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Meanwhile, in Hong Kong

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:31 pm
by KevS
Really kicking off at the airport now it seems.

This really is not going to end well, is it?

Re: Meanwhile, in Hong Kong

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 pm
by youngian
The PLA is amassing a force on the border ready to take down Hong Kong.

Re: Meanwhile, in Hong Kong

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:16 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Once upon a time Britain, supported by the EU, and the USA would counter-weigh that.

Now, not so much.

Re: Meanwhile, in Hong Kong

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:18 am
by youngian
The problem for Bejing’s hardline regime is that China has a massive educated urban population like Hong Kong who tasted a more liberal society in the 90s. A blood bath in Hong Kong may send a clearer message to others than concessions.

Re: Meanwhile, in Hong Kong

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:39 pm
by Samanfur
Agreed. Even with the world watching, I suspect that any government response to this is going to make Tiananmen Square look like a teddy bears' picnic.