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Old 1st Jul 2022, 06:09
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Congratulations Hong Kong

Congratulations Hong Kong celebrating the 25th anniversary of the handover to China under the one country two system in 1997. As a resident of Hong Kong for many years, it is very pleasing to see that Hong Kong has once again moved forward to future prosperity after the unrest during the past few years.

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Rrrrrriiiiight…
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Old 1st Jul 2022, 07:13
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It's Friday. Shouldn't this be in Friday Jokes?

One country, two systems > > > One country, one system.
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Old 1st Jul 2022, 10:05
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I worked in Hong Kong in 1996 and all the Hongkongers I knew were dreading the handover.

Unfortunately with all the water supplies coming from Mainland China the handover was inevitable.

Their fears have come true.
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Very amusing that the Chinese leader said that Hong Kong is now more democratic than when run by the UK.

Really?
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It has proved one thing - any agreements made with the Chinese communist government aren't worth the paper they are written on. Plus Xi Jin Ping is as big a liar a Vlad Putin.
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Old 1st Jul 2022, 10:50
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My calendar is wrong. I thought it was 1st of July not 1st April.
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Originally Posted by LowNSlow View Post
I worked in Hong Kong in 1996 and all the Hongkongers I knew were dreading the handover.

Unfortunately with all the water supplies coming from Mainland China the handover was inevitable.

Their fears have come true.
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Slightly after you on a certain airport contract that Beijing was against at first. There were a lot of Yacht People heading for US West Coast and talking with some Canadian while on holiday from Vancouver they said they are still coming with Vancouver sizes mushrooming as a result. I do not think the UK appears to be getting that high end immigration but I maybe wrong.

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Old 1st Jul 2022, 11:26
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I always thought that HK would be kept as a special economic area to the advantage of the PRC, a bridge between the outside world and China, especially regarding financing and financial businesses. It seems to be the case that the economic growth in many of the regions of SE/SW China have made HK superfluous and the process of absorbing HK into the whole is underway.
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Yes, for every Hong Konger that leaves for greener pastures abroad because they cannot tolerate the Chinese clampdown on democracy, there are a number of mainland Chinese waiting to take their place.

Eventually mainland Chinese will be in the majority and any hope of democracy dies, replaced with the Party line.
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I do not think the UK appears to be getting that high end immigration but I maybe wrong.
I don't know about the UK, but there was a serious move made by a large group of high-worth HK individuals to buy up a sizeable area of Ireland up towards the NI border a couple of years back. The premise was to establish a home from home, with an airfield to allow bizjets access, and for the residents to be afforded special status within the ROI/EU. As there has been next to nothing in the press about it since, I can only presume that it was rejected.
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Old 1st Jul 2022, 11:44
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Originally Posted by Prince of Dzun View Post
Congratulations Hong Kong celebrating the 25th anniversary of the handover to China under the one country two system in 1997. As a resident of Hong Kong for many years, it is very pleasing to see that Hong Kong has once again moved forward to future prosperity after the unrest during the past few years.

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I think you are going to need an umbrella to protect you from the incoming..... Oh wait, isn't that revolutionary in Hong Kong?
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Old 1st Jul 2022, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
Very amusing that the Chinese leader said that Hong Kong is now more democratic than when run by the UK.
Chinese democracy. The government will let you know how free you really are.
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This came from Bloomberg and is purported to be the quarantine centre on the old runway at Kai Tak. It looks a bit CGI but then they build them like that anyway. What caught my attention was the style of construction, which was built by a mainland Chinese company. Haven't we seen similar constructions in Xinjiang province? It's not about the Covid is it?
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Chinese democracy. The government will let you know how free you really are.
The ChiComm version is about as applicable as the GNR album of the same name.
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