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April 2021 Forums General discussion Hong Kong

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  • #203325
    james19
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    No America!

    Trump: “when the looting begins the shooting begins”.

    China should be sending messages to condemn such state violence. (Obviously irony)

    A plague on both your houses.

     

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    #203331
    james19
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    14m views…

    #203333
    james19
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    Credits; Chad Loder. Thank you for your permission to use this.

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    #203348
    james19
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    WOW

    This videos are receiving astronomical numbers of views, over 34 million.
    Are we missing a trick?

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    #203388
    alanjjohnstone
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    Building a wall to halt desperate, poverty-stricken migrants and deporting much needed undocumented workers yet political opportunism means USA is considering letting people who no longer “feel comfortable” in Hong Kong move to the US, secretary of state Mike Pompeo has suggested.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/02/us-may-take-in-hongkongers-ahead-of-china-security-laws-pompeo-suggests

    Meanwhile, the Chinese government are gleefully indicating that the USA have lost the moral high ground in the repressive treatment of African-American dissent

    #203404
    alanjjohnstone
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    Boris Johnson is stating he was ready to offer a right to live and work in the UK to any of the nearly 3 million Hong Kong citizens eligible for a British National Overseas passport if China imposes its national security law,

    Dominic Raab, implied the offer was available only to the narrower group of those 350,000 current BNO passport holders in Hong Kong. Johnson appeared to make a far wider offer to all those eligible to hold a BNO passport.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/britain-could-change-immigration-rules-for-hong-kong-citizens

    It exposes the past hypocrisy that we could not accept large numbers of the more desperate and vulnerable refugees from actual war-zones

    #203441
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Protecting their vested interests?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52916119

    HSBC and Standard Chartered have given their backing to China’s new security laws for Hong Kong. Both banks made statements saying the proposed law can help maintain long-term stability in the troubled city. HSBC’s statement noted that the Hong Kong Association of Banks had already issued a statement saying the law would contribute to a stable business environment. 

    #203830
    alanjjohnstone
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    #204786
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-53246899

    As promised up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship.

    About 350,000 UK passport holders, and 2.6 million others eligible, will be able to come to the UK for five years. And after a further year, they will be able to apply for citizenship.

    At the moment, British National Overseas Passport holders have restricted rights and are only entitled to visa-free access to the UK for six months.

    Under the government’s plans, all British Overseas Nationals and their dependents will be given right to remain in the UK, including the right to work, for five years. At this point, they will be able to apply for settled status, and after a further year, seek citizenship.

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said there would be no limit on numbers or quotas, telling MPs that the UK would “not duck” its international obligations when it came to Hong Kong.

    I have no issue with such a policy but cannot help but see the double standards and hypocrisy as the UK has been ducking international obligations to welcome desperate vulnerable refugees for a long time. Or how the UK government ducked its international responsibilities to the Chagossians.

    For those from Hong Kong it will be a very expensive process – up to £10,000 for the application process.

    #204950
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Australia was known for its draconian treatment of asylum seekers, marooning them in camps on isolated islands.

    However, for Hong Kong residents who have visas to visit Australia like the UK they are permitting them 3/5 yr residence and a pathway to citizenship – in all about 14,000 are being permitted this privilege.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/09/australia-offers-five-year-extension-hong-kong-visa-holders-extradition-treaty

    #205012
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    The vote still counts

    Over half a million voters in Hong Kong cast their ballots in primaries held by the city’s pro-democracy opposition parties, organizers said on Sunday after polls closed.

    The turnout was higher than organizers were expecting, with over 610,000 people casting their ballots digitally and in person. People stood in long lines outside of 250 polling stations across Hong Kong for the two-day election. Many regard the opposition’s primary as a litmus test of greater resistance to the security law.

    The elections, organized by the Group Power for Democracy, seek to secure a majority of more than 35 seats — more than half of the total number —  for pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council election in September. This would give democracy candidates greater power to veto pro-establishment legislation.

    https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-opposition-primary-draws-nearly-600000-in-protest-vote/a-54135805

    #205157
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Where are those foolish right-wingers who kept telling us Britain is full up and can’t take new immigrants?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53503338

    Hong Kong’s British National (Overseas) passport holders and their immediate dependants will have the right to apply for a special UK visa from January, Home Secretary Priti Patel said.  This will now allow them to apply for two periods of 30 months’ leave or five years’ leave to remain in the UK, and then eventually become full British citizens. BNO holders are able to bring immediate dependants, including a spouse who does not have the passport, along with children under the age of 18. No one born after 1997 is entitled to a BNO passport, and it does not pass down through the generations. However, holders’ children who were born in 1997 or later and are older than 18 will be able to apply if they are part of a family unit.

    Applicants do not have to have a job before arriving in the UK, and there is no minimum salary attached to the visa. However, the passport holders must be able to support themselves financially and will not qualify for benefits. They will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test certificate and no serious convictions, though those convicted only of offences related to the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong will still qualify. They also need to show a commitment to learn English.

    #205397
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Ivan Ko, Hong Kong property tycoon and the founder of the Victoria Harbour Group , an international charter city investment company, hopes to find a 50 sq km site between Dublin and Belfast to create a new city, named Nextpolis, for a possible  50,000 emigrants from Hong Kong.

    “We like Ireland,” Ko told the Guardian on Tuesday. “Corporate taxes are very low. You have a very strong manufacturing and biomedical companies. Major tech giants have European headquarters there. Overall we think Ireland is very good.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/28/hong-kong-property-tycoon-ivan-ko-pitches-new-city-idea-to-ireland

    #205418
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    A similar situation is taking place in the USA, but the USA government treats both situations in a different, the protest in Hong Kong are democratic and the protests in the USA are anti-democratic, the same analysis can be applied to the protests taking place  in Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela

    #205429
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    China blocks opposition in elections

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53593187

    It said they could not be considered to be abiding by the constitutional duty required of lawmakers if they:
    advocated for, or promoted, Hong Kong’s independence

    solicited intervention by foreign governments in Hong Kong’s affairs

    expressed “an objection in principle” to the imposition of the national security law by central authorities in Beijing

    expressed “an intention to exercise the functions of a LegCo Member by indiscriminately voting down” any legislative proposals introduced by the Hong Kong government, “so as to force the government to accede to certain political demands”

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