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Offline Omni

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Hong Kong Revolt
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:14:03 pm »
Having traveled through the Hong Kong airport a few times in the past I thought it was tough going with the crowds then. Looking at what's going on today makes me happy not to be there now. The revolt against the extradition proposal started over two months ago and has escalated ever since. What will be scary is if Beijing decides to invade to quell the upheaval. 

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Offline MH

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Re: Hong Kong Revolt
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 05:33:46 pm »
With a lame duck in the Whitehouse China has no fear of retribution from the US.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 06:02:19 pm »
With a lame duck in the Whitehouse China has no fear of retribution from the US.

Don't underestimate the Donald.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 07:39:00 pm »
Don't underestimate the Donald.

His trade war is a whole lot of nothing so far, and I don't see him putting any effort into a moral fight.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:15:09 pm »
His trade war is a whole lot of nothing so far, and I don't see him putting any effort into a moral fight.

I imagine he backed off when he saw what his threatened tariffs did to the markets. Dow was down 900 or so.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 09:57:25 pm »
His trade war is a whole lot of nothing so far, and I don't see him putting any effort into a moral fight.

I meant in terms of Trump's chances of being re-elected.  It probably won't happen, but it could.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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Re: Hong Kong Revolt
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 02:46:58 pm »
Thought we were talking about the protests in Hong Kong...?

Beijing is already calling it "terrorism". (The wok calling the kettle?)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49386298
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Offline Granny

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Re: Hong Kong Revolt
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 09:22:11 am »
Good news!
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/asia/hong-kong-district-council-elections-intl/index.html
"With more than 95% of constituencies declared, pro-democracy candidates appeared to have won a landslide victory."

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Re: Hong Kong Revolt
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 12:12:01 pm »
Good news!
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/asia/hong-kong-district-council-elections-intl/index.html
"With more than 95% of constituencies declared, pro-democracy candidates appeared to have won a landslide victory."

Yes but it's symbolic.  The local government has little power.
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