Referring to the security law, she told the BBC: "This is the latest in a series of attempts by China to start to erode the joint declaration which Britain co-signed with the Chinese government when we handed over Hong Kong, and protected its special status." … [Read more...] about UK could offer ‘path to citizenship’ for Hong Kong’s British passport holders
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Does that sound familiar? It should because it is similar to the road our President is dragging America down right now. He has given away the missile defenses of Poland, the Ukraine and Europe and, in the same breath, guaranteed these nations protection from Russian missiles. Now, off-mike, he promises the Russians that he will be more generous in giving them the secrets to defeating European missile defenses at the negotiating table, once he wins the election of 2012 – that is provided he wins in 2012. Meanwhile, he seems to delight in holding out “unclenched fists” to our enemies who, in turn, keep spitting on them while killing our soldiers or helping others kill them. … [Read more...] about What Leader Will Embrace America’s Righteous Freedom?
In 1502, Christopher Columbus arrived in what is now Panamá to a people who were suspicious of his intentions, even though they didn’t know about his ambitions for conquest, or his history of cutting off appendages of Arawak and Taino people in the drive for gold. When local Ngäbe leader el Quibian began to trade with and house Columbus and his brother Bartolomeo, he made the colonialists commit not to overstaying their welcome or go too far down the rivers. Eventually the Columbus brothers tried to trick and execute el Quibian, but he escaped, organized an alliance with his neighbors, and destroyed Bartolomeo Columbus’ ship as it attempted to stray further down a river than was agreed upon. The ship didn’t stand a chance, and neither did the Columbus brothers. Over 500 years later, the Ngäbe people are still free and largely autonomous, and still having to destroy the property of colonialists who try to steal their land. We recommend taking a shot of … [Read more...] about 9 Historical Triumphs to Make You Rethink Property Destruction
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft asked: “Are we going to take the honorable stand to defend the human rights and the dignified way of life that millions of Hong Kong citizens have enjoyed and deserve ... or are we going to allow the Chinese Communist Party to violate international law and force its will on the people of Hong Kong?” … [Read more...] about U.S., Britain raise Hong Kong at U.N. Security Council, angering China
(Reuters) - China’s parliament is moving forward with national security legislation on Hong Kong after mass protests last year, raising fears the territory will lose the autonomy that enabled it to remain a global financial center after British rule ended in 1997. … [Read more...] about Factbox: Some options open to Trump in response to Hong Kong crisis