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Nearly Sane

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Hong Kong protests
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:46:26 AM »
I was just thinking that given what's happening it would be good to have a PM in place and in charge, and then I thought of Johnson, and groaned. This is major tough diplomacy.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-48835278

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 01:07:00 PM »
And still the protests continue and have a greater effect - there's not much that the UK govt can do but anything that they might is going to be easily ignored by the Chinese as we have too much else going on.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49317975

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 05:17:47 PM »
Watching the live pictures, just incredibly tense.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 09:38:13 AM »
And still it continues - my wife is due to be there for 10 days next month and I have to admit to feeling a tad worried about it.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 12:40:27 PM »
If this had happened a couple of months ago then it may well have been enough but it feels as if it is too late - the problem of the remaining demands is the free election one.




https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49575381

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 06:53:15 AM »
And China's 70th anniversary marked with more protests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49902351

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 08:48:01 AM »
Things seem to be going from very bad to much worse in Hong Kong. :o
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 09:38:43 AM »

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 09:27:22 AM »
This is very sad. Note I wouldn't play the video if you're likely to be upset, they edit it so you don't quite see the shooting but it's about as good as showing it.



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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 10:30:38 AM »
The situation goes on an on, sooner or later China is likely to step in and no doubt make it even worse.
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 02:24:41 PM »
The situation goes on an on, sooner or later China is likely to step in and no doubt make it even worse.
I think you mean step in further

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 02:42:11 PM »
I think you mean step in further

I don't think they have sent troops in yet, have they?
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 02:43:27 PM »
I don't think they have sent troops in yet, have they?
False dichotomy

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 02:45:55 PM »
Meaning?
That China 'stepping in' is not a dichotomy between not doing anything and sending in troops.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 02:49:31 PM »
That China 'stepping in' is not a dichotomy between not doing anything and sending in troops.

So what is China doing at present?
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 02:57:24 PM »
So what is China doing at present?
From people on the ground, there is ongoing technology blocks,  the police presence is added to by Chinese police and there is infiltration of various protest groups by Chinese secret police.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2019, 05:37:40 PM »
Students being brought back. And my wife was due to be there in a couple of weeks but it is looking like her company will hold off sending people.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50432644

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2019, 05:39:13 PM »
Students being brought back. And my wife was due to be there in a couple of weeks but it is looking like her company will hold off sending people.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50432644

On a personal level that must be a huge relief.
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2019, 05:53:20 PM »
On a personal level that must be a huge relief.
It's odd, I wouldn't really have been worried as it's easy to avoid the protests but at the same time the question is what happens next. We're due there Feb/Mar for a couple of days holiday en route elsewhere.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 06:19:15 AM »

The slow ratcheting up of the confrontations is quite scary. It gets harder to see how either side stops. Beginning to get worried for our friends there for the first time. While there are ongoing protests in Paris, which are little reported on, tyey have settled into a tempo unlike here.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50455727

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 08:27:32 AM »
Hong Kong is certainly not  a good place in which to live these days. Some years ago my youngest uncle and family lived there, he is a doctor, now retired. They must be very relieved they are now back in Switzerland.
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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2019, 02:33:03 PM »
It's odd, I wouldn't really have been worried as it's easy to avoid the protests but at the same time the question is what happens next. We're due there Feb/Mar for a couple of days holiday en route elsewhere.
You could register for travel updates here....  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hong-kong

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 04:33:52 PM »
You could register for travel updates here....  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hong-kong
Thanks, already plugged into that and also get updates from friends on a regular basis.

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2019, 06:39:15 AM »
It will be interesting to see if this has real effect


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50541627

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Re: Hong Kong protests
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2019, 08:37:15 AM »
It will be interesting to see if this has real effect


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-50541627

I hope so, but I doubt it.
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