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Xi visits Hong Kong for handover anniversary

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25 years after the handover, One Country Two Systems is completely dead!!

25 years!!

So much for the promise of 50 years of One Country Two Systems!!!

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The New Leader of Hong Kong is a bigger Commie than the previous With Carrie Lam.

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Typo) with was meant to be spelled Witch

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 revamping election laws to keep opposition politicians out of the city’s Legislature.

Hong Kong never had any kind of election under British rule. Never had any kind of election. Ironically it was after the Handover when they started having elections.

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25 years after the handover, One Country Two Systems is completely dead!!

No, they’ve kept the same system of appointing authority.

Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, was appointed by British Queen, like every other HK governor.

China appoints candidates. The people vote. The DNC can be said to have appointed Biden and the people speak.

There was no democracy in Hong Kong under British rule. There is no democracy under Chinese rule.

“Completely dead” is refuted.

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Hong Kong never had any kind of election under British rule. Never had any kind of election. Ironically it was after the Handover when they started having elections.

Mostly true.

However, I promise you that 90+% of Hong Kongers would prefer still being ruled by the British.

The other 10%?? The oligarchs, bureaucracts, and imported Communists who have traded their souls in order to benefit from allegiance to Emperor Pooh.

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However, I promise you that 90+% of Hong Kongers would prefer still being ruled by the British.

True, and the coveted British passport compared with that of the PRC is a no brainer. It has status. It corresponds with the belief that the cultural values of the colonizer are inherently superior to one's own.

One can argue that Hong Kong was not technically a colony like India was but it is what some refer to as colonial mentality.

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The only people celebrating will be CCP.

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More than 10 journalists from local and international media outlets had their applications to cover the July 1 events rejected this week on “security grounds.”

So much for Article 35 of the Chinese Constitution:

Article 35 Citizens of the People’s Republic of China shall enjoy freedom of speech, the press, assembly, association, procession and demonstration.

Ref: https://english.www.gov.cn/archive/lawsregulations/201911/20/content_WS5ed8856ec6d0b3f0e9499913.html

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So much for Article 35 of the Chinese Constitution:

*Article 35** Citizens of the People’s Republic of China shall enjoy freedom of speech, the press, assembly, association, procession and demonstration.*

Freedom of speech has limitations. Defamation is one example. Insurrection is another. Is Jan 6th an infringement of the freedom of speech?

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I imagine he'll make a speech and no doubt will acknowledge his appreciation and gratitude to his clothing manufacturing business partner under whose reign this takeover happened...

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-event-touted-made-america-goods-lot-his-merchandise-couldn-n893656

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Nothing to celebrate. More like commiserate the fact that HK has been - over 25 years - turned into the sewer of Communist China. A horrible police state where freedoms of movement , ideas and speech no longer exist. Those who can leave permanently either have, or are in the process.

Xi is an evil dictator.

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Poor Hong Kong!

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the fact that HK has been - over 25 years - turned into the sewer of Communist China.

If you take a look at Hong Kong's economic development in the past 25 years since its return to China, the city's economic output more than doubled since 1997. Hong Kong's GDP in 2021 stood at 2.86 trillion Hong Kong dollars, more than double that of 1.37 trillion in 1997.

A lot of it is the development of China’s economy and I would not argue that growth would not have happened had HK continued under British rule. Still, it is far from a sewer. If so, what would Japan be with its gdp in the same time period?

A horrible police state where freedoms of movement , ideas and speech no longer exist. 

So, if not economically, you mean politically a sewer. I would disagree. There is criticism of China and the CPC, in sites similar to this one, all over. What makes you think they cannot exchange ideas on the internet? If you’re talking about throwing bricks and homemade bombs and making plans for succession, no there is no freedom to do that.

The gdp is raised because imo they are more interested in making money than in the political system. The silent majority urged people to stop the protests and the destruction of their society.

Hong Kong's financial sector has flourished since 1997. Back then, financial services accounted for 10.3 % of Hong Kong's GDP. In 2020, that share stood 13 percentage points higher at 23.4 %.

It’s the economy, not the political system.

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