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Hong Kong leader says she has not discussed resigning with Beijing

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They aren't doing a very good job up to now.  Feels to me like the protestors are getting more and more entrenched and extreme in their views.  What they did to the MTR at the airport was a big step in the wrong direction.  Plus molotovs and bricks being thrown.   I still don't think this ends well.

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Wakarimasen, IMO you have it wrong, the police are the extreme aggressors. They have the most equipment and its not the youngsters firing guns or shooting tear gas. In the article one of the main focus to help end is for her to step down as requested by the people for lack of confidence. Any manager should recognize when its time to go. She hasn't and the mass has asked her to step down. It's that simple and if she really wanted to she could resign at any moment.

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Lam said on Tuesday that her government was considering all legal avenues to solve the crisis.

Beating unarmed young men and women shedding blood is a legal avenue now,is it? She can't quit though she must want to. Probably get thrown in prison if she disobeys staying on.Xi is already under pressure with the trade war and he can't appear to look weak with so much going on.What's needed is a famous Hong Konger to stand with the students/protesters in solidarity.Because the mainland govt is gearing up to take it to the next level very soon.
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Probably not much "discussion" will actually take place. She'll be sacked, or she won't.

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Hong Kong people cannot trust their police anymore and the movement won't stop until a serious step is made to garantee a fair police protecting HK and its people and not the big neighbour flags and interests...

If policemen would all show their HK police card / identification to start with...

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I'm not a Hongkonger, but i love HongKong. I've ever lived there & i can even speak cantonese now. This demonstration in my personal view, has gone wrong. I had lived in Jakarta during the 1998 riot, although it was different, somehow it still looks the same. The damage is the same. It could take years to recover what they've built. And in the meantime, outsiders could go on a buying spree for their properties, stocks & shares. Especially from the mainland. So somehow the mainlanders are gaining more power since they could have more bargaining power in the end. So, are those 5 demands really able to save them? I don't think so, if it means they would have nothing left in the end.

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Maybe Trump should offer buying Hong Kong instead of Greenland, the citizens might actually be in favor of it!

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The results of fighting authoritarianism.

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According discussions with my friends in HongKong, the initial problem has still not been resolved and easy to resolve.

i.e. Ms. Lam needs to remove the extradition bill completely, not just "withdraw it" (which means until later). This is the reason for the demonstrations.

So, there is an easy solution to resolve the problem if Ms. Lam wishes to respect the views of Hong Kong people.

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There won't be any discussion.  In the meantime the police are not doing a great job.  They have a duty to maintain order, but seem to have lost control.  which just emboldens the protestors.  Scenes over the weekend were atrocious on both sides.

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May the young protesters win the war against the intrusion of the Chinese into their local democratic affairs.

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Between Rock and hard place her situation now anyway:

resign, keep some credibility but be blamed for what happens next in the vacuum

stay follow CCP masters till usefulness is extinguished

stay and follow tone of 1China2 systems and become ‘disappeared’

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Madden:

At least with that national leader you could make fun of even after "full integration" years later, unlike president Winnie the pooh.

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KaerimashitaToday  04:49 pm JST

There won't be any discussion. In the meantime the police are not doing a great job. They have a duty to maintain order, but seem to have lost control. which just emboldens the protestors. Scenes over the weekend were atrocious on both sides.

Police is actually part of the cause.

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@Osaka_Doug

Spot on!

According discussions with my friends in HongKong, the initial problem has still not been resolved and easy to resolve.

i.e. Ms. Lam needs to remove the extradition bill completely, not just "withdraw it" (which means until later). This is the reason for the demonstrations.

So, there is an easy solution to resolve the problem if Ms. Lam wishes to respect the views of Hong Kong people.

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let her resign?

Uh ... resignations are 1-sided. No permission needed.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets since mid-June in protests

Millions of people, not hundreds of thousands. Say there have been 100,000 at 10 protests, that's 1 million. There have been more than 10 protests and most have 250K-1+M people.

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