New Law in HK put into use

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New Law in HK put into use

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:06 pm

this is what many feared would happen and i hope NO goverment, anywhere complies with the order
China..flexing their muscles

Hong Kong police order arrest of exiled activists: China state media
WORLD: Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late yesterday (July 31), but the city’s force refused to comment.
The six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27, who recently relocated to Britain after fleeing Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong police officially ordered the arrests of six trouble-makers who have fled overseas,” CCTV state television said.

Law called the charges “trumped-up” and said his only “crime” is that he “loves Hong Kong too much”.
https://www.thephuketnews.com/hong-kong ... u3A-wdfr_Q
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by aggro » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:30 pm

How do democracy activists fare there in Thailand Richard?
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by whatwat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:25 pm

Didn’t this all start because that HKer killed his girlfriend in Taiwan?

HK also tried to implement a new law in 2003 and there were riots so they bottled it.
Don’t listen to Chinese whispers.
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by aggro » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 pm

whatwat wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Didn’t this all start because that HKer killed his girlfriend in Taiwan?
No.
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by whatwat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:02 pm

aggro wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 pm
whatwat wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Didn’t this all start because that HKer killed his girlfriend in Taiwan?
No.
Yes
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law ... aiwan-sets
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:07 am

whatwat wrote:Didn’t this all start because that HKer killed his girlfriend in Taiwan?

HK also tried to implement a new law in 2003 and there were riots so they bottled it.
Yes. This is HK enforcing a new law passed by the mainland Chinese government.

The implication is clear.

HK is now merely another region of mainland China, same as Beijing, Shanghai, or Tibet. All under the rule of the glorious CCP, the embodiment of all Chinese people.

Expect Taiwan to be next, maybe another region like Singapore, sometime in the future.
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Re: New Law in HK put into use

Post by aggro » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:07 am
whatwat wrote:Didn’t this all start because that HKer killed his girlfriend in Taiwan?

HK also tried to implement a new law in 2003 and there were riots so they bottled it.
Yes. This is HK enforcing a new law passed by the mainland Chinese government.

The implication is clear.

HK is now merely another region of mainland China, same as Beijing, Shanghai, or Tibet. All under the rule of the glorious CCP, the embodiment of all Chinese people.

Expect Taiwan to be next, maybe another region like Singapore, sometime in the future.
Hong Kong was always a part of China, except for the brief period when Britain colonized it. It came under the Qin Dynasty about 2200 years ago.

Believe it or not, that's why all the signs there are in Chinese.

It's funny to see Taiwan defended as a bastion of freedom and democracy now considering its history. Generalissimo Kaishek fled there when he lost the civil war on the mainland in 1949. Then he put the island under martial law for almost 40 years. No elections, no opposition, no free speech, no problem.That is also incidentally when all the western powers supported it most.

Taiwan didn't have a Taiwanese born president until 1988. Before that they were all from mainland China. Taiwan didn't have a popular election to choose the president until 1996.

Nixon was shaking hands with Mao in 1972, and ten years later the western powers and China were voting to give Cambodia's seat in the UN to Pol Pot. True freedom fighters concerned about human rights.

Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, the western powers don't pick and chose who they support based on "freedom and democracy"? Maybe, just maybe, something else is at play here. I know it's hard to fathom that our enlightened rulers are concerned with anything other than the well being of the people. But on second thought, that could possibly be why Nixon was okay with China under Mao and Chile under Pinochet. Or why the same laws and worse that are condemned in China are totally okay, fine, and not even mentioned when enforced in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, etc., etc., for the last 50-60 years.

Nah, couldn't be.
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