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Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Discussion in 'General Military & Topical News' started by News, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. News

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    Feb 1, 2008
    Violence breaks out after thousands defy a police ban to march as unrest continues unabated.

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  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    The debate on BBC News social media has been interesting. The reaction from citizens of Hong Kong (or China Hong Kong) to public disorder are mixed. It's not a straightforward binary division between pro- and anti-Beijing factions.
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    A complex issue but, in essence, Hong Kong has been asset-stripped, with it's revenue generating businesses outsourced to mainland China.

    Hong Kong at one time generated 27% of China's massive GDP, nowadays it's a tenth of that. The significance of Hong Kong on the world stage has been undermined & devalued. The fact that half the population now speaks mandarin, as opposed to less than a quarter when it was handed-back points toward it becoming another Chinese province, no different to any other.
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