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Tiananmen masses banned as crackdown memorials erased in Hong Kong

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HK, another China place...

So sad for the remembrance of innocent people who were killed.

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One more example of the complete loss of democracy in Hong Kong thanks to the CCP, another sad day for Hong Kong, unfortunately not the last.

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Suddenly colonial rule under Nigel Featherbottom of the East India Company doesn't seem so bad. They may have taken our silks, spices and fine teas, but look at the alternative.

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Hong Kong will be the next capital of China.

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This is an unique moment we get to witness the very predictable changes in a modern society turned from democracy → communism

Next: no religion allowed

And there are actual people in the west wishing this upon themselves

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China showing the people of the Pacific just what sort of repression they can expect once made vassal states of China. Complete loss of free speech. Independent media in those small Pacific nations will be the first to fall victim to enforced silence and Chinese propaganda.

China is a total disgrace to humanity and to freedom.

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Was a newbie in Japan then. A flood of westerners from all parts of China sought refuge in Japan then - they had no idea what was happening as all news was censored in Japan - they were only told to leave immediately - and were shocked to find out what was occurring after arriving here. Only a two years prior, I had been living in Beijing. The CCP remains even more now an enemy of the Chinese people and a regional threat.

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Communist Chinese in total control. Many of the HK dissidents are in jail or have been silenced with threats against them and or their family.

Freedom is never free. It always requires blood to obtain but can be given away so easily to those who love power. If you lose it, prepare to suffer to get it back. This is why we should never sacrifice our freedom for comfort or perceived security.

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And there are actual people in the west wishing this upon themselves

I agree is true and it's a sad statement, but I think many in the west who prefer some form of authoritarianism to the democracy they currently have, might not wish totalitarianism to reign over them, instead they want the 'others' those with different beliefs, to be under an authoritarian regime's jackboots.

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Their enough Chinese,than government officials, maybe they show the will to liberate themselves,they will free themselves from oppression

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I was just listening to NPR,how people living under repression, developed psychosis,lots of it cause by your brain not being able to develop by individual thought, without fear of government oppression

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The West complains, yet still trade and invest in China like mad. It is prolonging the lifespan of the totalitarian regime. Stop!

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Xin, Chinese have too liberate themselves, nobody will do it for you,their is no outdoor saviour

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This is messed up beyond belief. Britain should’ve maintained control over Hong Kong. If only the people had had a 2nd amendment, they could’ve at least resisted a little better. China demolished the free Hong Kong over night.

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This is messed up beyond belief.

Fully agreed

Britain should’ve maintained control over Hong Kong.

De-colonial regret? Check history. I doubt this would have worked well in a number of ways.

If only the people had had a 2nd amendment, they could’ve at least resisted a little better.

“If everyone had the right to bear arms” would be putting it better. Not every country has a constitution to be amended or a Bill of Rights to be addressed.

China demolished the free Hong Kong over night.

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China demolished the free Hong Kong over night.

No, it was a gradual, careful process, like the metaphor of a frog being boiled.

The mass exodus of HKers (who could afford it) started as early as the beginning of the 1980s. With the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward (not so far away) in the rear vision mirror, many people saw the writing on the wall when the UK’s hand weakened during that time.

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"Our bottom line is that we don't want to breach any law in Hong Kong," he told AFP.

Their country, their law.

And not necessarily a bad thing as the US saw a plague of violence across the country a few years ago by supposed "demonstrations" that resulted in property damage through arson and looting, and even assault and murder, in places from New York City to Portland Oregon.

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China demolished the free Hongkong overnight

That's complete rubbish !

You act like hongkong was its own free country when its only an autonomous region with a limited expiration agreement.

Hongkong is China !

The issues of a democratic uprising inside a communist country of the autonomous region called hongkong have been slowing escalating for a very long time.

Definitely not overnight !

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NotSo HungOverToday  04:32 pm JST

Eventually everyone will loose interest and move on. China will rewrite the History books, and accuse any Publishing Company that produces an alternative version, with being in breach of its Security Rules.

The excuses they use is 'counter-revolutionary activity' or 'disorderly public nuisance' or some other CRAP. I saw live on NBC-TV the start of the crackdown (and the blackout) and I remember all of it like it was yesterday. Trouble is, in the 32 years since there's been abusive governments and authoritarian idiot thugs with personality cults ruling in most of the world, incl. even the US. Most of it isn't Communism like China and a handful of other nations are but it's still oppression and violence and abuse. Ideology doesn't matter so much now, but rotten is still rotten by any name.

And it's sad that HK is truly 'Chinese' in every way, incl, having their CCP puppet regime. Disgusting.

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Shame on China!!!

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So much for 1-country, 2-systems for 50 yrs.

5 yrs ago, I posted here that it was time sell your leased flat and to leave the SARs. Hope everyone did. In China, nobody actually gets to own their homes, they just get long-term leases. The govt owns it.

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Chinese "National Socialists" (Nazis) aka "Communists" are only winning "battles", but history will record that they will ultimately lose the "war" because the natural human aspiration for freedom cannot be extinguished by state terror based on illegitimate legislation and oppression using police powers and military force. Cruel cowards all!

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Don’t dare to remember the times when the state kills your friends and family-what a terrible place China is….

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@peter14

China showing the people of the Pacific just what sort of repression they can expect once made vassal states of China

Peter -yet again you are talking apples and oranges !

Hongkong "is" China and not a vassal state !

China isn't attempting to make those nations in the Pacific part of China or make them vassal states either !

What's perhaps most ridiculous is the spewing of hate towards other countries actions whilst conveniently ignoring the past and present actions of your own country's government in a hypocritical extravaganza of ambiguous rhetoric.

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