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Big Trouble in China

Discussion in 'Asia-Pacific Politics' started by Cooky, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Cooky

    Cooky Well-Known Member

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  2. Father Heathen

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    Are you just now finding out about this?
     
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  3. Cooky

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    No, I'm just concerned with the length of time being so long now.

    ...That should have been obvious. Both to you and @Saint Frankenstein.
     
  4. Cooky

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    ...So can we address the topic rather than wondering when I first found out about it?
     
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    2019 Hong Kong protests - Wikipedia
     
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  6. Revoltingest

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    You were clear.
    It's a problem which is worsening.
    It has reached its current stage.
    What does it portend?

    Insults are akin to whataboutism, ie, a distraction from the topic.
     
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  7. Father Heathen

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    Then you should already know what the protesters want.
     
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    I'm expecting a severe crackdown.
    But for the moment, it appears that leaders
    are watching, planning, & hoping it'll fizzle out.
     
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    Incorrect. For as long as these protests have been going, one would have to be avoiding the news to not know what it's about.
    What exactly would I be whatabouting or distracting from? I sympathize with the protesters.
     
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    The post in question dissed the OP
    personally, but didn't address the topic.
     
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  11. Cooky

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    I thought the bill was withdrawn last month. On 10-23-2019... So why are protests continuing?
     
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  12. Father Heathen

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    It wasn't an attack. Let's not be melodramatic.
    The question "what do the protesters want?" implies a total lack of knowledge or familiarity regarding the topic, does it not? Otherwise why ask? My inquiry was fair.
     
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    If you're not trolling, then respond to the question in post #13.

    ...If you can't do that, and you're not willing to take part in this conversation in a productive, non-confrontational manner, then we're going to have to address this ongoing trolling issue as the problem it is.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. Let me get home to reply because my mobile is being a pain.
     
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    Don't bother. I'd rather hear other comments from people prepared to discuss the topic.
     
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    :cry:
     
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    China is a dictatorship and is doing what dictators always do - suppress dissent.
     
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    Perhaps China's concern will be about Hong Kong finances. The protests do not mean much. It could be put down in two days with harsher methods. Who cares about a few roaches killed? It is not very wise to be protesting in China. It does not really change anything.
     
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