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Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in U.S.

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The US could easily absorb the entire population of HK and leave the CCP with an empty husk of deprecated assets.

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That role of savior and policeman of the world from US that is hypocritical and does not suit good, maybe it could cost a lot one day..

The US could easily absorb the entire population of HK and leave the CCP with an empty husk of deprecated assets.

China would recover those assets and multiply them making the best use of them, and that is what the US and Europe are afraid of, that China does things better than them...

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All democratic nations should be offering haven for the people of Hong Kong.

If anyone in the world got screwed by Covid, it was HK. They lost the ability to protest, which lost them their entire country to the CCP.

RIP Hong Kong. It used to be a great place to visit.

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America always makes me proud however I would like to see America offer every Hong Kong citizen safe haven and not just the ones in America at this time. Great job America but just offer a bit more.

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China would recover those assets and multiply them making the best use of them, and that is what the US and Europe are afraid of, that China does things better than them...

Japan already experiences China doing better than it, which is why Japan is no longer the world’s second largest economy.

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As much as I detest this administration I think this is a very good call on them to help out and help these people. Good move for sure. Hats off.

The US could easily absorb the entire population of HK and leave the CCP with an empty husk of deprecated assets.

I agree and the vast majority of them are highly educated and have skillful attributes would greatly contribute to the socially as well as the US economy.

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I agree with bass4funk; this is a definite positive move, although also obvious.

Note, though, Biden is letting those who are already in the US remain, as opposed to allowing others to flood in. Hope to see the same approach on our Southern border soon.

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What an ironic fate

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A new sale of military weapons to Taiwan; Safe Haven for Hong Kong. China sure seems to be a weak failed state seeking to oppress populations while imprisoning and killing ethnic sectors. China is trying to cling to its power while its young people seek democracy. Never forget Tienanmen Square.

Hong Kong makes one thing abundantly clear

The West is preferable to what Russia or China are selling.

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There are subtle things at play here.

The US can absorb 50K people, but they have huge immigration issues already from the southern neighbor which are overwhelming the immigration department. US govt and state govts get really stretched to provide necessary services like official documents, driver's training, licenses, schools for their kids, working permits, and housing. There aren't 50K apartments waiting for new people here.

Wealthy immigrants would put much less strain on the US govt, so the people from Kong Kong already in the US aren't much of an issue until the money is cut off by China or runs out. Plus, educated Hong Kongers speak English, so they don't have the same lack of communication skills that other uninvited immigrants attempting entry have.

Plus the culture shock for people coming from a big city lifestyle to most places in America would be pretty drastic. Only a few cities in the US are livable by walking.

And the climate differences will freak them out. I've seen Hong Kongers wearing North Face winter gear when I needed just a sweater - or nothing if we were walking up the mid-levels. As far south as Austin, Texas, it freezes in the US every winter for multiple days.

I have no problem with Biden's fairly minor help in this plan. Even if he offered 200K full immigration, I'd be happy.

But the US needs to deal with our current immigration commitments, like the Afghan translators who are waiting to get relocated to the US. They have a death sentence TODAY and their multi-year help to the US military was their payment.

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Good.

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China: Not a bad idea! Biden! Fewer die-hard Hong Kongers can be filled with Mainland Chinese migration and ideologies assimilation! China is no "East Germany", a million people run on their own has nothing negative to the state!

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Too bad the resident didn't make the same gesture to the Cubans when they were protesting their oppressive leftist regime in Cuba.

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Randy Johnson,lots of these Cuban are reaping what they sowed,by their treatment of Black Cuban,Blacks people in America,had no place to run,they stood and fought ,moving for the final conquest

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American to a point do not care about their blood kin,if you are person in another country,think American care about your plight,you are doomed,you would be naive,

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Between the US and Canada allowing HK asylum seekers refuge, this will be an easy task. Taiwan has taken some in as well, which should help Taiwanese resistance against the trash methods Beijing loves to force on political opposition.

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Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in U.S. :

Safe haven or unsafe incarceration?

Would Hong Kongers know how to choose wisely?

Think first, think deep..

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Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in U.S.

So among the torrent horrifically wrong policy decisions coming out of the current white house, here is one that is that correct for once. I give credit for that.

It will not make a big difference however, since the CCP control who can enter and leave HK.

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China is definitely not unbreakable and the despots in charge their have extremely fragile egos. Every bit of push back against them is signifigant in their eyes. I hope more countries follow Britain and now the USA's example but let's not forget the poor souls that must remain and are having their freedom and human rights taken away from them by the ruffians in Beijing.

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Do something fundamental to root out hate (crimes) against Asians first!!

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That’s a good move, of course. Currently it affects only a few people, so it is easy to declare. Instead, It really should be maximum extended also to every HKer who still lives there and wants to leave and find a new place to live, out of the grip of the CCP. Of course, not only the US, but also other democracies in the West are asked to help and support such people, if they wish to escape from what has to be expected there.

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ZaphodToday  01:23 pm JST

So among the torrent horrifically wrong policy decisions coming out of the current white house, here is one that is that correct for once. I give credit for that.

It will not make a big difference however, since the CCP control who can enter and leave HK.

True.

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Pretty sure most Hong Kongers want to emigrate to Canada, thanks to its more open immigration policy. Some will go to Australia, but there are about 2 million or so Hong Kongers with British National (Overseas) passports who can apply to emigrate to the UK.

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The US could easily absorb the entire population of HK and leave the CCP with an empty husk of deprecated assets.

China would recover those assets and multiply them making the best use of them

Can't recover human assets and the wealth of intellect that goes with them

Ex: Bruce Lee wouldn't have gone back to Hong Kong. Hong Kong wouldn't have made his kind of movies

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Rather than US takes care of Hong Kongers in the states, Hong Kong and Taiwan should be united backed up by US and all as United democratic federation of China, meaning there's no more one china principle to respect.

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The 'temporary' bit is a worry. Look at what happened to those termed 'DREAMers' when Trump got in. Police your brass, Biden, and give them a guaranteed path to citizenship.

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