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(@enkasongwriter)
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05/18/2020 6:58 pm  

News came in that pro-Democracy members were escorted out of the legislature. Many called it a coup.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/asia/hong-kong-legislative-council-scuffle-intl-hnk/index.html

What are we seeing here? What is the future for Hong Kong?


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(@goldstone)
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05/19/2020 9:23 am  

My vision is pretty fuzzy, as I'm still trying to heal from that awful illness of that depression dark haze that plagued me for weeks since the virus has broken out. I can say from my little glimpse that HK will be going through some unrest and oppression, especially when China decided to take this matter into their own hands eventually. I saw an empty main road in darkness, probably late at night, with some of debris, cloth and shoes. I saw small bonfires here and there, it looks like the aftermath of a civil conflict.

I wish I was wrong, though. In terms of seeing things.

I'm always wary of China since early in my childhood, due to their influence that drove my whole family out of Vietnam in the first place after the Viet Cong had won the war. Reading from the predictions on this site makes me feel uneasy and anxious about the future, since they pointed signs that China eventually becomes a global powerhouse. Unless something has changed from within, nothing good usually comes out of them, especially in the later predictions that Australia and it's allies will war with them in later decades.

Sorry for going off-topic before. Back to the thread, I hate to say it, but Hong Kong will have an uphill battle for it's freedom for sure at best.


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(@enkasongwriter)
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05/19/2020 2:14 pm  

@goldstone Ever since Xi got in power, my gut has been telling me that he should not be trusted. I feel a sense of negativity whenever I see him on Phoenix Channel and TVB.


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(@enkasongwriter)
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(@enkasongwriter)
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05/28/2020 3:19 pm  

While on Twitter, Animal Crossing started becoming more of a political platform, especially given COVID. One player used it to protest for Hong Kong democracy.

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/animal-crossing-new-horizons-is-fast-becoming-a-new-way-for-hong-kong-protesters-to-fight-for-democracy


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(@jeanne-mayell)
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06/15/2020 12:51 pm  

People are fleeing Hong Kong in anticipation of reign of terror. UK says they are offering refuge.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/hong-kong-china-security-law-emigrate-police-crackdown/2020/06/15/891718d6-aa07-11ea-a43b-be9f6494a87d_story.html?


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(@enkasongwriter)
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06/16/2020 10:37 am  

@jeanne-mayell I am worried as I have relatives in Hong Kong.


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(@coyote)
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06/16/2020 1:11 pm  

The authoritarian regime in China is circling the drain the same way it is in the US; I don’t see the communist party being in power in 2030 (at least not in its current form). But before it goes away, it’s likely it will lash out in violent ways that are reminiscent of Tiananmen. It’s already apparent that Beijing is extremely hostile towards Hong Kong’s democratic institutions and wants to snuff them out. Xi might try to do so violently, especially if there’s resistance. So the concerns of @enkasongwriter are valid in my opinion, and I don’t think a comparison of material standards of living is the best way to allay them.


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(@tgraf66)
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06/30/2020 1:49 am  

China's ruling body has rubber-stamped what they are calling a new "Hong Kong National Security Law"  They have not yet released full details of the law, but there are some troubling things in what has come out.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3091119/hong-kong-national-security-law-passed-beijing-expected


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(@enkasongwriter)
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07/01/2020 5:18 pm  

The Hong Kong police are arresting protestors for pro-separation rhetoric.


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(@enkasongwriter)
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07/31/2020 8:19 pm  

I'm going to bump this up as China is also targeting Taiwan.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-30/china-set-its-sights-on-taiwan-after-hong-kong-crackdown

How low can China get?


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(@tgraf66)
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08/01/2020 3:16 am  

@enkasongwriter As low as they want.  They are fully aware that the US is in no position to do much about it right now, so like Russia, they are taking advantage.


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