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Old 29-07-2019, 04:09 PM
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The booksellers being "disappeared" was a prelude to the extradition bill widely viewed as an attempt to legalise the practice of carting anyone Beijing doesn't like (including people merely visiting HK) off to China to face their party-controlled legal system. The government insists it is "to close a legal loophole" but nobody seriously believes the HK government would refuse an arrest and extradition request from Beijing.

It is not hard to see why the vast majority of ordinary folk see this as a step too far, effectively the end of "one country two systems" and the protected freedoms it enshrines.

To view the link you have to Register or Login, in itself a clear indication it has no clue what to do, as the content of the announcement demonstrates. They continue to push the lie that BJ/HK have nothing to do with excessive police violence or the use of triads as proxy agents, and the farcical claim that "foreign forces" are "collaborating" to foment unrest (merely making Beijing look paranoid and delusional). They are hanging HK out to dry - the leaders have no clue what to do, the protesters should be tried under the law where offences have been committed, but so should the police and other actors. No way the protest movement is going to back down until there is some sort of concession - so more violence it is then.
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