Hong Kong Residents Are Erasing Their Own Internet Histories Before China's Big Crackdown
The reason for all this sudden self-censorship? The impending national security law that Beijing is about to impose on Hong Kong.
The details of the draft law have yet to be unveiled, but China experts and activists in Hong Kong fear that part of the new restrictions will see China import its draconian surveillance and censorship network, known as the Great Firewall, into the city. It may not happen overnight and Hong Kongâ€™s position as a global financial hub will mean a different approach is needed compared to mainland China. But for those most at risk of being silenced and arbitrarily thrown in prison, there's little doubt that the Great Firewall is coming for them....
Patrick Wintour wrote: .... The ambassador was reluctant to be drawn on the practical implications of refusing to recognise the BNO passport as a valid travel document, but said the move was a response to the UKâ€™s decision to offer a right for all those eligible for a BNO passport to seek a path to citizenship in the UK.
He said the offer breached the 1984 Memorandum of Agreement that promised the UK would not provide a permanent right of abode to BNO passport-holders. â€śSince the UK have violated their commitment, we have to let them know that we have to take measures not to recognise the BNO passport as a valid travel document,â€ť he said.
The refusal to recognise the BNO passport in theory raises the prospect of tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens being trapped in the city or being refused re-entry if they leave the country andtry to return, although there was some confusion over the practical impact of the policy, since Hong Kong residents say they can leave and re-enter Hong Kong without showing a BNO passport. An ID card is normally sufficient to pass through immigration....
excerpt from, "Hong Kong: China says it will not recognise UK overseas passports"âť—đź‘Ž
Chrisgp from England wrote: .. China has abolished its own currency, and replaced it with a fully cashless and integrated computerised electronic crypto currency.
I can confirm that: a coworker recently vacationed in China and said he found it difficult to pay cash even for fast food. He didn't say whether individual Chinese have abandoned their traditional preference for gold (well-founded, IMHO), or if they merely put up with this.
But I don't think Britain had any real choice in ceding Hong Kong back to China, for the original treaty was unequal, and in any case, the Royal Navy is pathetically weak; even Japan's, supposedly for littoral self-defense, has more ships.
We must pray for Hong Kong. As the Chinese threaten to sweep in fully, destroy the autonomous nature of Hong Kong, and enforce full blown mainland Communism on that city, together with the complete suppression of religious freedom and the free use of the Internet, and any independent media there is, and the savage boot of their police state, advanced technological surveillance and the infamous â€ťsocial creditâ€ť system they have on the mainland (as in George Orwell's 1984), we pray for the Christians there as they now face the same persecution that there is on the mainland.
Britain betrayed Hong Kong when it handed it back to China in 1997, as the shallow British politicians must have known that Communist China would never honour its promises to keep Hong Kong as a totally separate and democratic system. For now, the Chinese may allow Hong Kong to keep its separate currency, the Hing King dollar, and some highly regulated business independence as a temporary measure, but even that will go, once China has abolished its own currency, and replaced it with a fully cashless and integrated computerised electronic crypto currency. That, by the way, is the aim of the globalists, to do away with cash, and have a one world global cashless digital currency.