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Post time 2019-8-23 14:38:05 |Display all floors
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland drew criticism from Beijing earlier this week after she issued a statement on Hong Kong on Aug 17, her third since May this year, in which she said Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy "must continue to be upheld".

In response, the Commissioner's Office urged Canada and the Canadian politicians to "know their place, realize their mistakes and abide by international law and norms that govern international relations".

Speaking to an audience in Montreal on Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his call for restraint and respect for human rights as protests sweep Hong Kong, Reuters reported.

On Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Commissioner's Office in Hong Kong urged the Canadian government and politicians to "stop trying anxiously to highlight their presence by interfering in Hong Kong affairs".

Obviously, Canadian politicians raised HK affairs to a human right issue, but ignored the fact that HK belongs to China. Isn't it?

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Post time 2019-8-23 16:43:48 |Display all floors
Hong Kongers do not know what Human Rights and Democracy are!
Hong Kongers are simply pawns on the chess board of foreign powers!

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Post time 2019-8-23 19:23:17 |Display all floors
The Hong Kong matter is about some foreigners who have been using Hong Kong for their clandestine affairs against China and wanting to continue to do so. Seeing that the 50 year period is halfway gone, they are supporting and instigating the youth with funds and ideas to keep this violence going until China cave in. Youths are full of energy but easily manipulated and lack wisdom. They are easy targets.

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Post time 2019-8-24 09:58:26 |Display all floors
China should talk just enough to defend its public position and do not counter attack Canada like that. What publicity mileage has China gained?

Its futile. The Canadians knew that their statements will make them look good in particular in front of their own Canadians and also the Hong Kong people while intimidating China.

Sometimes China has to act with strong intent - not by force but by wisdom. Not by elimination but by galvanizing and conversion of foe to friend. If the source of Canadian power comes with its people, then China needs influence the Canadians masses. After all they did fire the first salvo influencing the masses in Hong Kong to near self-destruction. At least the Hong Kong youth's psychology has been comprehensively damaged. So by continuously draw the line again and again of China's border and only looking inside into China, it will not help China. China has to look both inside and outside the line, not from the point of view of firing guns and gun powder like the American cowboys but how to gain the psychological leadership. Race and religion are never hindrance if there is a will on China's side.

In any case this will be justified as the Anglos has so far always gang up against the Chinese when the Chinese have not been hostile to them. Ending the century long Anglo-Chinese tussle once and for all to live together in peace in this Millennial is important for both the Anglo and Chinese. Otherwise both may cease to exist eventually.

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Post time 2019-8-24 11:09:00 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2019-8-23 19:23
The Hong Kong matter is about some foreigners who have been using Hong Kong for their clandestine af ...

Damn right, and there are also pragmatic elements to the riots, I suppose, especially when the Sino-US trade war is raging on.

Uncle sam is bankrolling the unrest, in hopes to distract China and weaken China's hand in trade negotiations, but they just outsmart themselves, as HK is too piddling an issue to wrong-foot China.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-8-24 11:13:11 |Display all floors
I'm a Canadian. I think Freeland should not have made that comment about China's internal affairs. I am disappointed in her. This is not the first impulsive mistake she has made.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

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Post time 2019-8-24 23:32:29 |Display all floors
With 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, Canada has a right and a duty to comment about affairs that are taking place. Commenting is not interfering. Commenting is making a statement. All Canada is asking is that China show some restraint and not make this into a shooting event. Interfering is an action. In order to interfere, Canada would have to perform some kind of retaliatory action. China is goading pro-Chinese in Canada to take a stand on the "motherland's" side by staging rallies and protests in support of China's stance, and opposing ethnic Hong Kongers in Canada who rally in support of Hong Kong. Perhaps Canada should tell China to stop meddling as well. At least Canada would do it without uttering threats.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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