Hong Kong Protestors
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Posted 9/29/14 , edited 9/29/14
Let's hope they don't bring in the tanks.
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Posted 9/29/14
I agree with it. China needs some major overhauls, and sometimes things like this need to happen to get the point across.

But Occupy Wall Street turned into a joke,and the riots in Ferguson were just a thug show, so there's not a great track record these things.


I personally think violence doesn't solve much, on both sides, but this is a situation that falls in the gray area of things.
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The big issue with the "occupy" events and any initial public outcries is that after the first 30 minutes to an hour, all the people with nothing better to do with their life than make a good situation worse come out to try to get their 5 seconds of fame.

As for Hong Kong, it's at least a bit better off than most of the areas of China, being a major international port and all.

China itself will be interesting if it becomes more of a democratic republic like the U.S., mostly because it'll be interesting to see where their jobs end up getting shipped off to due to higher labor costs.
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People here are comparing it to the occupy movement but this is a fight for democracy itself. The people of Hong Kong like the democratic system.

Unlike the occupy movement, which had no clear goal, the message from this protest is clear. The people of Hong Kong want to democratically elect their leader without the Chinese government interfering. They ask for one simple thing (it wasn't a violent protest either) and then they throw tear gas at them. I have family affected by the tear gas - whever it be taking part in the protest or just passing by.

The people of Hong Kong aren't just going to stop protesting if it means that freedom and democracy are on the line. Occupy had passion but no answer. People will stay until Hong Kong gets democracy.

Now I've heard that China is warning us not to get involved.
Posted 9/29/14
wouldn't be surprised if there were some strategically placed troublemakers involved

this wasn't going anywhere to start with










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well if they want to vote who to put in power then they should darn well have that right. It's their country after all.

Posted 9/29/14
I'm with Hong Kong for sure. If they want to vote, they should be free to. This is their right, this is their freedom. I hope Hong Kong fights for this, and this isn't just an empty phase - all talk, no substance.
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eh, mother China being assholes again.

HK government is slowly becoming China's pawns already, sadly.

I fully support this movement.

Fight for your freedom.

Personally, I've always wanted Hong Kong to be a separate country.


btw I'm HK Chinese by blood (born and raised in America) and most of my family lives in HK.
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From what I've gathered the "people's republic" is attempting to obscure its citizens' view of the events in Hong Kong. Telling, isn't it?

Edit: PFFFT. Now Wang Yi is insisting that the situation in Hong Kong is an entirely internally Chinese affair, and that other countries should respect China's sovereignty by looking the other way. What a clown.
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Posted 10/1/14

BlueOni wrote:

From what I've gathered the "people's republic" is attempting to obscure its citizens' view of the events in Hong Kong. Telling, isn't it?

Edit: PFFFT. Now Wang Yi is insisting that the situation in Hong Kong is an entirely internally Chinese affair, and that other countries should respect China's sovereignty by looking the other way. What a clown.


They are pretty much trying to block it from mainland China.

There are plenty of Chinese people who can bypass it though.

Also mainland Chinese politics are total crap.
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I hope no protesters will be killed from this
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bobland wrote:

They are pretty much trying to block it from mainland China.

There are plenty of Chinese people who can bypass it though.


They certainly have been. Censoring social networking sites, spreading propaganda through state-run television/radio outlets and newspapers, the PRC government will do whatever they can do to obscure the narrative.


Also mainland Chinese politics are total crap.


That's systems built around "revolutionary vanguard" parties for you.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

I hope no protesters will be killed from this


Ya its just a matter of time honestly, sadly Hong Kong is a major port and they can only go without revenue from there for so long before it starts to hurt. Also it damages their Image and many foreign countries may not want to do business there if it goes too long.
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