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Offline UniFy

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Is the city of Hong Kong doomed?
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:50:03 AM »
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Hong Kong’s judiciary has long been one of its most prized institutions, a legacy of colonial rule in which the judges inherited not just the wigs and gowns of British courts, but also the common law traditions of fairness and independence.

Confidence in the rule of law has helped set Hong Kong apart as one of Asia’s best-run cities and a global financial center on par with New York and London. The court system is seen as the ultimate guarantor of the autonomy from the authoritarian mainland that Beijing promised when Hong Kong rejoined China in 1997 under the formula “one country, two systems.”

But in recent months, a series of politically charged cases has put Hong Kong’s judiciary under some of the greatest scrutiny it has faced in two decades of Chinese rule. Many see a test of whether the courts can protect freedoms even as Beijing exerts more influence over Hong Kong’s compliant local government and increasingly cowed press.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/world/asia/china-hong-kong-courts.html

There are many brave young souls trying to fight the the increasingly China authorian rule over Hong Kong. But are they fighting a lost cause? Was it already lost when the british handed HK over to China?

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Re: Is the city of Hong Kong doomed?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 08:05:47 AM »
yeah, HK is pretty much doomed.

Right before 1997, they had enough economic power to build their own army to at least prevent the handover or perhaps join up with Taiwan.  That would work in favor of the United States and other Western backers.  Even if they are abandoned politically down the road by the West, as happened with Taiwan, they would still have political freedom, and this freedom is actually more secured as China becomes more aggressive.  Since the handover, HK´s money was invested heavily in China making both China and a few of Hong Kong´s elite extremely rich while the rest of the population much worse off than before.  Hong Kong is a classic example of the Chinese crab mentality at work.  This is why China can never be a strong country because their people do not have courage.  Just look at China´s peacekeeping forces in Africa and the numerous times China was invaded and ruled by much smaller neighboring ethnic groups.  Taiwan and Singapore will disappear in 50 years.  There has not been an independent nation made up of Chinese people for thousands of years.  HK, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan are just rare anomalies that will be corrected.


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Re: Is the city of Hong Kong doomed?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 05:05:11 PM »
yeah, HK is pretty much doomed.

Right before 1997, they had enough economic power to build their own army to at least prevent the handover or perhaps join up with Taiwan.  That would work in favor of the United States and other Western backers.  Even if they are abandoned politically down the road by the West, as happened with Taiwan, they would still have political freedom, and this freedom is actually more secured as China becomes more aggressive.  Since the handover, HK´s money was invested heavily in China making both China and a few of Hong Kong´s elite extremely rich while the rest of the population much worse off than before.  Hong Kong is a classic example of the Chinese crab mentality at work.  This is why China can never be a strong country because their people do not have courage.  Just look at China´s peacekeeping forces in Africa and the numerous times China was invaded and ruled by much smaller neighboring ethnic groups.  Taiwan and Singapore will disappear in 50 years.  There has not been an independent nation made up of Chinese people for thousands of years.  HK, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan are just rare anomalies that will be corrected.



I have to visit HK before 2047, when China takes over the city completely. Unless the US or UK decides to stop being cowards, and defend the city.

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Re: Is the city of Hong Kong doomed?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 07:58:17 PM »
That curve looks like a bubble.  But if the rest of China's gdp was extremely low than when compared to Hong Kong's then maybe the rest of China was completely undervalued.

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Re: Is the city of Hong Kong doomed?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 08:11:59 PM »
This is the leader of the rebellion, or the last time the Free World caught a glimpse of him, yeah, HK is pretty much phuked.

Notice how he has refined his ivy traditional stye of late going for the more hipster look to appeal to HK millenials no doubt.


 
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