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    Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China, setting the stage for U.S. to withdraw the former British colony’s preferential trade and financial status it has enjoyed since it reverted to Chinese rule 23 years ago.

    The move does not carry any immediate penalties, which would have to be decided by President Donald Trump in consultation with Congress. But the administration sees it as putting China on notice that Hong Kong’s perks are in jeopardy.

    “Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997,” Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday.

    More at: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wire...china-70905712
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    And to think I can remember when it was still part of the British Empire, quite the turn around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    And to think I can remember when it was still part of the British Empire, quite the turn around.
    The UK should have returned it to Taiwan when the lease ended.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The UK should have returned it to Taiwan when the lease ended.
    Hong Kong when occupied by the British hasn't faced what the British Empire did to India. Why you think people in India revolted to be free out of the British empire rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    Hong Kong when occupied by the British hasn't faced what the British Empire did to India. Why you think people in India revolted to be free out of the British empire rule?
    That is an entirely different and complex question.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Who coulda guessed this would happen?... or couldn’t have?

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    Not a surprise that would happen.
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