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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:45 PM

TEN WEEKS OF DEMOCRATIC PROTESTS FOR HONG KONG INDEPENDENCE



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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:47 PM

1. Ain't gonna happen,I'm afraid.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:04 PM

4. Hong Kong has a history, culture, and world economic networks.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:00 PM

2. Not going to happen. Hong Kong is China, and even under the colonial powers they were never truly

independent

The colonial powers and Asia was a story of exploitation, and the Opium wars where the west were essentially drug pushers is only one example of this

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:07 PM

5. Siding against Hong Kong is siding with autocracy. Why not just wish them well in their democratic

aim to remain sovereign.

I don't accept any political inevitability of autocratic power or the attitude of determinism.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:34 PM

7. You believe they were sovereign under British rule?

Perhaps you should read the history of China and the absuses they endured from foreign nations

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:57 PM

8. Everyone knows they were a colony. But whose colony impacts how you look at governing.

They've chosen as their government a three-branch system. China wants to do away with that.

Ask them which nation is foreign to them now.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:03 PM

3. This is what happens when a dictator has a lifetime appointment

and is given absolute power. America is not there for the Hong Kongers because of drumpf et al. I hope Hong Kongers fight like hell against Xi and his corrupt regime.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:16 PM

6. Govts captured by money let the armed henchmen do their bidding. Against 8 MILLION people.

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The Chinese taught the world in the Vietnam war that the powerful vision of the VietCong could not be stopped by the world's largest military.

The Chinese, having shown that, might just make a compromise rather than let word get out that they kill their own people just for Hong Kong's wealth control.

Other financial centers are watching.

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