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53 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested

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Carrie Lam and John Lee are enemies to Hong Kong.

millions of Hong Kong people will persist in their struggle for their right to vote and run for office in a democratically elected government.”

Keep hope alive!

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Godspeed...

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When the US decided to engage with Mainland China about half a century ago, the hope was that helping to bring China into the modern world would ameliorate its dictatorial leanings and belligerent foreign policy.. I would not say that that policy has been an unmitigated success.

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Sh1mon M4sadaJan. 6  02:28 pm JST

Whatever freedoms

ahem..."guaranteed freedom" enshrined in a joint declaration, with the British putting into the pot Kowloon Peninsula and HK Island, in addition to returning the leased New Territory.

Turning point for the rule based order....

When that treaty was signed, it was with Imperial China which hasn't existed since the Revolution of 1911. therefore, with that in mind the 1997 transfrer was null and void in the first place. The CCP rules China now and in every interpretation they are violating the agreement anyway. HKers, FIGHT for what you know is right. RESIST the illegal CCP violations!!!!

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I am sure anyone advocating the violent overthrow of the Japanese government would face arrest too.

You seem to forget that over world history the majority of times a violent rebellion and overthrow of government was because the people were being OPPRESSED or RULED over UNJUSTLY and had NO FREEDOM and were SUFFERING at the hands of the "POWERFUL" RULERS of whatever regime they were forced to live under. The American Revolution (Independence from the British empire), the US Civil War (fighting agaist the oppression of slavery and giving an oppressed people FREEDOM), The French Revolution (Freedom from the rule of wealthy elitist monarchy while the people starved and suffered....), The Russian Revolution (also freedom from the rule of wealthy elitists monarchy while the people starved and suffered...)...

I can go on with countries like Vietnam, India, (even China close to Mao gaining power... and abusing it...) but the list is LOOOOOONG.

The CCP is oppressive and ruled by a group of wealthy elite who want only to control and wield power over those who are not as wealthy or as connected as they are... Hong Kong had more freedoms after the British Empire removed imperialism and became democratic and allowed people to have a choice as well as Honoring an old agreement they had with China (before the CCP even existed).

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Then why the mess started? Because these peaceful protests.....

It was NOT peaceful protest - they threw petrol bomb, setting fire on shops/streets, attacking/killing those innocents…..etc.  Are these peaceful??

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Corrections –

Just five 7-Player football fields plus 6 road lanes time 8 km.

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@Open Minded

Can you agree that the first days/weeks saw big peaceful protests of up to 2 miilions people

I have been there on the first two weeks – there weren’t 2 millions. Do you have idea the size of protesting area? Just 57-Players’ football fields plus 6 lanes8 km. Although it was moving, the speed were very slow because the organizer made the flow to be slow and have a crowding effects.

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When it comes to China you can't argue with stupid because stupid as no reasoning.

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Just like to point out the law itself was passed after the events referenced that violate them

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I am interested in reaction of the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

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@Ping An

Can you agree that the first days/weeks saw big peaceful protests of up to 2 miilions people from all generations and social groups?

Then why the mess started? Because these peaceful protests were much more dangerous to Beijing vis-a-vis the mainland interior policy. The rest just followed: protest interdiction and police provocations were the rigger for more radical protest actions. And the NSL came to seal the lid.

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Peter WrightToday  06:19 pm JST

Formosa is a beautiful democratic country who will never give up the fight for freedom. It has never been part of mainland and never will be.

"According to Taiwan’s constitution, the Republic of China (ROC) claims ownership of mainland China."

So, who's right, you or the constitution of Taiwan, the United Nations, and all the countries on earth?

https://thediplomat.com/2020/12/has-taiwan-always-been-part-of-china/

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Formosa is a beautiful democratic country who will never give up the fight for freedom. It has never been part of mainland and never will be.

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Advocating the overthrow of the US government carries a 20 year prison sentence.

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or.... If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2385

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I am sure anyone advocating the violent overthrow of the Japanese government would face arrest too.

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And Japan and even the US will continue doing business with China...♪

But of course they "regret and are concerned" about this action...dah dah dum dah

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Long live the free and independent nation of Taiwan.

Free the Uighurs. Free Hong Kong. Free Tibet.

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Anyone here writing against the CCP should beware. They watch all media systems and chats like here on JT.

I will never set foot in China again except to go to the real true China which was formerly called Formosa.

It's sad, but true. I don't expect I'll ever set foot in China again. It's too bad, as I love the country.

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All the freedom-loving Hong Kongers MUST escape to democratic nations within the next 6 months. If they choose not to, they will forever live under totalitarian communism.

These so-called freedom-loving Hong Kongers are rioters. They attacked people with different political standpoints, burning shops, blocken roads/streets....etc. We welcome your countries to accept them as residents - let them leave HK as soon as possible.

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I will never set foot in China again except to go to the real true China which was formerly called Formosa.

The so-called Formosa is named Taiwan. Taiwan is part of China.

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Anyone here writing against the CCP should beware. They watch all media systems and chats like here on JT.

I will never set foot in China again except to go to the real true China which was formerly called Formosa.

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Just hope the world to understand #CCP is the new threat to human beings. First they disqualified the candidates. Then they cancelled the election. Now they arrested all the pro-democracy lawmakers and activists under subversion. Electing a pro-democracy candidate has become a crime in Hong Kong.?

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I came here to see the CCP agents downvote everybody's posts.

And they didn't disappoint

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BRING JUSTICE!!!!!!

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What the UK is obligated to do is expedite the immigration of all those Hong Kongers over 23 years old ASAP, as Johnson has promised. It should be finalized in 2021.

This is a better response than sending in the troops, but doesn’t really address the salient issue because Hong Kong will still become authoritarian.

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pro-democracy figures arrested

Much to the delight of the anti-democracy, pro-authoritarianism groups around the globe. .

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what is the UK meant to do? Send in the troops?

What the UK is obligated to do is expedite the immigration of all those Hong Kongers over 23 years old ASAP, as Johnson has promised. It should be finalized in 2021.

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Disgusting.

Boycott China and their sewer of a province, Hong Kong. Politicians, public servants and police in HK are all low-lives and haters of democracy and freedom.

All the freedom-loving Hong Kongers MUST escape to democratic nations within the next 6 months. If they choose not to, they will forever live under totalitarian communism.

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I completely detest what the CCP is doing to Hong Kong; however, what is the UK meant to do? Send in the troops?

Those complaining about the CCP would like be complaining about Western imperialism if the UK still controlled Hong Kong.

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Don't ever forget this is againt the will of the majority. Any questioning and the response? Rather than a counter argument? It is arrest, trail, sentencing. Try to flee arrest, trail, sentencing. Trapped in a cycle of terror. Yeah I want that like I want sphylillis.

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said nobody...

Yes! No wonder Pakistan, yes Pakistan would rather lick CCP boots than drink tea with Downing street.

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Whatever freedoms

ahem..."guaranteed freedom" enshrined in a joint declaration, with the British putting into the pot Kowloon Peninsula and HK Island, in addition to returning the leased New Territory.

Turning point for the rule based order....

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"Shocking", said nobody...

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More oppression by the dictator Xi. Whatever freedoms the people had are now gone.

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Get out of Hong Kong,

Get out of China

The CCP isn't respecting agreements or anything else, it's not worth it

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This proves the CCP is the centre of evil. But worse demonstrates that the UK is weak, and getting weaker. The way this is going, there won't be much respect for British institutions left by the time China is done bending the UK over. So sad...

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