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Posted By: Pluperfect, 5/23/2020 4:42:42 AM

China is currently transgressing the terms of its 1997 treaty over Hong Kong, which promised a “one country, two systems” settlement that preserved Hong Kong’s somewhat autonomous democratic institutions. These institutions guarantee rights to Hong Kongers and guard its common-law inheritance. China’s legislature in Beijing is preparing a new national-security law aimed at Hong Kong to prohibit and punish terrorism, foreign influence, and secession. By that, they mean demonstration, free speech, and a functioning democratic system with rights guaranteed to citizens. Meanwhile, Beijing’s loyalists installed in Hong Kong’s legislative council have been making open attempts at a putsch against the pro-democracy majority.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/23/2020 9:23:28 AM (No. 419605)
Hong Kong will not go quietly. They love their freedom and will not compromise. If the last demonstration was any indication, this one will be brutal and the Chinese government will not hold back this time. I fear and pray for the people of Hong Kong. Many lives will be lost, and the world can only watch without intervention. Boycott, "Made in China" and stop their Military and Economic Expansionist strategy in conquering a large area of Third World Country.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/23/2020 2:16:52 PM (No. 419875)
Unless the Hong Kong folks start to use force, they will lose. They need to make it too costly for the ChiComs to do this. That means that the thug police and politicians need to just .....die. Kinder gentler measures will not work, but if you send out 10 officers and 8 come home, after a while that will start to turn the tide. This story has played out a lot of times before in human history, and violence is sometimes the only thing that will work. Until the HK folks figure out their own unique ways to wage guerilla warfare against the ChiComs, they will just lose.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman 5/23/2020 2:52:03 PM (No. 419911)
Hong Kong was lost when the lease expired in 1997. Chinese promises are like Chinese dinners. Two hours and you are hungry again. The only promise they intend to keep is to rule the world. And they are working on that. "In the East the Sun is Red." They can be trusted to cheat, lie, and steal. After all they are the master race. Just ask them. Because they are the master race, there are no limits on their power.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/23/2020 5:26:07 PM (No. 420010)
#3, that is the exact same pathology that drove the Japanese about a century ago to start their expansion and plans to rule over all of east Asia and the western Pacific. It took nuclear fires to dissuade them and bring them to heel. Unfortunately, it may well take the same thing to dissuade the Chinese Master Race lunatics, too.
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