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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Unions and other organizations have dissolved after facing pressure under a new security law. The Hong Kong Journalists Association is hoping it can avoid that fate.

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It isn't that warm, no need to jump yet.
- frogs

#1 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-24 05:58 PM | Reply

@#1

An apropos analogy.

Look at what is happening in Hong Kong.

Next up Taiwan, only more quickly, now that China knows they won't have opposition from other countries.

Taiwan is toast so far as Democracy is concerned.

(Oddly, sometimes I have a similar opinion about the United States...., but I suspect that is a whole different thread.)

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 09:13 PM | Reply

Yep. Taiwan is toast. Biden won't risk stopping the Chinese when they invade. I just hope he has the balls to at least cut off all trade with China with the (almost) win/win of moving jobs back to the US.

I doubt it though. People will whine they have to pay an extra buck for their kitchen appliances and that would hurt re-election chances. The globalpolitical version of the Stockholm Syndrome.

#3 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-24 09:20 PM | Reply

China knows not to touch Taiwan.

If they decide to go to war with Canada the entire anglosphere Plus NATO will rip them apart.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-24 10:43 PM | Reply

All freedom loving peoples in Hong Kong should
defect to Taiwan, or head to other countries, if
at all able to. They should have left some time
ago.

#5 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-10-25 05:55 AM | Reply

#3 Banning trade with China would move jobs to other low wage countries, not back to the US.
I think a ban on trade with China and Russia would be a good goal, but without allies, it would just make middlemen rich.
The US would have to pull out of the WTO to enact a ban. I think the US could lead a new DTO (Democracy Trade Organization) to exclude the autocracies.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-25 12:42 PM | Reply

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