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July 2020 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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