Former HK governor: China has betrayed Hong Kong so West should stop fooling itself
#11
23-5-2020 9:08 PM
tiunelomo said:
Former HK governor: China has betrayed Hong Kong so West should stop fooling itself


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Mr Chris Patten said Britain has a "moral, economic and legal" duty to stand up for Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS


China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Mr Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.

Beijing is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after a sustained campaign of pro-democracy protests last year in the city, which enjoys many freedoms not allowed on mainland China.

“The Hong Kong people have been betrayed by China,” Mr Patten was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper. Britain has a “moral, economic and legal” duty to stand up for Hong Kong, he said.

Mr Patten watched as the British flag was lowered over Hong Kong when the colony was handed back to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule.

Hong Kong’s autonomy was guaranteed for 50 years under the “one country, two systems” agreement principle enshrined in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration signed by then Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

But China’s plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong risk destroying the Declaration, Mr Patten said. The United States has branded the laws a “death knell” for the city’s autonomy.

“What we are seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship,” Mr Patten said. “The British government should make it clear that what we are seeing is a complete destruction of the Joint Declaration.”

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will “fully cooperate” with the Chinese Parliament to safeguard national security, which she said would not affect rights, freedoms or judicial independence.

Mr Patten said the West should stop chasing the illusory promise of Chinese gold.


“We should stop being fooled that somehow at the end of the all the kowtowing there’s this great pot of gold waiting for us. It’s always been an illusion,” Mr Patten said.

“We keep on kidding ourselves that unless we do everything that China wants we will somehow miss out on great trading opportunities. It’s drivel.”



The British government did not immediately comment on Saturday (May 23).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Friday the government was monitoring the situation and as a party to the Joint Declaration the UK was committed to the upholding Hong Kong’s autonomy and respecting the one country, two systems model.



He is saying himself. Rolling on the flor laughing
笨拙的人讲道理,聪明的人说故事。
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#12
23-5-2020 10:19 PM
alanis said:
Brit colonial masters still can't forget their "glorious" past?

the British cowards betrayed Hkg just like they did when they ran from Sgp during WW2....but the communist are wasting away a precious asset just to show the west they can do what they want...just showing the world their own insecurities
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Fugging white colonial traxhes, cannot handle CoVid still wanna kaypoh others family affair. Is like their wives sleeping with their best friend but go tell others how to discipline their children
PRC ktv* hostess once told me "台湾人无情, 香港人无义,新加坡人无稚" dance dance
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#14
22-5-2020 1:30 PM
century said:
most here in this forum....they have & want freedom & human right, but they want other dont have freedom & human right?.....
they dont want to be slavery but why want other to accept slavery?.....
other cannot fight for their freedom, they deserve it, they have no right....why?....
HK belong to who? last yr election, >90% seats won by democratic party.....HK people shrewd or stupid? forumers here know better than hongkies & taiwanese, what they want?...... why all these people still live in a democratic country today?.......Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up


all these moronic hooligans in this forum is the same as ccp china.....
kena xxxx & chase out by hooligans, these morons here choose to keep quiet? dont go for divorce?....let them xxxx & bully till song song as what these morons here bark?....if happens to these xxxx, what will happen?....
what is the best way to deal with hooligans?....globally just do it?.... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up
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#15
25-5-2020 9:07 AM
century said:
all these moronic hooligans in this forum is the same as ccp china.....
kena xxxx & chase out by hooligans, these morons here choose to keep quiet? dont go for divorce?....let them xxxx & bully till song song as what these morons here bark?....if happens to these xxxx, what will happen?....
what is the best way to deal with hooligans?....globally just do it?.... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up

Is Hong Kong a territory of China?
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#16
25-5-2020 8:49 AM
century said:
before 1900, china land area is almost 15 mil sq m.....after 1900 left only 9.6 mil sq m?...
why huh? 120 yrs later, going to happen again?...swee!!!?.... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up


nothing is forever....time is here?....
what is the best way to deal with hooligan?....any choice?....more hooligan than them?.....
nothing is static....can HK independent in near future?..... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up






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impose same tax as china to HK......去中国化, pull out all investment & funds.....
china RMB will also lost their exchange globally....RMB kick back to china, capital control....
follow by global sanction china...RMB plunges>40% overnight like Russia, Iran, turkey?....more to come....
break their internet firewall fast....let their people deal with ccp themselves?...just do it.... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up
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#17
25-5-2020 7:11 PM
alanis said:
Is Hong Kong a territory of China?

The first Opium War (1839-42) and Second Opium War (1856-60)

The First Opium War ended up with a treaty of Nanjing, (Signed on August 29 1842) The Qing dynasty cede Hong kong to the British Empire in 1842 through the Treaty of Nanjing, ending the First Opium War. Hong Kong then became a British Crown Colony.

Britain also won the Second Opium War, forcing the Qing Empire to cede Kowloon in 1860, by signing the Treaty of Tianjin(June 1858), while leasing the New Territories for 99 years..... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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#18
25-5-2020 8:01 PM
debono said:
The first Opium War (1839-42) and Second Opium War (1856-60)

The First Opium War ended up with a treaty of Nanjing, (Signed on August 29 1842) The Qing dynasty cede Hong kong to the British Empire in 1842 through the Treaty of Nanjing, ending the First Opium War. Hong Kong then became a British Crown Colony.

Britain also won the Second Opium War, forcing the Qing Empire to cede Kowloon in 1860, by signing the Treaty of Tianjin(June 1858), while leasing the New Territories for 99 years..... Laughing Laughing Laughing

You know what is "unequal treaty"?
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