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

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  2. Chelonian

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    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

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    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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