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Oct 1 · Last update 16 days ago.

What do people in each position think about the Hong Kong protests?

The relationship between protesters in Hong Kong and the Chinese government continues to heat up. What do the Hong Kong protesters, general citizens in Hong Kong, general citizen in other parts of China, and the Chinese government think about the Hong Kong protests? I would like to know each viewpoint.
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Hong Kong should be merged into China
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Hong Kong should have democracy by general election
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0 disagrees
China should respect Hong Kong’s Basic Law
1 agrees
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Hong Kong needs more international support
1 agrees
0 disagrees
Police Brutality needs to be addressed
1 agrees
0 disagrees
Carrie Lam should resign
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Hong Kong should be merged into China

Why only Hong Kong have One country two systems?

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 26
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[1] https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/how-beijing-has-clamped-down-on-hong-kong-and-how-the-free-world-can-respond/ https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/poll-support-dips-hong-kong-democracy-protests-security-law-looms https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3031889/hong-kongs-economy-lost-estimated-hk28-billion-over-past https://www.rt.com/news/474756-hong-kong-protests-china-us/

Hong Kong should have democracy by general election

One country two systems

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 26
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The one country, two systems principal should be expanded to include meaningful representation for Hong Kong. From the overwhelming scale of the anti-extradition protest movement (with multi-million attendance on numerous occasions), to the 2019 District Council elections, it is clear that the people of Hong Kong overwhelmingly seek political change and want to have their voices heard. The results from the last elections in Hong Kong overwhelming demonstrated Hong Kong’s backing of pro-democracy candidates, while many long-standing pro-Beijing politicians losing their position. It is untenable for the CCP to continue to repress this call for democracy.

China should respect Hong Kong’s Basic Law

When the handover of Hong Kong was discussed by UK Parliament under the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher, British conservatives opposed appeasing China on the issue. However the agreement for Hong Kong to remain highly autonomous for 50 years was largely responsible for the deal being made at all. Beijing have since decided to attempt to consolidate power in Hong Kong before this period is over, the NPC decree that Hong Kong’s chief executive would be pre-approved by Beijing in 2014, and now the 2019 proposed extradition bill were both at massive oversteps of Hong Kong’s autonomy. Beijing should respect their 1990 agreement with the UK and not act with such disregard, until 2047.

nationalreview.com/2020/06/how-beijing-has-clamped-down-on-hong-kong-and-how-the-free-world-can-respond scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3078341/why-basic-law-best-safeguard-hong-kongs-prosperity-and-stability

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 26
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When the handover of Hong Kong was discussed by UK Parliament under the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher, British conservatives opposed appeasing China on the issue. However the agreement for Hong Kong to remain highly autonomous for 50 years was largely responsible for the deal being made at all. Beijing have since decided to attempt to consolidate power in Hong Kong before this period is over, the NPC decree that Hong Kong’s chief executive would be pre-approved by Beijing in 2014, and now the 2019 proposed extradition bill were both at massive oversteps of Hong Kong’s autonomy. Beijing should respect their 1990 agreement with the UK and not act with such disregard, until 2047.

Hong Kong needs more international support

The international community should do more to support the people of Hong Kong. Protestors have called upon both Britain and the United States at various times during the protests to place more diplomatic pressure on China, using flags, banners and even fancy dress to draw support. The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has recently pledged, “to give British National Overseas passport-holders in Hong Kong a path to British citizenship - allowing them to settle in the United Kingdom” [1]. The US needs to step up pressure on China over this matter also as they are flouting international law here and elsewhere, and should join the UK in offering vulnerable Hong Kong citizens a path to citizenship. In addition the US and UK can used established international mechanisms and can demand the open of investigations into missing Hong Kong bookshop owners, and threaten sanctions to address China’s overstep of human rights and law in Hong Kong.

independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-us-help-china-xi-jingping-a9184271.html thefederalist.com/2019/08/19/united-states-can-support-self-rule-hong-kong-without-starting-war [1] finance.yahoo.com/news/british-pm-johnson-tells-china-055228678.html theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/08/hong-kong-protesters-call-on-donald-trump-to-liberate-territory

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 22
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-us-help-china-xi-jingping-a9184271.html https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/19/united-states-can-support-self-rule-hong-kong-without-starting-war/ [1] https://finance.yahoo.com/news/british-pm-johnson-tells-china-055228678.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/08/hong-kong-protesters-call-on-donald-trump-to-liberate-territory

Police Brutality needs to be addressed

Hong Kong’s Executive Council should open an investigation into police brutality. Police misconduct during the protests is widely seen as one cause for the growth in this movement, and it's now one of the protestor's "Five Demands" of Hong Kong's Legislative Council; an independent inquiry into police behaviour. Police brutality is increasingly becoming an international issue also, and in the case of the murder of George Floyd in the US is blooming into a solidarity protest movement worldwide, moving forward this will be an issue that both Hong Kong and China will be unable to ignore. “Using brute force only sows greater discontent, radicalisation and long-term instability. Addressing the causes of violence is harder but more effective” [1].

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/hong-kong-police-violence dnyuz.com/2019/07/21/thousands-take-to-hong-kong-streets-to-denounce-police-brutality [1] scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3087566/george-floyd-protests-lessons-hong-kong-tackling-police-brutality amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/hong-kong-police-violence

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 22
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https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/hong-kong-police-violence/ https://dnyuz.com/2019/07/21/thousands-take-to-hong-kong-streets-to-denounce-police-brutality/ [1] https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3087566/george-floyd-protests-lessons-hong-kong-tackling-police-brutality https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/hong-kong-police-violence/

Carrie Lam should resign

Carrie Lam should resign to allow the forming of a government that represents the people of Hong Kong. This would enable a more meaningful dialogue and diplomacy to take place between Hong Kong and Beijing. Both Beijing and Lam have undermined Hong Kong’s political process; this model of ruling by decree that works on the mainland does not fit with the mentality or traditions of Hong Kong, and will not bring the region peace or stability moving forward.

scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3031545/carrie-lam-should-resign-over-hong-kong-protests-malaysian quora.com/How-can-we-make-Carrie-Lam-to-step-down-or-resign?share=1 straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/hong-kongs-carrie-lam-should-resign-says-malaysian-pm-mahathir ft.com/content/e646dbba-a3e4-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1

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Daniel Halliday
Jun 22
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Carrie Lam should resign to allow the forming of a government that represents the people of Hong Kong. This would enable a more meaningful dialogue and diplomacy to take place between Hong Kong and Beijing. Both Beijing and Lam have undermined Hong Kong’s political process; this model of ruling by decree that works on the mainland does not fit with the mentality or traditions of Hong Kong, and will not bring the region peace or stability moving forward.
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