Hong Kong - Its past, the current and future - where is it heading?

I've had several copies sent to me as part of a mass delivery. The ones that I have seen are specifically tailored to a Canadian audience, as were the Youtube ads. Someone is going through a lot of effort and expense in this and I do wonder where the funding is coming from. Normal newspapers are struggling to keep afloat, but somehow the Epoch Times have enough money to send out free copies to everyone.
It smells of some sort of arm's length government, or NGO, funding ? I wonder who . . .
 
I was checking the weather this morning and was pleased to see (in the advert) that the University of Hong Kong is still offering a Master of Laws in Human Rights.

Right.

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We had rain later in the morning, which was nice.
 
At the moment.
People here have been crying that the sky is falling in since 1997.

HK is, by very far, the largest CNY currency trading hub as well as where 80%+ of all China focused trade finance is conducted. Despite the (in reality very limited and welcomed by many) tightening of the law in recent months Beijing is fully aware of how vital this city is to its global interests. Sure, that may change over time, but it will measured in years not months.
 

Gout Man

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On the news today it looks like and sounds like the UK has given the green light for up to 6 million HK folk to come to these shores, and this is the Tory Government.
We can’t cope with this madness, we handed over HK and it’s now Chinese, we have enough immigrants already, legal and illegal and we could do without this open ended invite.
 
On the news today it looks like and sounds like the UK has given the green light for up to 6 million HK folk to come to these shores, and this is the Tory Government.
We can’t cope with this madness, we handed over HK and it’s now Chinese, we have enough immigrants already, legal and illegal and we could do without this open ended invite.
Interesting to see the attitude of the party of the former working man to these arrivals? Those already here seem to take no part in politics, work and keep their heads down. When these arrivals get to vote will it be for a party with an extreme wing that admires Chairman Mao and Communist governments and wishes to tax achievers until the pips rattle?
 

BuggerAll

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Interesting to see the attitude of the party of the former working man to these arrivals? Those already here seem to take no part in politics, work and keep their heads down. When these arrivals get to vote will it be for a party with an extreme wing that admires Chairman Mao and Communist governments and wishes to tax achievers until the pips rattle?
I’m not sure what you base that idea on. HK Chinese folk are as diverse in their opinions as any other community but they don’t tend to be socialists.
 

Gout Man

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Interesting to see the attitude of the party of the former working man to these arrivals? Those already here seem to take no part in politics, work and keep their heads down. When these arrivals get to vote will it be for a party with an extreme wing that admires Chairman Mao and Communist governments and wishes to tax achievers until the pips rattle?
I just love the way the government can do this. It effects our country more than Brexit, if they were to hold a vote on “should we allow HK folk in to reside in the U.K.” it would be an over whelming NO.
But oh no these politicians know what’s good for us.
 

BuggerAll

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I just love the way the government can do this. It effects our country more than Brexit, if they were to hold a vote on “should we allow HK folk in to reside in the U.K.” it would be an over whelming NO.
But oh no these politicians know what’s good for us.
What are you wobbling on about? HK Chinese have been a positive influence in Canada and Australia. We won’t see 6 million, more’s the pity, but a large influx would be great.
 

Gout Man

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What are you wobbling on about? HK Chinese have been a positive influence in Canada and Australia. We won’t see 6 million, more’s the pity, but a large influx would be great.
I tell you what I’m “wobbling“ about, look around you and see how crowded this small island of ours is already. Look at how are NHS is struggling even before Covid, look at our over crowded classrooms. Oh and we have a shortage of housing NOW let alone when this lot arrives!!
That is just for starters.
We are already over populated and this influx isn’t going to help, if they are so welcome in Canada I’m sure they can accommodate them but that’s up to them isn’t it!
 
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look around you and see how crowded this small island of ours is already.
When I look around this small island, I see massive tracts of land entirely unpopulated by anyone.

The UK isn't overcrowded, it's just appallingly badly distributed. Guess who wants to keep it that way?
 

Gout Man

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When I look around this small island, I see massive tracts of land entirely unpopulated by anyone.

The UK isn't overcrowded, it's just appallingly badly distributed. Guess who wants to keep it that way?
And I like the countryside and I’d like to keep it that way.
 
On the news today it looks like and sounds like the UK has given the green light for up to 6 million HK folk to come to these shores, and this is the Tory Government.
We can’t cope with this madness, we handed over HK and it’s now Chinese, we have enough immigrants already, legal and illegal and we could do without this open ended invite.
But the government only expects 13,000 will take up the offer.
 

Gout Man

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