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 Post subject: Re: Is This the Death of Hong Kong?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Very interesting article. After a century of evidence has amassed so great that it seems incredible that any educated person could overlook it, he case against Communism, or for that matter authoritarianism more broadly, seems to grow still: China, Venezuela, North Korea, The Democratic Party, Russia, the EU . . . how many reigns of terror must endure before the flocks of misguided Marxists, PC Police, SJWs, and bureacurats wake up?



Sadly, they will probably never learn that lesson.

There will inevitably always be another generation of clueless socialists who will be adamant that socialists before them didn't go far enough, or used the wrong methods, and that they now know how to get it right.

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Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Party in Unprecedented Decision

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(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s government issued an unprecedented ban against a pro-independence political party that it has called a risk to national security, raising concerns over tolerance of dissent in the Asian financial hub.

“The Hong Kong National Party has a very clear agenda to achieve its goal of Hong Kong being made an independent republic,” John Lee, the city’s security secretary, said at a briefing on Monday. The party could use force to achieve its goal and had spread “hatred and discrimination” against Chinese visitors to Hong Kong, he said.

The decision risks fanning fears the city’s administration wants to set a precedent for clamping down on other opposition groups, eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy under the “one country, two systems” framework in place since Chinese rule began in 1997. It may also lay the groundwork to revive a shelved national security law prohibiting secession and subversion.

The ban represents the latest attempt to squelch the small movement that sprung up after mass “Occupy Central” protests in 2014 failed to win any democratic reforms. In 2016, the Chinese government reinterpreted local law to ban such activists from public office. Local officials this year barred a legislative candidate because she supported “self-determination.”

“The decision could have a chilling effect that stifles democratic debate on a topic that is not an illegal act per se under current legislation,” said Chris Ng, a convener of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group, which promotes democracy and the rule of law in Hong Kong.

The government’s actions may be unconstitutional and could be challenged for violating Hong Kong’s right to freedom of association under the city’s laws, Ng said. Local journalists were calling him to ask if it would be illegal to publish an article by Chan, Ng said, adding that he told them it would be legal as long as Chan said he wasn’t acting as a member of the National Party.




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Would anyone surprised that the Communist Party-led government of China would resort to this please raise you hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Is This the Death of Hong Kong?
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The government’s actions may be unconstitutional and could be challenged for violating Hong Kong’s right to freedom of association under the city’s laws,


<snicker>

The only thing saving Hong Kong is it's wealth. The Chicoms have enough sense to realize they could screw things up if they tried to do too much....but they will not tolerate public dissent that threatens the rest of China...and they certainly will not tolerate independence movements.

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