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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by David4Maths:
    It was never ours to own. Does your landlord know you think you own his house?
    Only the shitty bits of Hong Kong were leased. Hong Kong Island & Kowloon were ceded in perpetuity.
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    Long live the King.


  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Only the shitty bits of Hong Kong were leased. Hong Kong Island & Kowloon were ceded in perpetuity.
    Ouch!

    The Wikipedia article made for entertaining reading under "Cession of Hong Kong"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong#British_colony

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Only the shitty bits of Hong Kong were leased. Hong Kong Island & Kowloon were ceded in perpetuity.
    Hey! Leave Sai Kung out of your shitty bits assessment. No more shittier then West kowloon is....
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    Last edited by mengfei; 09-09-2022 at 04:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivek2046:
    Prince Charles who gave Hong Kong to China will now be King Charles

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    Gave? Maybe try returned.

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    Yep - popped by this afternoon. a slow but steady stream of people passing through. I waited around 10mins before it was my turn. People have been leaving flowers outside the consulate. Someone has left a tin of mooncakes for her too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Omega:
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    not sure if posted already but the consulate will have a book of condolence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiojiri Hiro:
    Yep - popped by this afternoon. a slow but steady stream of people passing through. I waited around 10mins before it was my turn. People have been leaving flowers outside the consulate. Someone has left a tin of mooncakes for her too.
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    RIP.

    Her image is still with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo_jones:
    So do the Queen's Counsels in HK get renamed to King's Counsels. Or they stop altogether and rename it something like across the border (whatever the differentiation is?)
    In some Australian states, they are still referred to as QC's, and from this morning they have been retitled to KC's. In a few states, they are known as SC's with no changes.

    Also prosecutions are now formally brought forward in the name of the King. Criminal cases change from Regina to Rex (latin for Queen and King) versus the defendant.

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