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Hong Kong August visitor arrivals plunge 40%; hotels half full

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The government of China needs to concede to the protesters’ demands and let the city get back to business.

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The government of China needs to concede to the protesters’ demands and let the city get back to business.

They're more likely going to wait this out even further, as they're going to sell this as them punishing themselves, and thus suffering the consequences for their own actions.

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Would I fancy turning a corner and getting tear gassed?

How about not being able to get my return flight?

How about fighting in the departure terminal whilst I queue for my flight?

But what is worse is a regime that kidnaps its own citizens for detention!

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HK has some great hotels - I may look to see if there are any good deals on right now.

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HK already removed the extradition bill, and yet the protests continue with a now growing list of demands. The protestors are unreasonable, they should be happy that their objective was met but now the world will turn against them and give China all the ammo it needs to "protect" the people of HK from these troublemakers.

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HK already removed the extradition bill, and yet the protests continue with a now growing list of demands.

The demands were in place before the bill was removed. Seems you're a little confused on timelines.

The protestors are unreasonable

It must be nice to be speaking from a place of such freedom that you don't need to consider what it would be like to have to fight for it.

Or maybe you're someone who lives in an area with no freedom, and cannot understand it.

Either way, the idea that fighting for one's freedom is 'unreasonable' is entirely ridiculous.

they should be happy that their objective was met

Only one objective has been met.

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This is one area where things are caught up even though the Extradition Bill has been withdrawn. The protestors have Five Demands and want all five not one less.

One of them is to free the arrested protestors some of whom are charged with vandalism. The Hong Kong government will not free someone who stabs a police officer but all must be freed per demands. One side will have to give in.

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China has time on its hand, all it has to do is wait

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