The hardcore won't be turned by a few quid. This is an attempt to bribe the wider populace so they'll withdraw their support. Then the protestors can be isolated and treated as 'terrorists'.doesn't look like there's that much in there for the young adults who make up the majority of protesters.
As someone else on here pointed out to me when I was blocked, you can still look at the person's feed by opening an incognito window.In contrast to the above, the wise words of "Gorgeous" George Galloway, never a man to let a good honest dictatorship down: "the Chinese state must have a monopoly of force in the street".
He gets it right on the US support for the protestors, though.
I'd like to see how he defends himself on Twitter for this, but he's blocked me
Police had given the go-ahead for the rally at Victoria Park, but not for a planned march after that to Chater Garden in Central. Ultimately, many demonstrators did in fact march to Central, but not because they wanted to participate in an unauthorised rally, they said, but because they didn't have any other way to leave.
Physical proof that their propaganda onslaught isn't working in HK.An estimated 1.7 million peaceful protesters today, which probably isn't what the mainland wanted to see - wonder if the hundreds of thousands of people who wouldn't fit in the park will be labeled "unauthorized protesters."
Huge crowds clog roads from Central to North Point - RTHK
1 Abolishing the Election Committee xuanju weiyuanhui and replacing it with direct elections by constituency as a minimumAssuming the Chinese decide compromise is the way to resolve this (big assumption, perhaps) - what might it actually take for the protests to die down? Carrie Lam stands down, extradition treaty dropped entirely... what else?
Can you explain in what why China against foreign influence in 2019 is similar to China against capitalist infiltration in 1966?It is very reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, but maybe this time it will be focused on destroying foreign influences.
The establishment of a personality cult, stringent ideological indoctrination of the younger generation, and (not quite there yet, but there are early signs of it and we may be close) mass mobilisation of youth to target perceived enemies and destroy symbols.Can you explain in what why China against foreign influence in 2019 is similar to China against capitalist infiltration in 1966?
UK consulate worker detained, confirms Beijing - RTHKAnswering a question about it, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said: "The person you mentioned has been placed in administrative detention for 15 days as punishment". Geng said this was carried out by the Shenzhen police for breaking a public security law.
He said though it was not a foreign affairs matter, because it generated a lot of attention, Beijing authorities have been at pains to get more information from the relevant departments. "Let me clarify, this employee is a Hong Kong citizen, he's not a UK citizen, which is also saying he's a Chinese person."
Yeah, the UK will help target protestors I reckon. Johnson will give Jinping a hand job as he explains Brexit opportunities.Hsbc arselicking the regime.. no surprise really
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