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MICHAEL YON EMAILS FROM HONG KONG:

 

Yesterday’s protest was massive. I have not even slept yet. Estimated 1.7m people. Crowds are notoriously difficult to estimate, but I will confirm it was absolutely massive, stretching for miles in pouring rain. Massive.

 

Hong Kong is China’s brain tumor. Do nothing…tumor grows. Operate…the procedure could kill the communist party.

 

This is very serious, Gentlemen. Do not underestimate what is happening here.

 

 

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7 hours ago, B-Man said:

 

 

 

MICHAEL YON EMAILS FROM HONG KONG:

 

Yesterday’s protest was massive. I have not even slept yet. Estimated 1.7m people. Crowds are notoriously difficult to estimate, but I will confirm it was absolutely massive, stretching for miles in pouring rain. Massive.

 

Hong Kong is China’s brain tumor. Do nothing…tumor grows. Operate…the procedure could kill the communist party.

 

This is very serious, Gentlemen. Do not underestimate what is happening here.

 

 

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Gentlemen?  Is this guy some kind of massage artist?  How can we listen to him?

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9 hours ago, B-Man said:

 

MICHAEL YON EMAILS FROM HONG KONG:

 

Yesterday’s protest was massive. I have not even slept yet. Estimated 1.7m people. Crowds are notoriously difficult to estimate, but I will confirm it was absolutely massive, stretching for miles in pouring rain. Massive.

 

Hong Kong is China’s brain tumor. Do nothing…tumor grows. Operate…the procedure could kill the communist party.

 

This is very serious, Gentlemen. Do not underestimate what is happening here.

 

Hopefully they don't start treating the 'tumor' with radiation...

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File this under the "No *****" category: 

 

(Bet Jack's taking quite a pretty penny from the CCP as well... but I'm sure that's juts a coincidence...)

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China complains that it is being censored by Twitter and Facebook

 

There's a lot of issues in this article -- not just Hong Kong related.

--China is acting hypocritically regarding censorship (within their borders vs. outside their borders).

--Twitter and Facebook choose to limit what they perceive as a "disinformation campaign".

--The decisions are made as part of the backlash against "Russia interference" in the 2016 election.

--Google hasn't commented on this, even though China is allegedly making youtube videos akin to the misinfo they're alleged to be spreading in the other two social media platforms.

 

 

 

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HMM: U.K. Government ‘Extremely Concerned’ by Reports of China Detaining Hong Kong Consulate Employee.

 

PLUSCrew Describe Climate of Fear at Cathay After Hong Kong Sackings.

Cathay, founded by an American and an Australian during British rule in 1946, was caught in the middle of the crisis 11 days ago, when China demanded it suspend staff involved in the protest movement.

 

The firm agreed, firing two pilots, but has since been plunged into turmoil after CEO Rupert Hogg was replaced last week.

 

Another pilot, Jeremy Tam, who is also a pro-democracy lawmaker, said on Tuesday that he and others had quit the airline as the internal political pressure was intolerable.

 

“That (China’s aviation regulator) has reached into Hong Kong and directly pressured a local airline is undoubtedly ‘white terror’,” he wrote on his Facebook page, using a popular Hong Kong expression used to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.

 

“There have been resignations from frontline staff to the company’s CEO because of this political trial.”

 

The airline confirmed Tam was no longer an employee and said it could not comment on internal staff matters. China’s aviation regulator has not responded to Reuters’ requests for comment.

 

It looks like Beijing is trying to make examples of a few, trying to scare the rest of Hong Kong back into line. But the protests — already more than four months old — are probably too big for that.

 

Beijing can’t cave to Hong Kong without risking increased dissent on the mainland, but can’t pull off another blacked-out Tiananmen massacre because a few million smartphones would record the carnage.

 

It’s a helluva fix they’re in, and it couldn’t be happening to a nicer bunch of thugs.

 

 

 

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HONG KONG CRISIS CONTINUES: Demonstrators confront Beijing’s disinformation campaign –including fake tweets. Remember, all the demonstrators ask is that Beijing honor the Sino-British Declaration of 1984 which guaranteed a distinct system of rule until 2047.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Check out Michael Yon’s website for his video updates. He posted his latest video today, a report on the civil unrest at Yuen Long train station.

 

 

 

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WHAT HATH HONG KONG’S PROTESTS WROUGHT?: China is the Pentagon’s “number 1 priority” says Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

 

Of course those fake islands filching territory in the South China Sea and Beijing’s pervasive spying and intellectual property theft (theft of American creativity) factor in America’s military and economic response to China’s aggressive expansionism.

 

Creators Syndicate column examines the disinformation campaign Beijing is waging against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

 

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Hong Kong’s 12th weekend of protests include tear gas and 28-mile human chain

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Pilsner said:

 

I rather like this comment:

 

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Unbelievable these people in Hong Kong are fighting for democracy while insane leftists here in the US are fighting for Communism; too bad we couldn’t trade Bejjing’s patriots for our leftist moonbats so they can both practice what they preach. God bless Hong Kong and all those who fight for freedom!

 

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1 hour ago, Pilsner said:

One of the comments from your link:

 

David
 

As Ronald Reagan is credited with saying, “Communism only works in Heaven,where they don’t need it, and Hell, where they already have it.”
Let’s pray the Devil is undone in his efforts in this world as soon as possible.

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HMM: Beijing is manufacturing the circumstances to justify brutal intervention in Hong Kong.

The normal Beijing playbook for managing dissent has just not worked in Hong Kong, for four main reasons. First, the protest movement in Hong Kong is what Beijing truly fears—a mass movement whose scale is undeniable. And there’s no clear leadership group Beijing can arrest or intimidate to decapitate the protests, although the authorities have continued to arrest those they think might be important.

 

On top of this, the protesters have been incredibly innovative in shifting the nature, location and tactics of the protests, making containment impracticable. They’ve drawn on international sources of inspiration, as we saw with the kilometres-long ‘human chain’ on the weekend, which echoed the ‘Baltic Way’ protests in 1989 that helped topple Soviet rule in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

 

And lastly, the protests have been broadcast virally by multiple eyewitnesses through social media and have been covered extensively in the international media. Pretending they’re just by a small group of extremists or about low-level issues, which has worked in the curated information environment of mainland China, just hasn’t washed with international audiences and governments.

 

So, we’ve got to a point where the playbook needs to turn a page.

 

 

 

Read the whole thing.

 
 
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