Should those in Hong Kong who cannot or will not live under the Chinese system leave Hong Kong?
At some point the China is going to send in the military and crush the protest movement and it will not be pretty
- CliveLv 710 months ago
You do realise that moving to another country is not as simple as just moving, don't you? You have to get an immigrant visa for your chosen destination And the USA, just for one, doesn't exactly have open doors.
The UK gave a way out in the 1980s in anticipation of its lease ending in 1997. Eligible citizens could obtain the status of British National (Overseas) which gave them favoured status if they moved to the UK. It was argued that they should be made full British Citizens, but Parliament voted against it to prevent a flood of Hongkongers into the country.
So what do you expect them to do? Your country won't let them in easily, and nor will anywhere else.
- jimmyLv 710 months ago
I can see the Chinese government eventually sending troops to Hong Kong. It doesn't matter what the USA think.
- BiffLv 710 months ago
Where would they go when that is where they were born? They wouldn't be accepted as refugees unless and until they are under actual threat from Chinese military.
- Michael ELv 710 months ago
"...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
On one hand, NO, it is not in the long term interests of the citizens of Hong Kong (or anywhere) to flee an oppressive government. It is their right, it is their duty to resist that oppression and form a representative government.
On the other hand, "flee the murdering tyrants" is a move towards personal safety.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
trump should immediately stop all trade with china until they back off .