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    Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Protesters have shut down Hong Kong airport for the second day in a row. Hong Kong airport is one of the busiest in the world.

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    Re: Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Protesters have shut down Hong Kong airport for the second day in a row. Hong Kong airport is one of the busiest in the world.

    Live feed:

    YouTube
    Hong Kong is ranked #8 as far as traffic. Imagine this happening @LAX for two days. China seems to be showing marked restraint given their history.
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    Re: Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Hong Kong is ranked #8 as far as traffic. Imagine this happening @LAX for two days. China seems to be showing marked restraint given their history.
    They'll be restrained as long as the cameras are rolling.

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    You can be sure than any people taken into custody by the military will never be seen or heard from again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpoker View Post
    They'll be restrained as long as the cameras are rolling.
    They will let it burn out.

    The HK economy is going to suffer from this. The wealthy elite in Hong Kong are going to lose a lot of money from this. So people will lose jobs, they wont have money for rent, or for school.

    The collapse of the HK economy as a result will reinforce the believe that stability in China, the growth that the Mainland government has provided over the decades is far better than the alternative of decline and chaos.

    Overall wait and see what happens in September when school starts both secondary and Universities. Parents who accept the protests now, are unlikely to accept their kids missing out on school.
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    Re: Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Protesters have shut down Hong Kong airport for the second day in a row. Hong Kong airport is one of the busiest in the world.

    Live feed:

    YouTube
    Maybe shutting down the airport, making sure nobody can leave Hong Kong, is kind of insurance.
    Won't help in the end. Beijing will call it terrorism any time now and then the **** will hit the fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    They will let it burn out.

    The HK economy is going to suffer from this. The wealthy elite in Hong Kong are going to lose a lot of money from this. So people will lose jobs, they wont have money for rent, or for school.

    The collapse of the HK economy as a result will reinforce the believe that stability in China, the growth that the Mainland government has provided over the decades is far better than the alternative of decline and chaos.

    Overall wait and see what happens in September when school starts both secondary and Universities. Parents who accept the protests now, are unlikely to accept their kids missing out on school.

    At the pace of the protests, I don’t see this continuing to September. China is getting boxed in and they know the world is paying attention; especially Taiwan.

    I think Beijing has already called these protests “terrorism.”

    Link: China slams Hong Kong protest violence as 'terrorism' - CNA
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    Re: Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    At the pace of the protests, I don’t see this continuing to September. China is getting boxed in and they know the world is paying attention; especially Taiwan.

    I think Beijing has already called these protests “terrorism.”
    Yes they have called it terrorism.

    Unless the protests get more violent and destructive I doubt China will go in. If they go in, then the work they have done in trying to influence Taiwan is lost. So it is a far better political calculation to let them burn out unless the protesters get more violent. They would have had a perfect opportunity after protesters broke into the Legislative building. The vandalism and use of chemical cleaners to attack police would have provided the perfect reason to send in Military Police. I think the protesters feel that time is running out, hence the news about China invading each of the last two days. China can easily wait out the protests, unless it moves to the mainland. If that happens a crackdown will occur very quickly




    Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre | South China Morning Post



    Violence erupted on Hong Kong’s streets on Monday, the day the city marked the anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, as anti-government protesters stormed the legislature after forcing its evacuation for the first time.
    The mob used makeshift weapons, including a metal cart, bars and panels, to break into the Legislative Council building in what appeared to be an impromptu move in which protesters did not know their next step.
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    Above are some of the paramilitary transports and APCs staged at the Shenzen Sports Complex. This is on the other side of Hong Kong harbor ... about 30 minutes away.


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    Re: Live: Hong Kong protests-- live feed on Youtube

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post


    Above are some of the paramilitary transports and APCs staged at the Shenzen Sports Complex. This is on the other side of Hong Kong harbor ... about 30 minutes away.
    Here is the question: How does the Chinese security services transport those APCs, AFVs and heavy vehicles along with (presumably) tens of thousands of security and paramilitary personnel to Hong Kong? Why are they waiting?
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