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      07-31-2019, 03:49 PM   #287
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With what's going on in Hong Kong, and the current state of affairs of China/Taiwan, I get a feeling something terrible is brewing.

China to stop issuing individual travel permits to Taiwan https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49178314
The travel permit thing sucks. Taiwan gets a lot of tourists from China and it will impact the revenue from tourism.

China is using this to influence the upcoming Taiwan election to support pro-China presidential candidates.
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"China Retaliation Is ‘11’ on Scale of 1 to 10, Wall Street Warns"

Escalation in the ongoing trade war as China lets its currency sink to an 11-year low and called on state buyers to halt U.S. agricultural purchases.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...l-street-warns

Meanwhile day 5 of mass protests in Hong Kong bring the city to a standstill and Beijing will reportedly announce “something new” for Hong Kong tomorrow.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...statement-live
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"China Retaliation Is ‘11’ on Scale of 1 to 10, Wall Street Warns"

Escalation in the ongoing trade war as China lets its currency sink to an 11-year low and called on state buyers to halt U.S. agricultural purchases.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...l-street-warns

Meanwhile day 5 of mass protests in Hong Kong bring the city to a standstill and Beijing will reportedly announce “something new” for Hong Kong tomorrow.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...statement-live
And now they have been tagged as Currency Manipulators by the Treasury Department. About time.
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Apparently China pissing off everyone this week

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“Alexa, how can I get AR-15s into Hong Kong”
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“Alexa, how can I get AR-15s into Hong Kong”
I blame the British there isn't anywhere we've once ruled that after we leave doesn't turn into a shit show.

North America is the exception that gives authority to that rule.
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North America is the exception that gives authority to that rule.
Wait, wut? Speak American English

If you said what I think you meant, just give us time. Excrement is about to collide with the rotating blades.
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I blame the British there isn't anywhere we've once ruled that after we leave doesn't turn into a shit show.

North America is the exception that gives authority to that rule.
I get the police brutality side of the protests. I wonder how much is angst at the prospect of not being 1 country, 2 systems in 2047. Or the prospect that the system might be terminated by China before then.
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Wait, wut? Speak American English

If you said what I think you meant, just give us time. Excrement is about to collide with the rotating blades.
English, it's one language.

No what that sentence means is North America isn't a shit show "the exception to the rule" but the rest are. Thus it gives authority to the rule that once we leave, we leave it in a mess that they never get out of.

You can also use the phrase "the exception that proves the rule" to the same ends.
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Developments:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKCN1V326I
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A prominent U.S. senator warned China on Tuesday Hong Kong could lose its special U.S. trade status if Beijing intervenes directly to crack down on increasingly violent pro-democracy protests in the city.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-...-kong-protests
China denies request for US Navy warships to visit a restive Hong Kong
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English, it's one language.

No what that sentence means is North America isn't a shit show "the exception to the rule" but the rest are. Thus it gives authority to the rule that once we leave, we leave it in a mess that they never get out of.

You can also use the phrase "the exception that proves the rule" to the same ends.
I'm not sure what else could be done by the English for Hong Kong. It was a much better place to be than China 1847 to now. What would the Chinese have done, especially under Xi, if England had not given it up?
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English, it's one language.

No what that sentence means is North America isn't a shit show "the exception to the rule" but the rest are. Thus it gives authority to the rule that once we leave, we leave it in a mess that they never get out of.

You can also use the phrase "the exception that proves the rule" to the same ends.
Just pulling your chain.

I might have used "the exception to the rule" I figured you people from the other side of the ocean might be speaking far more eloquently than us rebellious peasants. It's all good, bro
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I'm not sure what else could be done by the English for Hong Kong. It was a much better place to be than China 1847 to now. What would the Chinese have done, especially under Xi, if England had not given it up?
We could do no more really but it's a result of Empire, once you're in it's very difficult to get out, just look at the middle east all those lines on the map we drew as we got out, same with India/Pakistan Ireland/NI etc...the list is endless and our finger prints are all over it.

Not saying there is anything we can do about it now but the issue in HK has its roots firmly planted in the events that took place that led to the UK taking Hong Kong island as a spoil of war after the opium war, we had to give it back at some point as China aren't as easily ignored as the Spanish.
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I get the police brutality side of the protests. I wonder how much is angst at the prospect of not being 1 country, 2 systems in 2047. Or the prospect that the system might be terminated by China before then.
general public doesn't have much expectation after 2047, mostly unhappy about changes creeping in much sooner before 2047, like that bill proposed.
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Not a surprise move by the Chinese:

Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49402222
Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign.
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I had a laugh, but in reality it's really sad to see what's happening in HK.
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I blame the British there isn't anywhere we've once ruled that after we leave doesn't turn into a shit show.
LOL. Get back to me after the cricket.
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LOL. Get back to me after the cricket.
You don't count as The Queen is still head of state down under.
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