Hong Kong politicians are kow towing to Beijing over extradition issues to mainland. I support the protesters on this. But sadly, 'one country, two systems' is quickly going the way of one system, which is whatever Beijing says. Which explains why so many Hong Kong people are heading to Canada. Taiwan, you may be next.
China is of course standing off with Trump over tariffs. Vietnam reported China is trying to get around that.
China is playing the long game and intends to win. China is going for the South China Sea, disputed islands with Japan, and Taiwan. It would not surprise me if China has plans to eventually go for the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore too.
DaTechGuy: Rare earth mistake?
AoSHQ: Morning Report 06.13.19
NY Post: Biden Flip Flops on China
Guardian: HK: Tear gas and rubber bullets
AoSHQ: Hong Kong protests extradition treaty
Don Surber: Trump says Red China wants a deal...
CDR Salamander: Hong Kong: A Beautiful Tragic Tribute
Weasel Zippers: HK suspends extradition bill after protests
Mark Steyn: The Long Legs of Globalism and On A Slow Boat To China
Fox News: Joe Lieberman praises Trump's China policy, says Biden flip flops
90 Miles From Tyranny: Joe Biden is a useful idiot for the Chinese Communist Party
Hot Air: China backs down on Hong Kong extradition bill? (at least for now) and Shades of Tiananmen?
Instapundit: China's Kobayashi Maru, "Restrained" police in HK protests, What does China want?, and Chinese Employment
So here are a few vintage photos of old Hong Kong:
EBL: Nancy Kwan
Right Way: Rule 5 Link-O-Rama
Animal Magnetism: Saturday Gingermageddon
Political Clown Parade: Flowing Curves of Beauty
Diogenes Middle Finger News: A Good Monday Morning
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