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What is going to happen eventually in Hong Kong?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26674points) June 15th, 2019

Do you emphatize with the people there who are resisting Chinese rule which whether they like it or not is forthcoming? How do you think the Chinese Communist Party would handle Hong Kong’s political aspirations?

Could Hong Kong end up like Tibet?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

Hong Kong is not comparable to Tibet. The mainland watched in horror when the colony reverted from British hegemony, and untold wealth and intellect fled the place like it was on fire. It would be interesting to know how many of the current residents hold British passports. Mainlanders may gradually displace those from “the good old days”, but unlike Tibet where the indigenous population can be overrun with impunity, mainland occupation of Hong Kong and Taiwan risk the infection of mainlanders with “dangerous” ideas.

flutherother's avatar

Hong Kong is part of China, the difference is that it has its own legal system.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Define eventually.

Right now the mainland people have strategically backed off.

Don’t kid yourself, they will be back with an armed takeover within 5 years.

seawulf575's avatar

Hong Kong was an interesting case. It was always part of China. GB effectively leased it for 100 years. GB wanted it as a harbor to be used for trade. It was GB that actually helped build what is there as it was basically wild lands when they moved in. When that lease was up, it reverted back to China. But in that 100 years, it had established its own legal system, currency, government, etc. So China couldn’t just suddenly put them back under Chinese rule without destroying the entire settlement. I would suspect that eventually China will establish some sort of agreement with the existing government in HK that they can continue to govern, but China will be the overall head on the horse. HK will end up in a situation like any of the 50 states in the US…they will have their own governance but will still have to work with the Chinese government on many issues.

ucme's avatar

They will rightly expel all the useless movie critics.

flutherother's avatar

When Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997 it was agreed that the territory’s way of life would remain unchanged for 50 years, that is until 2047. That means that the one country, two systems approach will end and Hong Kong will become more closely integrated with China.

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