Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

wherebee

Hong Kong Demonstrations

Recommended Posts

Astonishing scenes in Hong Kong on CH4news.

Staggering number of people protesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It appears the UKs commitment to democracy does not include is former subjects in Hong Kong. Cameron's craven silence on the subject tells you all you need to know about him as a politician and a man.

It's called diplomacy and what should his response be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's called diplomacy and what should his response be?

He might try to get the 1997 Treaty terms honoured. After all the British government was a signatory.

http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2014/08/11/mathias-cheung-the-hong-kong-governments-proposed-electoral-reform-violates-the-basic-law-and-the-sino-british-joint-declaration/

The locals clearly think Cameron has sold them out

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/hong-kong-accuse-cameron-selling-out-china

The UK was never very keen on giving the people of Hong Kong democratic elections when it was the colonial power so one could argue no change there then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It appears the UKs commitment to democracy does not include is former subjects in Hong Kong. Cameron's craven silence on the subject tells you all you need to know about him as a politician and a man.

The important word being 'former'

Why should 7 million people in HK expect greater democratic rights than 1.3billion in the rest of china?

Or is political apartheid the in thing now?

We should either support democracy for all in China, or let the Chinese get on with it. Double standards isn't a nice trait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The important word being 'former'

Why should 7 million people in HK expect greater democratic rights than 1.3billion in the rest of china?

Or is political apartheid the in thing now?

We should either support democracy for all in China, or let the Chinese get on with it. Double standards isn't a nice trait.

It's all going a bit Pete Tong

Blood on the streets, tonight, I am hearing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Ukraine-style attempt by American/Western financed 'democracy' groups to attack China at a weak point.

China isn't weak and will respond appropriately. They know exactly what is going on here (Putin and Xi speak virtually every day). This will merely accelerate efforts by the BRICS, and others, to exit the Western financial systems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 406 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.