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Countdown to 2047: The Death of Hong Kong?

jje1000

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Interesting views over the last few days- China has essentially been lashing out at the US and banning NGOs and think tanks- could this have a secret blessing of disentangling the China doves (i.e. Brookings Institute) and further waking up the public?

IMO, all China had to do to cement its role in the world would have literally been to do nothing- but right now with Trump and Xi at the helms, it's essentially morphing into a war of ideologies and systems (the trade war is just one of those elements).
 

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Interesting comparisons in approval ratings between the last few chief executives/last governor:

Ha, Chris Patten wins.
The only one to have a higher approval rating at end of term than at beginning and also achieved a generally stable/upward trending approval rating.

Man, that nosedive for Lam is um.......noteworthy.
I actually feel bad for her. It's not as if she can stand up to the regime or step down after being granted the "favour" of her placement.

Thanks for posting that. I love charts. 🤓
 

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I was also going to post the face scan internet and cell law jje1000 posted that came into effect in China this December.

That is one of the prime reasons in my opinion face coverings were to be banned in Hong Kong. The Chinese government is in my opinion working flat out creating extensive databases on Hong Kong’s entire population and I suspect also Taiwan. Anyone living in these places is crazy if they use any Chinese technology hardware or social media and payment software. These surveillance tools can also cast nets over the population so long as adoption rates are high enough. Western social media like Facebook also does this where a profile of people can be created by “triangulating” around non-users using user data.
 

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Yup, Stasi wet dreams come to life.

Problem is....the Chinese people have their swine overlords (I'm talking about you Xi dada) but we have our swine technology companies doing the same thing.

Both systems are used for control.
 

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I remember back in 2011 when they last had a tax rebate program, I was able to qualify for it ($6,000 HKD) even as a person overseas. I literally got my permanent residency at the beginning of that year during an extended visit.

Hong Kong to give cash gift of $1,200 to residents

26 February 2020

Hong Kong will hand out cash to adult permanent residents, to help boost spending and ease financial burden.

As part of the annual budget, $10,000 Hong Kong dollars ($1,280; £985) was announced for about seven million people over the age of 18.

 

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Hong Kong to give cash gift of $1,200 to residents

Hong Kong will hand out cash to adult permanent residents, to help boost spending and ease financial burden.

As part of the annual budget, $10,000 Hong Kong dollars ($1,280; £985) was announced for about seven million people over the age of 18.
So, now they're bribing people? Sounds about normal for the CCP.
 

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