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    China approves national security law for Hong Kong against threats of U.S. retaliation

    SINGAPORE —

    China approved a sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong Tuesday aimed at stifling dissent in a city where millions protested the past year demanding greater autonomy from Beijing.

    The law drastically changes the complexion of Hong Kong society, which has long enjoyed special freedoms absent from the mainland that for decades have contributed to the city’s status as a global financial hub.

    The unanimous passage of the law by China’s top legislature plunges Beijing’s relationship with other major powers into deeper uncertainty. In just the past few months, China has taken a more confrontational stance with the United States, Taiwan, India and Australia.

    In anticipation of the law’s passage, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced Monday the the U.S. would restrict exports of defense equipment to Hong Kong: “The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Trump Administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory,” Pompeo said in a statement.

    Hong Kongers fear the law will erode many of the freedoms they’ve been accustomed to for generations, including the right to assembly, speech and an independent media. The move, though expected, was still startling and comes at a time when the Communist Party is determined to bring the semiautonomous city more tightly into Beijing’s orbit.

    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation...l-security-law

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    Expected, but still sad day for democracy.

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    And we're not in a position to do anything about it.

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    I'm just waiting for Corporation™ to tell me how to feel about it.

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    And we're not in a position to do anything about it.
    Don't think the UK is either... just pathetic stuff all around.

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    And we're not in a position to do anything about it.
    What would Hillary have done?

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    And we're not in a position to do anything about it.
    And what would Trump have done if he were not busy golfing, hiding in bunker, holding rallies, not reading intelligence reports, or cutting back on covid testing?

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    What would Hillary have done?
    Oh obviously sent troops.
    WWIII

    We have no human rights issues to stand on you big got because we have shown the world we dont care a bit about human rights.
    We want out, every country for itself. MAGA.... Yeah thats going peachy, we look and feel so great under this orange clown.

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    Oh obviously sent troops.
    WWIII

    We have no human rights issues to stand on you big got because we have shown the world we dont care a bit about human rights.
    We want out, every country for itself. MAGA.... Yeah thats going peachy, we look and feel so great under this orange clown.
    Okay, if you're done lashing out, tell us for real what you think she would've done differently.

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    And what would Trump have done if he were not busy golfing, hiding in bunker, holding rallies, not reading intelligence reports, or cutting back on covid testing?
    Probably ed his daughter some more

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    Okay, if you're done lashing out, tell us for real what you think she would've done differently.
    Had enough human rights standing to say we will discuss this and we will not observe Hong Kong as a full state of China.
    We recognize the original position the British first set up.
    Send a ship with goods and articles they feel are needed as decreed by the original agreement.

    Why do you think Taiwan is still basically independent from China, how is this done? Do you have a clue?
    China could take Taiwan if they wanted why dont they?

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    Good, them.

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    Had enough human rights standing to say we will discuss this and we will not observe Hong Kong as a full state of China.
    We recognize the original position the British first set up.
    Send a ship with goods and articles they feel are needed as decreed by the original agreement.

    Why do you think Taiwan is still basically independent from China, how is this done? Do you have a clue?
    China could take Taiwan if they wanted why dont they?
    The original position set up was that Hong Kong goes back to China in 1996.

    Go ahead and tell us why Taiwan is "independent" of China.

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    Had enough human rights standing to say we will discuss this and we will not observe Hong Kong as a full state of China.
    We recognize the original position the British first set up.
    Send a ship with goods and articles they feel are needed as decreed by the original agreement.

    Why do you think Taiwan is still basically independent from China, how is this done? Do you have a clue?
    China could take Taiwan if they wanted why dont they?
    You probably created a very specific part of Taiwan that shall henceforth go unmentioned, because you're the creator.

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    The original position set up was that Hong Kong goes back to China in 1996.

    Go ahead and tell us why Taiwan is "independent" of China.
    With their own government.
    We could push very hard on this with help from allies.
    Its not gonna happen because fck everybody I still have my coffee in the morning.

    Do you think Taiwan should mail it in as well?

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    You probably created a very specific part of Taiwan that shall henceforth go unmentioned, because you're the creator.
    m

    Scotch anyone?

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    I wonder how editing Time Magazine is going for DMDrunk.

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    With their own government.
    No. You're confusing that with whatever compromises may have happened post 1996.

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    No. You're confusing that with whatever compromises may have happened post 1996.
    no you just don’t get it

    Look up one country two systems set to expire in 2047

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    Expected, but still sad day for democracy.
    calling Hong Kong rioters democracy advocates

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    They probably said the same thing when Trump unleashed the military on peaceful Americans in DC

    And they will say the same when we reach 100k infections a day tbqh

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    calling Hong Kong rioters democracy advocates
    this and Covid definitely gave the Chinese good excuses to come in and take over

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    no you just don’t get it

    Look up one country two systems set to expire in 2047
    Then that's the extension. You said the original deal. It expired in 1996, bruh.

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    Expected, but still sad day for democracy.
    eyup. This was inevitable the day the British handed it over. I expect a lot of capital, both monetary and human to hit the lifeboats.

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    Then that's the extension. You said the original deal. It expired in 1996, bruh.
    They go together bruh.
    If the Chinese say fck the extension, then we say okay, Hong KOng is autonomous Bruh.
    We treat them as we would Taiwan. The Chinese would not touch them. But that is definitely a dangerous move now because we are in an extremely weak position internationally. We might not even get help from GB.

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