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Hong Kong pop singer, activist arrested on corruption charge

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The reign of fear spreads as the authorities start to move back in time before these new laws were promulgated.

Moving goalposts, much.

Clever calculation, though, starting with a protestor who drove a motorbike at three cops. Watch for world reaction, see little, then move on to softer targets.

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This is getting ridiculous. Boycott the next Olympics in China!

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People have to refuse to buy Chinese made goods in the ‘free’ world-show China that its actions are not acceptable!

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If China's going to ramp this up and eventually try and order a second Tiananmen, this time in HK, they should consider the fact that now everyone and his dog has a small, pocketable device which can record moving pictures. Technology's moved on quite a lot in 32 years.

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These pop stars, who do they think they are? If they had an opinion on anything it should conform to the prevailing attitudes. A few years of voluntary re education camp should straighten them out. Rock and roll music in general has always conformed to being nice. Unbelievable stupidity on his part to rock the boat and have an opinion. To the camp I say.

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I wonder if it is some sort of distraction game? It surprises me that China is so deeply concerned with what's going on in a fairly small part of China. Why?

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O'Brien:

If China's going to ramp this up and eventually try and order a second Tiananmen, this time in HK, they should consider the fact that now everyone and his dog has a small, pocketable device which can record moving pictures. Technology's moved on quite a lot in 32 years.

In 1989, we all saw the videos - the protests, the tanks, people carrying bloodied people on carts, and yet for the rest of the world, it was business as usual not long after. We didn't need smartphones in those days. There were cameramen. And still, nothing happened. The only difference then was that the west was not economically dependent on China.

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So the Chinese Government insists that Hong Kong residents and Taiwan residents are Chinese people except when they protest? Something is seriously wrong here.

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Breathtaking violations of free speech and democracy. All power to the people of Hong Kong. All power to the people of the People's Republic of China.

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A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist was arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog Monday over accusations that he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago.

Oh, it is "corruption", LOL. Just like censorship and restriction of freedoms in many Western countries are now labelled as "safety" measures. The authoritarians are really coming from under their rocks this year.

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A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist was arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog Monday over accusations that he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago.

Was it illegal 3 years ago?

And how is singing at a political rally a corruption?

China is grasping at straws

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Oh, it is "corruption", LOL. Just like censorship and restriction of freedoms in many Western countries are now labelled as "safety" measures. The authoritarians are really coming from under their rocks this year.

Could you give some examples from "Western" nations that are as egregious as a pop-singer being arrested for singing three years ago? Thanks in advance.

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"A woman was mean to me on Twitter" doesn't count, by the way.

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The elites of every big nation will never stand up to the Chinese govt/leaders. They are like a mafia controlling the import/export bidness.

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WOW they arrest the guy because he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago. I wonder if a person did sign language at a political rally would they be arrest to ?

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Was it illegal to do that 3 years ago? In most countries you can only be tried for what was illegal at the time you did the action, even if the law changed later

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Oh, it is "corruption", LOL. Just like censorship and restriction of freedoms in many Western countries are now labelled as "safety" measures. The authoritarians are really coming from under their rocks this year.

There is an easy way to test this theory.

If he does the exact same thing online, would he be arrested?

In China, the answer is YES.

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You are guilty when arrested in China. There is not adherence to the rule of law. The rights of the people which are clearly laid out are simply ignored. I feel so saddened for the people of Hong Kong who after enjoying such a long time of relative freedom and civil rights are now being enslaved by the Communists. I think that in the long run it may have benefited the Chinese people if the West and other nations had continued to treat them as a pariah until the regime fell. Nixon and his flunky Kissinger did the whole world a disservice when they sucked up to Beijing all those years ago. Naturally we all climbed onto that bandwagon but it did more than help to raise the standard of living for the Chinese people. It helped to strengthen the regime until now when they have supreme confidence and arrogance and as we all know to the despots in Beijing a few thousand or million Chinese deaths is no problem as long as they can maintain their iron grip.

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For anyone who didn't notice, HK is now under Chinese control, with all that that entails. The fat lady has sung (and may be facing arrest in consequence).

I'll do the Trump thing here and hit Caps Lock: GET OUT WHILST YOU CAN.

They will go through everything you said and did with the attention to detail of a woke activist checking your social media, with their own special version of cancel culture in mind. That's how dictators roll.

Why boycott Chinese goods now? They've been doing this to Tibet for 70 years. Did you miss it? And the India/Kashmir thing? And Vietnam? And Myanmar?

Half the planet is abusing their citizens - many of the countries you buy your fruit and veg, raw materials, clothes, trinkets and the like from. Many of the big tech companies have switched their supply chains out of China and into one of the other 'developing world' dictatorships that makes fewer headlines. Boycotting China now makes you a dedicated follower of fashion, but won't buff up your halo much.

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How many years in prison will China give him for his thoughts?

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O'BrienAug. 2 03:41 pm JST

If China's going to ramp this up and eventually try and order a second Tiananmen, this time in HK, they should consider the fact that now everyone and his dog has a small, pocketable device which can record moving pictures.

There is really no need of a "second Tiananmen". There is no opposition anymore in HK, no free media, no politics, most loud opponents have been jailed. They are just bleaching the place, putting the finishing touches.

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Boycott China. Do not travel there. Do not buy their products. Support Taiwan whenever possible.

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Anthony Wong, he is homosexual, he has much political influences in Hong Kong LGBT community! You know the Chinese has very negative impression of LBGT!

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