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    The hated extradition 'edict' has been withdrawn by the Hong Kong government. It looks like the protestors won-so far.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/asia/...hnk/index.html

    'Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a "highly vulnerable and dangerous" place and find solutions.'

    'The announcement, live on television, came after Reuters reports on Friday and Monday revealed that Beijing had thwarted an earlier proposal from Lam to withdraw the bill and that she had said privately that she would resign if she could, according to a leaked audio recording.'

    '"Lingering violence is damaging the very foundations of our society, especially the rule of law," Lam said in her address on Wednesday.'

    'The withdrawal, a key demand of protesters, came after unrest that drove the former British colony to the edge of anarchy as the government repeatedly refused to back down - igniting pitched battles across the city of seven million, the arrests of more than 1,000 protesters, and leaving a society deeply divided.'


    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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      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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        "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
        Samuel Johnson.

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          I think this is the classic example of "too little, too late". The protests have since morphed beyond the extradition bill into what is basically an independence movement. Beijing's imposed harsh responses against peaceful protesters (see what happened in Prince Edward station last week for instance) has only resulted in turning virtually all of Hong Kong (minus the CCP stooges) against Chinese rule.

          This is a stalemate: Hong Kongers want independence but China will never allow it.

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