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Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

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By KATIE TAM

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re: "Our foremost priority now is to end violence, to safeguard the rule of law and to restore order and safety in society. As such, the government has to strictly enforce the law against all violent and illegal acts," she said.

comment: I wonder if this is coming from the CCP or Ms Lam herself? Not enough information provided by the story.

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Law must be fully utilized and enforced to protect majority people. No terrorist activity should be allowed anywhere, anytime, by anyone.

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Colonial system must be abolished completely anywhere in HK, from courts to the press. Colonial ideology is the source of hatred, the source of segregation, and the source of destruction.

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Heh, what about undemocratic dictatorships that don’t respect human rights Akie?

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Akie, the proof is in the pudding. Hongkongers are assembling in huge numbers regardless of weather or personal peril, time and again. Maybe they feel strongly about this. The ability to elect their own leader would be nice, but I doubt Beijing would ever allow that.

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Too little too late, now. 

Without full universal suffrage for election of all leaders, Hong Kong will forever be under the threat of a Beijing political takeover. That has now been demonstrated. Full Autonomy from the Mainland is now needed.

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This has been pretty amazing to watch.

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Laguna, huge number and majority are two different things. The majority HK people are not supporting the violence, and didn't participate any demonstrations. The majority Chinese people didn't support the demonstrations, and against it strongly. All leaders are elected by people, through different process and in different forms. To use democracy to against others is itself not democracy.

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CrazyJoe said "Full Autonomy from the Mainland is now needed." See, who is supporter of the terrorist violence in HK, and what is their goals !

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The majority HK people are not supporting the violence, and didn't participate any demonstrations.

The key here is how many Hongkongers want to be under increased CCP rule.

I don’t blame the people who are afraid to protest.

You and I know just how brutal the CCP can be. This is regime knee-deep in the blood of its own citizens over the last 70 years. They have improved since the sickening butchery of Mao, but they are still appalling autocrats.

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Wonderful David vs Goliath victory for the brave people of HK over the brutal Chinese dictators.

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Wonderful David vs Goliath victory for the brave people of HK over the brutal Chinese dictators.

It is, but they're not finished yet. Lam needs to quit, and true, free elections need to happen, instead of these puppets that Beijing makes them choose from.

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good for everyone except for those political mummies in the mainland. now where,s the rest.

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@Strangerland

It is, but they're not finished yet.

Agreed.

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Only 1 out of 5 demands is met, still some way to go.

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Next step - Lam resigns and moves out of Hong Kong, somewhere, anywhere. Hopefully, that won't require 4 more months of protests.

Will she relocate to the mainland, Taiwan, or some other location like Australia or Canada?

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@theFu--I pick none of the above. Her husband and adult children already live in the UK. She would most likely join them.

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Full Autonomy from the Mainland is now needed.

If by that you mean independence, that is not the deal. The deal is One country, two systems.

And, I remind you, Hong Kong never had full autonomy while ruled by the UK.

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This has been pretty amazing to watch.

It's been and still is quite worrisome to me.

China tried to change the status quo. Now, some in Hong Kong want to change it too.

I do not favor that.

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Bringing your cellphone to a protest would negate the attempt to disguise one's identity. Even burner phones can be linked to personal phones due to colocation.

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The mostly young protesters say that a degree of violence is necessary to get the government's attention after peaceful rallies were futile.

Lam's administration says the violence must end before any dialogue can begin.

Well, it got China and Lam to blink first.....for now. Now that their "temper-tantrum tactics" have resulted in the controversial expedition bill withdrawn, will the young rioters/protesters should settle down and act like responsible adults? I doubt it.

Wonderful David vs Goliath victory for the brave people of HK over the brutal Chinese dictators.

The rioters were lucky. China could have easily crushed those young rioters with military troops and impose martial law restrictions. They didn't at this time because China has other bigger problems to deal with.

We'll see how this all plays out.

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