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07/19 - July Protests & Related News

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    To be fair, we have been letting a number of people in from the motherland on a daily basis. Many of them I suspect have been recruited into the ranks, as HK residents. You don't need to draw from the current ranks of the PLA.
    150 per day to be precise - 55k per year. Seems like a deliberate policy - just like the Zhuhai bridge and the high speed train.

    In total I think there are about 1M recent immigrants from the mainland. What is less clear to me is how many of those are strongly pro-Beijing - not all I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    I suspect they only expect their action to annoy the CCP whilst keeping a global eye on Hong Kong.
    Cheaper ways to do this and should also keep the money within the community. No need to send cash to the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Cheaper ways to do this and should also keep the money within the community. No need to send cash to the UK.
    But keeping Hong Kong in the global eye surely requires reaching out. The UK and East Coast US papers still punch above their weight in terms of column inches around the world. It probably needs to be event driven to me more impactful like the G20.

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    Lots of Police buses and vans already in Sheung Shui.


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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Lots of Police buses and vans already in Sheung Shui.
    Reminded me of this piece of gossip..

    https://twitter.com/Badcanto/status/1149715091891208192
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    This seems like a great way to make made in Hong Kong thrive again
    https://twitter.com/ariahychen/statu...351716355?s=21


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    13 July 2019 - Sheung Shui / Shatin protests begins

    Many shops have closed, and dozens of police officers are on standby as protesters begin a march to “recover Sheung Shui” from parallel traders.

    The protest organiser, the North District Parallel Imports Concern Group, expects thousands of people to take part in the demonstration, given the momentum against the government’s handling of the controversial extradition bill, which has triggered mass protests and clashes between demonstrators and police in the past month.

    Its spokesman, Ronald Leung, accused the government and the local district council, which is dominated by pro-establishment councillors, of turning a blind eye to rampant tax evasion by parallel traders, who reap huge profits by selling their duty-free stocks bought in Hong Kong on the mainland.




    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...3-20190713.htm

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ngkongers-take
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