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Would Hongkongers vote to return to a British overseas territory, given the option?

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 12:55pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 4:53pm

  • Yes: 90%
  • No: 10%
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paul.kyl
HK'ers will always be the Brits coolies.
Why didn't the HKers move to UK before the handover to China or even now ?
Did Hkers demand democracy under British rule ? Course not, they were too happy
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the sun also rises
agree with what lausarbun said.now the so-called cyberwar has spread to Hong Kong.If you dare criticize either Hong Kong or Chinese government, no matter how rational you are.Once your e-mail address is known to these guys,beware of attacks/scams---luring you to offer them your password and username with your web supplier so as to make you can't send out or receive any e-mails.They may also try to trick you to 'click' a button to 'prevent authorized usage' of your e-mail box---phishing,Watch out !
lausarbun
勁多5毛
呢D就係港共講GE要打網絡戰
likingming
It is a conspiracy of britain to dump these so-called HKers to China so that China could not get Hong Kong back freehold.
lausarbun
this guy is from mainland china
dead2k1
A democracy is more likely to help Hong Kong build it's democracy than a pseudo-socialist communism.
Also, as a British colony, we could have a referendum for independence in the future over whether to remain a colony or leave, much as Scotland will have in 2016 and the Falklands just did.
People who say things weren't great under the Brits, well, nothing is perfect. My own parents were investigated by Special Branch, but I'd rather an investigation than labour camps and disappearances!
the sun also rises
Probably most Hongkongers who have been governed by the British colonists ever since the early eighties to 1997(during the later part of Sir McLehose's rule to Mr.Chris Patten's) will vote for a British overseas territory if they are given the option. Of course, as a colony,Hongkongers didn't enjoy any democracy. The only reason why don't Hongkong people who are disgruntled with the SAR administration emigrate is that they can't and never don't wish to.
mufc.eric
Free us from the Commies!
Camel
It is very poor and sad, that so many young HKners do not know their own history and what was the political situation before 97 (the handover).
You were not free at all. You hadn't democracy and self determination. There were no oppositions and critics to the UK government and if, they would have been suppressed and restricted. You know now almost everything about the CE of HK because now, you have something like a counterpart to the government including the media. That was not possible in the past.
tam.lumlum
UK respects HK's majority since it cannot any loss, China doesn't

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