How do you think about protests in Hong Kong?

Amazon look4job
Jun 11 21 Comments

There is a new extradition bill debating in Hong Kong which leads to protests of about 200k people on the streets. I looked at the content of the bill. It seems reasonable to me. Why do they protest?

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  • Microsoft dugdig
    She has said safeguards have been incorporated into the bill but critics say it would put people at risk of extradition to China for political 'crimes'.

    "There is this fear that Hong Kong will lose its international reputation as a free society that is different from China. This could sound the death knell of 'one country, two systems'."
    Jun 11 12
    • Amazon look4job
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      The law excludes any extradition based on political reasons. Do you guys even read the law content before making up your argument?
      Jun 12
    • Amazon look4job
      OP
      I may not know enough but your argument does not make sense: if China is going to do this kind of extradition, they can just do it silently. Why bother having this new law? And if you read the law terms, all murderers and other criminals will be extradited if only requested by HK court.
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft dugdig
      Shit, if only China was a fair democracy and not ruled by dictators who can change the laws any time they like.
      Jun 12
    • Amazon look4job
      OP
      Are you OK with living with murderers from other countries in the same neighborhood in the US? Personally I’d rather not.
      Jun 12
    • Bloomberg / Eng DPKGSlayer
      China have been doing exactly the "silently way". A bookstore owner kidnapped by Chinese government agent made the news a while ago.

      The essence is that the bill can say whatever it wants - safe guard and all - but they're practically unenforceable when the mainland government wants to go around it.
      In that case it sounds like the mainland government doesn't care for such a bill. You would be right, in fact the mainland didn't even request for such a bill.

      Seems more like the HK president sucking up to mainland pre-emptively.

      This bill is a slippery slope in the list of mounting precedences of eroding freedom/independence to China in a formalized way.
      Jun 12
    • Amazon look4job
      OP
      So you support that the murderers can live freely in HK, because of the silent way you claimed without any evidence. Well, I will never want to live nearby with the murderers. Keep the murderers in mind and maybe you could try live with them in HK now or in the future when you travel.
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft dugdig
      Do you live in America cause then you are supporting murderers from China as well too
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      OP, you should first study into what has been happening around the world for the disappearing Chinese citizens in all over the world. Basically anyone who criticized communism or the government were abducted from overseas countries. The new law in HK will make this much easier instead of China risking with using secret agents. Those people who criticized had to live in fear even when they lived outside of China.

      OP, if you don’t believe this, try to blog and criticize Chinese government. Mention truth about Tianamen square and see what happens.

      Before you just show the belief in your government, try to understand why HK people are protesting. People have a reason when they protest and especially if the number is this big.

      China changed the HK government election system that only the candidates who China agrees can be the candidates. Therefore, those HK presidents are already trying to do anything the big China wants from them. Citizens of HK are very well educated and it had been a developed state for a long time. They are not dumb. Do you think they want to live with the criminals?
      Jun 12
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Look up the violent crime rate in HK... nobody is getting killed by their “murderer neighbors”.
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    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      cheinebs what are you smoking...There's plenty of dissidents abroad that are alive, well, and active...That's how people hear about them in the first place.

      If you care about liberal values, you should not discredit them by exaggeration and distortion. It's embarrassing to people who want to solve real problems and make real changes.
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  • Microsoft
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    This bill is a violation of the terms China agreed to with the UK before Hong Kong was handed over.
    Jun 12 2
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Care to support that claim?
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft
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      The “justice” system in China doesn’t provide the same guarantees that are mandated to be provided to those in Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong was guaranteed autonomy, and the CCP has already eroded it too much.

      I acknowledge this is a slippery slope issue though.
      Jun 12
  • Amazon I5swfi
    I thought it was 1.3 million people
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon look4job
      OP
      We prolly looked at different media sources.
      Jun 11
  • Microsoft AFrX48
    This explains why Hk protest: https://youtu.be/XVeBENYjxjE

    The proposed extradition law may read reasonable, the problem is the Chinese government is not to be trusted according to what they have done to people with different political opinions. They afraid the Chinese government can just make up a non-political criminal charge to anyone they demand, and this extradition law will provide support for that to send innocent people to mainland.
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    • Amazon jobSeekerr
      Yea you are right. Hong Kong shouldn’t be independent and able to pass their own reasonable laws without the permission from world police.
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    I am deeply disappointed in how mainland China has been disrespecting HK's people, culture, and language since the handover.
    Jun 12 0

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