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Anti-Beijing protesters rally outside British Consulate-General, urging UK to take back Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 June, 2014, 8:14pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 June, 2014, 8:16pm

Ten activists from the pro-independence group Hongkongers Come First rallied on Sunday outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty, urging London to take back Hong Kong and help make the city an independent state.

They raised the Union Jack, waving placards and chanting slogans “Declare Sino-British Joint Declaration Void” and “Hong Kong Is Our Country” during the rally, which was closely monitored throughout by a dozen of uniform and plainclothes police officers.

The group claimed that Beijing’s white paper on Hong Kong, released last week, was proof that China had broken its promise in the joint declaration that it would give Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy.

In a Chinese language petition letter, addressed to the queen, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and British consul-general Caroline Wilson, the group said Hong Kong’s democratisation, press freedom and independent judiciary had been eroded after the handover.

“Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong [and a] high degree of autonomy, have become the lie of the century,” the petition said.

One activist Billy Chiu Hin-chung said: “Hong Kong should be made an independent state. Hong Kong is our country. We are not Chinese.”

Hong Kong should be made an independent state. Hong Kong is our country. We are not Chinese
Billy Chiu Hin-chung

He urged Britain to get back Hong Kong from China and hold a referendum in the city to decide whether Hong Kong should be made independent.

The protesters dispersed after a security guard from the British consulate said the consul-general had received their petition letter.

In the Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed in 1984, London agreed to hand over Hong Kong to China while China promised Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and allowed it to keep its capitalist economic and trade systems.

The white paper issued by the China State Council’s information office on June 10 also said Hong Kong could exercise a high degree of autonomy under the “one country, two systems” policy devised by the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. But the white paper stressed that the central government had the “power of oversight” over the high degree of autonomy.


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This idea is not as absurd as one would think.
The break-up and dismemberment of the PRC after a major war is being considered with Guangdong/Hong Kong being "independent."
The US/Japan do not want an economically and militarily strong China in the future.
How do you say 'not a snowball's chance in hell' in Cantonese?
Give up hksar passports and leave! let see if UK will take these morons in
Pathetic retards. A total embarrassment to the whole Chinese race! "Hk should be an independent state"? Seriously?! And what, rule by you morons?! Hk will sure be doomed!
Yeah, right? Just as doomed as Singapore when they went independent from Malaysia. See what a sh*t hole Singapore is now?! HK WILL BE DOOMED !!!
市民向英領事抗議 遭警民關係科查問
They will be delayed in receiving their second-rate BNO passports.
Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200), Section 2 - Any person who commits treason shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.
@"a security guard from the British consulate said the consul-general had received their petition letter."
He should have added that it had been cut into pieces and is now hanging on a string in Caroline Wilson's lavatory, next to the empty toilet roll holder (due to F.O. budget cuts) .
The consulate should have declined to accept such a petition. They won't even receive and process passport applications.
"Hong Kong is our country. We are not Chinese". HK is China. The sooner he realise that, the better. If not, there a daily flights out of HK to the UK.




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