Man, i am in the minority hear.
The laws that China is trying to push to HK is really messed up.
Being spirited away by China's whim is crazy.
Are you suggesting the Chinese might allow HK to have extradition laws to the US but not to China?
Being spirited away on Washingtons whim is vastly more likely and a much more common occurrence world wide...
Granted i am ware that this is probly a lost cause for HK given their very Geography.
People who aren't interested in this should leave HK, it's high time to pull out.
Well indeed, but what exactly has changed?
In the past they were ruled from afar by people they don't get to vote for that are appointed by foreigners... At least China is rule by Chinese people... so ethnically the same race as them.
And yes, the same must be said for Taiwan, China will deal with them eventually as well.
Their is no 2 ways around this.
And why shouldn't they... Are the people of Hawaii free to do anything they please? Anything at all?
How about the people of Guam?
Or the Marshall Islands?
Were the people of Australia given a vote to decide whether mother Britain could test nuclear weapons in their country?
So yea, the U.S is trying to make good on this situation to mess with China, but it doesn't take away on how messed up this is.
Stop drinking the Kool aide buddy... these people never had freedom or democracy... their governers were appointed... they were a colony... and used to launder money in the region...
Mainland Chinese (alongside many other Asian states) are considered to be low class which makes idea of being ruled by PRC absolutely unacceptable because according to Hong Kong locals it's them who should rule over Mainland Chinese as members of high class on behalf of even higher class (British or Americans)
If they wanted to they could be one of head honchos of PRC but their own ego is getting in the way
And the funny thing is that 20 years ago they were rich and China was poor.... now there are probably 20 cities in China with much better planning and newer buildings and more money than Hong Kong and Hong Kong isn't the glittering prize it used to be... now it is just getting annoying and bolshy... it is about the only times the US and UK support protests over human rights... they do everything they can to stop them domestically...
HK is what happens when authoritarianism takes over, no sh%t there's gonna be some resistance towards this.
Under British rule there was no democracy...
Well sorry for showing pity, for the people who will soon be under the whip of the Communist party.
Amusing... the rest of China seems to be prospering and growing and developing under that whip... unlike the UK which seems to be faltering and fading... perhaps Britain can make things better by offering British passports to all Hong Kong residents who want to leave... as long as they have more than a million dollars in their bank accounts of course...