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    Any comments about how the HKD can be affected? Anyone?

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    The EU's hard hitting words

    “The EU considers that democratic debate, consultation of key stakeholders, and respect for protected rights and freedoms in Hong Kong would represent the best way of proceeding with the adoption of national security legislation, as foreseen in Article 23 of the Basic Law, while also upholding Hong Kong’s autonomy and the ‘one country two systems’ principle,”


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    It would be interesting to see the Chinese Communist Party sued in a Hong Kong court (and maybe elsewhere...) for not honouring its treaty commitments wrt. Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong (aka autonomy) etc.

    Based on the poll results on desire for democracy, some 9 out of every 10 Hongkonger and expat living here does so based on the promises of preserved civil liberties (plus promise of universal suffrage) instead of getting hold of a map showing where the airport is located.

    Nearly every person you see could be a plaintiff.

    Class action, anyone? Workers of Hong Kong unite?

    If that part of the counter-revolution was televised I'd be glued to the screen... In fact I'd pay quite a few coins for the pleasure and priviledge of watching a United Front lawyer arguing the Party-dictatorship's case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    The EU's hard hitting words

    “The EU considers that democratic debate, consultation of key stakeholders, and respect for protected rights and freedoms in Hong Kong would represent the best way of proceeding with the adoption of national security legislation, as foreseen in Article 23 of the Basic Law, while also upholding Hong Kong’s autonomy and the ‘one country two systems’ principle,”
    You can practically hear the laughter at Josep Borrell's office when they posted that.

    https://twitter.com/WilliamYang120/s...79983711191040


    Over to you, Boris. Can you do even better?

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    Mrs Lam also said people here would still be able to protest and free speech would be respected.
    "Hong Kong is a free society. Hong Kong will remain to be a very free society, where freedom of expression, freedom of protest, freedom of journalism will stay because these are the core values of Hong Kong and are very much protected by the Basic Law," she said.
    ...at the same time
    The local stock market suffered its largest single-day percentage-drop since 2015 on Friday, after Beijing's announcement, with the Hang Seng Index falling by 5.5 percent. The market appears to have been concerned about the prospect of more protests, tensions with Washington, and capital leaving Hong Kong.
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by eIIe


    "Hong Kong is a free society. Hong Kong will remain to be a very free society, where freedom of expression, freedom of protest, freedom of journalism will stay because these are the core values of Hong Kong and are very much protected by the Basic Law," she said.
    "With Chinese characteristics" goes without saying.

    The PRC is strictly a rule-by-law based society. The stoogelings implementing those dictates are just following orders and all's good as long as you-know-what with you-know-whose-mug get printed.

    Clam & Co have minions handling all that stuff for them. They can get suitcases if needed.

    If only it came with Dada's mug everything would be perfect. Maybe they could have a vote at the "national people's congress" about that while everyone's there and muzzled?

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    If Article 23 gets pushed through Beijing, does anybody think HK can elect their CE? I remember one issue from Beijing: No free election of the CE without the passage of Article 23.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gardabble
    If Article 23 gets pushed through Beijing, does anybody think HK can elect their CE? I remember one issue from Beijing: No free election of the CE without the passage of Article 23.

    There would be only 1 person on the ballot
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    Quote Originally Posted by historian
    There would be only 1 person on the ballot
    That means they restrict the number candidates to 1 and disqualify all others. Seems to be norm how we elect our legislators only to be thrown out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardabble
    If Article 23 gets pushed through Beijing, does anybody think HK can elect their CE? I remember one issue from Beijing: No free election of the CE without the passage of Article 23.

    We need to forget that. It's never going to happen. Everything Deng promised is now swept away as if it didn't happen. The Foreign ministry has already referred to the document as a historical artifact. I does not apply now, unless it suits Beijing.

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