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Old 02.07.2019, 14:51
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Hong Kong demonstrations

The demonstrations in Hong Kong continue. China is not happy.

Any HK-ers here who could shed more light ?
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Old 27.05.2020, 16:07
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Resurrecting old thread as situation in Hong Kong deteriorates.

I wouldn't be surprised if China will tighten their grip on HK, things don't look good for the pro democracy movement.
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Resurrecting old thread as situation in Hong Kong deteriorates.

I wouldn't be surprised if China will tighten their grip on HK, things don't look good for the pro democracy movement.
Matter of time, before HongKong is just as much a normal part of China as the rest of the country with likely some economical special rulings to keep the companies in, but even those rulings will fade away over time. Imho the protestors are fighting a battle which is impossible for them to win.

Trump raging against China over Corona has put America aside in any discussion and there is no reason left anymore for the Chinese government to give in at whatever level they might have given in under normal circumstances.
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Old 27.05.2020, 20:11
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

China would like to rule HK without the human rights and democracy the demonstrators want. The U.S has very limited options to support them, whoever the president may be.
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China would like to rule HK without the human rights and democracy the demonstrators want. The U.S has very limited options to support them, whoever the president may be.
It's a damn shame what happened to Hong Kong. From a once world-class city, it's slowly degenerating into a mainland entity and there's nothing the world can do about it.
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

The US have just revoked Hong Kong's special status. As a consequence sanctions on China are now likely to apply to HK as well.
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

It's not the question if Hong Kong will lose their sovereignty, but when. Most likely way before 2047.
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The US have just revoked Hong Kong's special status.
Is it confirmed? Some sources say yes, others just report the announcement of such an intention made by Pompeo, which goes in the same direction but has a different weight.
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It's not really revoking, by law every year it has to be extended or it expires automatically. And by law that special status is a demand for special treatment of HongKong.

So how exactly this is going, or when it would be effective is a mystery to me.
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Is it confirmed? Some sources say yes, others just report the announcement of such an intention made by Pompeo, which goes in the same direction but has a different weight.
Looks like your doubts are justified, apparently Pompeo only said the should be removed. Nothing final, yet.

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But of course a statement from Pompeo carries a lot of weight nonetheless; a warning shot before China's bow, figuratively speaking. According to the NYT the probable reason for Pompeo's statement is a new Chinese law, expected later this year, to suppress terrorism, support "natinal security" and quell calls for Hong Kong independence from China.
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