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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    compare to the fake "实名联署", which has no single name on it, this is the real实名联署.
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    黄山

    normal one. got staircase one. just like this image from the web.
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    黄山

    I was there 14 years ago. Nice scene but must prepare to walk a lot. You can also visit 宏村, which is close to the mountain See the walking path, no good for acrophobia like me😂 宏村
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    Hdb income ceiling revised 2019

    The ground is not sweet enough for GE? 😁 Anyway, support any effort to make Sg a more equitable society
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    iPhone 11 - launching 10th Sep 2019

    The camera design at the back is really🙈. Apple should fire the whole design team for not doing any work in the past 3 years. Sigh, Apple used to have good minimalism feel.
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    such a coward. she is the legitimate CE of Hong Kong and she scared of going out to visit a saloon because of some protesters. what a joke.
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    Airsoft GLOCK 18 https://www.onlyairsoft.com/product/we-glock-18-gbb-tan-pistol-eu18/ Original photo taker (SCMP) said it is an airsoft toy gun and this gina actually used it on the scene. Using a fake gun in this kind of protest is really another level of brain malfunction. BTW, the free media conveniently cut off the use of the gun in their report. I guess the kind of narrative where an undercover cop who accidentally revealed his gun, did actually fire the gun in front of everyone does not fit into their storyline.
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    The (trade) war has started

    This is not quite trade war related, but it is a quite interesting documentary to capture the cultural difference between PRC (to certain extent all east Asian) and american. The documentary follows the opening of new factory at Ohio by a Chinese billionaire. Full of irony in the show. Here is the trailer it is on netflix and produced by Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions.
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    According to police, Simon Cheng, an employee of the British consulate in HK, was detained in Shenzhen for visiting prostitute. Police didn't contact his family requested by Cheng. LOL.
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    anyone in jail after 6 weeks? That PRC man committed vandalism act on 18 August and was sentenced to jail on 20 August. see the difference?
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    In Hong Kong, Ang Moh is really duaki. Spray at Legco building, nothing has happened. Spray on American consulate on 18 August, It only took courts two days time to put you in jail. super efficient. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3023597/mainland-chinese-tourist-jailed-defacing-us-consulate
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    Someone with surname Li urged the head of government, who was a women to not continue to hurt him anymore.
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    There is no pure capitalism in the world. Class warfare does not mean communism. Most of the capitalism in world today are complemented by some degree of socialism. Franklin Roosevelt launched his class warfare by introducing the New Deal and saved American from the great repression.Hong Kong need its class warfare to narrow its rich-poor gap. The poor in Singapore fares better because there is a very strong socialism element in PAP and Worker Party, courtesy of left wing movement in 50/60s,
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    Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill

    My friend told me that these protesters are quite similar to trump supporter. They mis-read their problem, embracing an identity politics instead of much needed class warfare. Trump supporters are mainly white people who lost their social economic status due to the free trade. Instead of embracing a class warfare, they voted for give-the-rich-tax-cut-Trump. Their response to their problem are basically putting all the blame on Mexican, Hispanic people and Chinese. In their mind, America will be great again if it is white again. Hong Kong lost its special status once China opened its door. Groups like property developer and bankers benefited greatly working with China, while others see their income stagnant and a soaring house price. Instead of embracing a class warfare, they protested to keep HK as laissez faire as possible. They put all the blame to "evil Chinese" even though PRC have so far very restrained to exercise its sovereignty right. They claimed that their system is corrupted by PRC even though their rank in the Corruption Perception Index rose from 18th in year 1997 to 14th last year. Furthermore, they claimed that they are oppressed by China even though they are 1st in the Business Freedom ranking and 3rd in the Human Freedom ranking (New Zealand and Switzerland are 1st and 2nd) under a communist regime. In their mind, "Hong Kong is not China" and the Hong Kong will be great again by cutting all the ties with China.
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