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APsplainin Hong Kong vote today. SPOILER: democracy loses because ________.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 06:33:44 PM EST
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#HKDCElection



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 11:39:31 PM EST
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests
"We had demonstrations, peaceful protests, lobbying inside the council, a lot of things we have done but they all failed," said Felix, a 25-year-old university graduate.

"There are still five demands," he said, referring to protesters' calls that include an independent inquiry into police behaviour and the implementation of universal suffrage. Some black-clad protesters wearing gas masks built barricades and blocked roads near luxury stores, including Armani, while others headed towards Hung Hom, a district near the ruined campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Sunday's marches, which were permitted by authorities, came as a top Hong Kong official said the government was looking into setting up an independent committee to review the handling of the crisis, in which demonstrations have become increasingly violent.
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Earlier on Sunday, hundreds of protesters waved American flags, with some donning Donald Trump logo hats and t-shirts, as they unfurled a banner depicting the U.S. president standing astride a tank with a U.S. flag behind him.

m'k.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 at 12:08:58 AM EST
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H.R.3289 | S.1838
Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: a critical analysis

Section 6(c)1.A "assesses whether the Government of Hong Kong is 'legally competent' to administer the United States-Hong Kong Agreement for the Surrender of Fugitive Offenders." This would reaffirm the U.S. government's leverage to force the Hong Kong government to surrender individuals for extradition to U.S. authorities, including dissidents and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 09:34:39 PM EST
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