China & Hong Kong

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Paula
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China & Hong Kong

Post by Paula » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:17 am

Hong Kong 2019 looks like Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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Post by FIRE 2018 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:25 am

Maybe, but in 1968 several countries such as USSR, Poland, Hungary invaded Czech with their troops and tanks. No invasion in HK yet....

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Post by chenda » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:54 am

There is only one China.

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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm

"Fragrant Harbor" by John Lanchester is an excellent historical novel related to this topic.

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Post by bigato » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:16 pm

What I was thinking was that I wouldn't be surprised if this upheavel is being fueled and/or strenghtened by US using social media guerilla. It doesn't seem like the protesters are ever stopping if Carrie Lam does not resign. China played dirty paying masked guys to attack protestor at the metro. Now they are threatening to make protestors feel all their might. Will they be able to contain this? I don't see how this could end well. Then I see India revoked the special status of Caxemira, which sits on the border to China. Scary.

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Post by chenda » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:20 pm

India has invaded Kashmir. Modi has balls.

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Post by Bankai » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Few things like these (HK, Kashmir, no-deal Brexit being most likely again) at the same time are usually sufficient to send the markets down by 15%.

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Post by Bankai » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 pm

@chenda - how can you invade yourself?

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Post by FIRE 2018 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:29 pm

When and where there is chaos, if local police cannot contain, then the National Guard " invades and occupies " to restore law and order. Example- USA

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Post by chenda » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:46 pm

@Bankai - Indeed, but they have flooded Kashmir with troops and abolished its political autonomy.

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Post by FIRE 2018 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 am

If the guy in the White House was in charge in HK, he would tell the people " if you don't like it here, then leave".

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Post by unemployable » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:31 am

FIRE 2018 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 am
If the guy in the White House was in charge in HK, he would tell the people " if you don't like it here, then leave".
Actually that's about the one place on earth where "build the wall" would have nearly unanimous support

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Re: China & Hong Kong

Post by FIRE 2018 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:02 am

I can think of a few countries in the world who may be in favor of also " building a wall" to keep out who they want not to enter and or live in their lands.

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