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Mr. Sangay, 43, a former legal scholar at Harvard, was elected last year to take over the Dalai Lama’s political duties in Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. His official title is kalon tripa, or prime minister.
"They have a world-class port, a great stock market and the best dim sum in the world. I don't know why China should have all of that and not us.
U.S. Senator John McCain called for the invasion of Hong Kong today in response to recent leaks about secret surveillance programs.
In an interview with BBC World News, the hawkish Republican said that by hosting the leaker, Edward Snowden, Hong Kong has proven itself to be an enemy of the United States.
"Either you're with us or you're against us," McCain explained to anchor Freddie Lyon, "and clearly the nation of Hong Kong is against us. By harboring this known cybercriminal they pose a clear and present danger to the American people.
"After we take Hong Kong and capture Snowden, we need to seriously think about annexing the territory,' he continued. "They have a world-class port, a great stock market and the best dim sum in the world. I don't know why China should have all of that and not us.
"If we had a military base in Hong Kong we could keep a close eye on what the Chinese are up to. We could station missiles that would be only minutes away from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin - all the major cities. And finally we'd have a place where we could move the Guantanamo inmates.
"Sure it will be a difficult adjustment at first. But everyone already speaks English, so half our work is done. In time Hong Kongers will come to love our rule - just like the Hawaiians, the Filipinos and the Afghans."
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originally posted by: intrptr
Chinese Jihadists, huh?
Ilham Tohti, an Uighur scholar known as an advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, was sentenced to life in prison last week by a court in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region in northwestern China, on charges of preaching separatism. It was an unusually severe punishment to hand down to a moderate, peaceful intellectual. It reflects Chinese authorities’ hard line on ethnic minorities who increasingly express frustration with majority Han Chinese rule.
The Chinese leaders should realize that such an approach will not succeed in containing the resistance of Uighur people. Unless Beijing drastically expands the autonomy of minority regions and takes steps to develop their economies, the country will continue to suffer from social instability as demonstrated in the recent series of terrorist attacks by separatists.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
Not up on Current events?
originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter
We could station missiles that would be only minutes away from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin - all the major cities.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
so this is true, or is not true?
The “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong continue on – destabilizing the small southern Chinese island famous as an international hub for corporate-financier interests, and before that, the colonial ambitions of the British Empire. Those interests have been conspiring for years to peel the island away from Beijing after it was begrudgingly returned to China in the late 1990′s, and use it as a springboard to further destabilize mainland China.
Behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests, which masquerade as a “pro-democracy” movement seeking “universal suffrage” and “full democracy,” is a deep and insidious network of foreign financial, political, and media support. Prominent among them is the US State Department and its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as well as NED’s subsidiary, the National Democratic Institute (NDI).