Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her third policy address via TV after her session at the legislative council was disrupted by heckling pro-democracy lawmakers, as seen at a restaurant in Hong Kong, on Wednesday. Photo: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Hong Kong leader presents policy address via video after disruption

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It would appear that as a leader she has failed, it's no Suprise a puppet of China just doesn't have credibility. The people have spoken and been ignored, she is so far deep in China's pockets she can't hear the people she presumes to represent.

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Dictatorial Chinese govt must leave HK'ers alone to live freely and democratically. Involvement in HK affairs should be limited to mutually beneficial and agreed upon economic cooperation. Otherwise, butt out!

I hope the brave protesters win their struggle, God bless and help them.

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Beijing has failed utterly to win the hearts and minds of the people of Hong Kong. The only honorable course of action for the Chinese Communist Party now is to allow them to go their own way and become a separate, sovereign entity until such time when the two systems can unite based on common values and equal terms.

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re: "We are determined to create home ownership opportunities for people of different income groups such that they will happily make Hong Kong their home," Lam said.

a happy home under Chinese control and rule. No thank you..

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"Anger over sky-high property prices, especially among the city's young people,''

"Before Hong Kong returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the colonial administration often deployed the ordinance to take property for public use.."

"Major developers, including Henderson Land, New World Development and Sun Hung Kai Properties, are sitting on “no less than 1,000 hectares” of agricultural land, according to government estimates." These three companies were established while the UK ruled HK and were sold the land by the UK. Furthermore, how many Western companies/investors are their  in HK, how many foreign land owners from the British Rule era?

All this land was "acquired' and soled to investment companies while HK was under British rule and this is the cause of the high properties prices and why people cannot afford housing. Under the "One Nation, Two System" rule, it is difficult for the Chinese government to rectify as, again, the Chinese Government would be accused of reneging.

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u_s__reamer: "The only honorable course of action for the Chinese Communist Party now is to allow them to go their own way and become a separate, sovereign entity"

This will never happen as the US would move in and establish another military base on the doorstep of HK. The US already has over 800 military bases around the globe and has China completely surrounded.

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Ms. Lam, my love, your days are numbered. A few others' also.

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I'm referring to her position.

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Puppet!

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"emerge from the storm and embrace the rainbow".

That's familiar here in Japan, either.

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Its time for the US Sanctions to embrace Xi's wishes, and to treat HK as if it was part of the "Mainland", that should plug a few leaks of the Money Laundering being done by the Big 'Mainland' Families, and as the Bi-Partisan Bill stated, to overlook anyone from HK with a Criminal background as a result of having partaken in Democratic protests (as that would be pretty much apply to all baring a small minority of HK'ers).

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CrickyToday 03:41 pm JSTIt would appear that as a leader she has failed, it's no Suprise a puppet of China just doesn't have credibility. The people have spoken and been ignored, she is so far deep in China's pockets she can't hear the people she presumes to represent.

Of course she's a failure, a CCP puppet. Why should HKers listen to her now?

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Dictatorial Chinese govt must leave HK'ers alone to live freely and democratically. Involvement in HK affairs should be limited to mutually beneficial and agreed upon economic cooperation. Otherwise, butt out!

I hope the brave protesters win their struggle, God bless and help them.

Same situation as Dictatorial Spanish govt must leave Catalonians alone to live freely and democratically. The people of Catalonia have voted for independence.

I wonder why the US representatives doesn't pass a law supporting the Catalonians? where is the democracy in Spain?

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Dictatorial Chinese govt must leave HK'ers alone to live freely and democratically. Involvement in HK affairs should be limited to mutually beneficial and agreed upon economic cooperation. Otherwise, butt out!

I hope the brave protesters win their struggle, God bless and help them.

Same situation as Dictatorial Spanish govt must leave Catalonians alone to live freely and democratically. The people of Catalonia have voted for independence.

I wonder why the US representatives doesn't pass a law supporting the Catalonians? where is the democracy in Spain?

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Dictatorial Chinese govt must leave HK'ers alone to live freely and democratically. Involvement in HK affairs should be limited to mutually beneficial and agreed upon economic cooperation. Otherwise, butt out!

I hope the brave protesters win their struggle, God bless and help them.

Same situation as Dictatorial Spanish govt must leave Catalonians alone to live freely and democratically. The people of Catalonia have voted for independence.

I wonder why the US representatives doesn't pass a law supporting the Catalonians? where is the democracy in Spain?

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COMMUNIST China has forever lost respect in the world regarding human rights and Hong Kong.

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Lots of American want to live as puppet of Putin, won't even put up a fight ,even at the point disregard freedom

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The woman just have absolutely no shame, or very unblissfully unaware, she can't be a leader to her own family let alone a leader to her people.

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This will never happen as the US would move in and establish another military base on the doorstep of HK. The US already has over 800 military bases around the globe and has China completely surrounded

Good to see that chip on your shoulder balancing itself with a double act, ie one on each shoulder. I have no idea how the heckling of a HK leader by her own MPs, whikst governing a Chinese territory has anything to do with USA, but you cack me up how you segue to USA from just about any topic, even whilst I endure the cleanup of a typhoon.

Unless you have not noticed, most if not all Asian nations wants a bigger US presence in their region, and you probably have not noticed, but the HK protesters would rather have USA or Brits than Communist China ruling them.

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