual property and unfair trade practices has not sat well as along with the aggression in the South China Sea. Call me a conspiracy nut but I find it highly suspect that the Coronavirus outbreak just happened by accident. While it may have, China certainly used it to its advantage by refusing to be transparent and allow counties in to assess the situation. China is not our friend. Our resurgence in the world has upset China’s plan to be the dominate superpower. Then along comes Trump and his determination to hold China accountable was a existential threat that had to be managed. While the President is occupied with the virus, China is flexing its muscles in the hope he will lose his re-election. He better think twice because this President will not forget the damage that has been done to this country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jacksin5 4/25/2020 9:00:00 AM (No. 390922)
Is Taiwan next?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/25/2020 9:37:51 AM (No. 390973)
Mr. Lee was treated like he didn't wear his N95 mask in the USA.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 4/25/2020 10:48:25 AM (No. 391072)
The only thing about this which surprises me is that it took this long. Anyone with the ability to understand world history (unfortunately, that apparently does not include a significant number of those making foreign policy decisions for most of Western Civilization) knew it was just a matter when China would break that promise, not a question of whether they would.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker 4/25/2020 11:10:20 AM (No. 391098)
Why is anybody surprised by this? Back when the TV show "Hong Kong" got me interested in the area and I found out that the city would eventually be returned to China, my elementary school-age self thought, "Well, that isn't going to work." (I was weird kid.) Ask Tibet and Viet Nam what they think about China as a neighbor.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/25/2020 11:53:38 AM (No. 391166)
A promise from China has all the value and permanency of flatulence.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/25/2020 12:42:50 PM (No. 391263)
The policies China is pursuing are the policies the WaPo would have us have here. Hong Kong will have to fight, or they are done. So will Taiwan. I think both will. China is making a lot of enemies, at least it's leaders are. That usually does not end well for such leaders.
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