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  • Protesters storm Hong Kong legistlative council and raise the Union Flag.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-48829298

    Seems some have fond memories of the Empire.
    "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

  • #2
    are the Chinese warming up their tanks??

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    • #3
      The protests are ongoing. Shutting down the HK airport now. Don't seem many Union Jacks in evidence now.

      Compared to how French Plod deal with the Yellow Vests the Hong Kong police seem remarkably restrained.




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      • #4
        If the Chinese are putting troops on Hong Kong's border, it may be a harbinger of what they intend to do. If so, it would be Tianamen Square on a much larger scale.

        And the Chinese have no qualms about killing a few thousand dissidents.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #5
          The Chinese moved too quickly. I've read that they were trying to use the same "semi-autonomous" line to try to get Taiwan to rejoin. Now, they've played their hand and that will never happen.

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          • #6
            As I understand it, HK will automaticaly become a legal part of the PRC in 2043 or somewhat ?

            The Brits rented it for 99 years and negotiated for the citizens to retain their existing rights for another half century or so.

            So all of this seems rather futile, can they legally migrate to the UK ?

            If so now imho would be the time to do so
            High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.
            Major Atticus Finch - ACW Rainbow Co.

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            • #7
              I don't think the residents of Hong Kong are eligible to move to the UK. The UK actually owned Hong Kong Island, but the Chinese refused to renew the Lease for the New Territories Kowloon).

              Pruitt
              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                I don't think the residents of Hong Kong are eligible to move to the UK. The UK actually owned Hong Kong Island, but the Chinese refused to renew the Lease for the New Territories Kowloon).

                Pruitt
                Not quite correct, the UK never sought to renew the lease and negotiated the settlement before it expired.
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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