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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    Does any Western government seriously still believe 1C2S exist? They might not say out loud, but their actions seem to indicate they are increasingly treating that as history. Suspending extradition treaties is only a first step I fear...
    I’m afraid a lot of governments still do either for business reasons or cause they simple don’t understand what’s happening here or don’t care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    I’m afraid a lot of governments still do either for business reasons or cause they simple don’t understand what’s happening here or don’t care.
    These are not mutually exclusive though. Western states may still want to do business in HK, they just don't recognize the validity of the 1C2S framework. Sure, they will go along with it to the extent that allow their national firms to operate in HK, but in the back of their minds, there is a question mark, an uncertainty over just what 1C2S means anymore. They will hedge their bets. They might make their investment more limited and more contingent on conditions that weren't here before the NSL. And we might not know about this in many cases since we would not be privy to these confidential calculations.
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    Things might get interesting here ...

    The link in the tweet has the judgement and is interesting having read so many arguments and counter arguments about police not being identifiable and their right to privacy v/s transparency.

    https://twitter.com/alvinllum/status...53058857955328


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    Standing Committee declaring it doesn't in 3...2...1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    Standing Committee declaring it doesn't in 3...2...1...
    Judges getting relocated in 3, 2, 1...
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    UK and allies express "serious concerns" over HK:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc...china-54995227


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    While awaiting the inevitable reinterpretation from up north
    https://twitter.com/galileoch...685629441?s=21


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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    I have voted in every election I have had a chance to vote in during my time in Hong Kong. However, the time had come when I was not sure whether I would want to vote in the next election, or whether there would be a candidate standing worth voting for. So, this mass resignation has come at the right time, if not a little late. What happens next - I'm not sure. I do think that a government with no opposing voices, or at least a government which refuses to listen to opposing voices, is a government which is going to get even worse with its policy making.
    Same as Singapore?