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originally posted by: paraphi
The rest of the world won't know, and will ignore the human rights violations, just as they are ignoring the Chinese concentration camps which house a million Uighur Muslims who are being “re-educated”.
Advice – stop buying from China.
originally posted by: Homefree
Can't never could.
originally posted by: justwokeup
there's nothing anybody can really do about it.
I say we rain Wal-Marts from the sky on their buck-toothed, slant-eyed asses if they don't back off.
Call me old-fashioned.
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: Edumakated
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: AnakinWayneII
Hong Kong does belong to china, doesn't it?
Would the usa be excited about others telling us how to handle puerto rico?
It isn't quite apples to apples....
Hong Kong has been autonomous from China and was only "handed over to them" in 1997 after being a British Colony for like 125 years. Hong Kong was largely "free" like any other western society, so being under China's commie thumb is not really something I think most people in Hong Kong have ever wanted hence the protests.
The US is in a precarious position because Hong Kong is a major financial hub. On the one hand, we benefit from them being largely capitalistic. On the other hand, are they worth going to war over. Probably not.
Part of me thinks these riots in Hong Kong are actually designed to make Trump blink on the tariffs to avoid having to go to war with China. So China is losing the tariff war. The only way they can get Trump to backoff is to cause havoc in Hong Kong knowing Trump will not want armed conflict and may backoff on tariffs if China, backs off on Hong Kong...
The one single most incorrect post today
There was a brief time , after the opium wars , that it was "ceded" to the British (never was a "colony" though)
Hong Kong was China (214 BCE )until the British leased it in 1898 .
That is why 92% of the population is Han Chinese and , most of which are Chinese nationals.
The lease was for 99 years and expired in 1997 .
originally posted by: namehere
the west will probably sanction them again like after tiananmen square happened, possibly even America sending weapons and training people in gorilla warfare and sabotage, to create a full on rebellion against Chinese rule.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
strongly worded letter, and then hope for something else to happen to distract the masses.
I weep for what is going to occur there, but I also dont think China realizes what is in store for them down there, from what I have heard on NPR many of these folks have decided that its do or die time, China will get control of Hong kong no doubt but it may literally be over a mountain of corpses.