How Hong Kong Changed Countries

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Comments • 5 904

  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  Month ago +1700

    Hey all, in case you don't know already, the numbers in the bottom, left corner of the video correspond to the sources of information at the bottom of the description. Many of those are good further reading on the topic.
    Also, I just want to acknowledge one small narration slip-up. At 7:14 I say, "What was known was that the event would be centered around midnight on the night of July 30th, 1997." That should be *June* 30th, 1997.

    • Amidat
      Amidat 10 days ago

      +UFCMania155 Yes - but my point was they didn't even put up much of a fight to defend them because they didn't really care that much.

    • Chillypuwn
      Chillypuwn 13 days ago

      This video just earned you my follow ;)

    • Axei mash
      Axei mash 21 day ago

      Please get better at making your videos and writing scripts for them. Im not saying there was anything wrong with this video but just in general you need to get better. I really do enjoy watching your videos and learning from them but i just can watch them because of that.

    • Karthik Sarode
      Karthik Sarode 28 days ago

      What happend to the wikipedia list

  • Oscar Thiele
    Oscar Thiele 9 hours ago

    Excellent Video! Very Informative!

  • errrrrrrrrrwhat
    errrrrrrrrrwhat 2 days ago +2

    Video: mentions Hong Kong
    Comment section: "CCP TIME!"

  • MrHungry
    MrHungry 2 days ago +3

    2047 will be a sad time

  • Miguel Wang
    Miguel Wang 2 days ago +1

    I live in Hong Kong!

  • Ryaneg6freak
    Ryaneg6freak 3 days ago

    Whenever a British citizen tries to poke fun at America, I remind them that in less than 100 years, they went from controlling 2/3rds of the world, to living on an island the size of Michigan. Giving up Hong Kong was the last nail in their coffin, and quite possibly the dumbest thing they could have ever done.

  • PegenGaming4K (ohne 4K)

    2:27 Can you tell my how the capitalist system would be change, if hong kong would be chinese?

    • PegenGaming4K (ohne 4K)
      PegenGaming4K (ohne 4K) 2 days ago

      +MotorsportsAndrew It was a rhetorical question. In fact, I had only the motivation to lure another person who claims that china is communist. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      I need fun. sry. I still respect the attempt to explain it to me. Even if it is based on wrong ideas/assumptions.

    • MotorsportsAndrew
      MotorsportsAndrew 2 days ago

      China is communist and britian is capitalist. When Hong Kong was transferred to China from britian, it was chinese, but autonomous, which means it's sort of Chinese but not really. But it will become fully chinese and communist in 2047.

  • You Know Who
    You Know Who 3 days ago +1

    Hong Kong not so special administrative region

  • You Know Who
    You Know Who 3 days ago

    We belong to the British, not Communist China!!!

    • Tony's Booth
      Tony's Booth 3 days ago

      You Know Who easy, just cancel your Chinese citizenship and apply for a UK passport.

    • You Know Who
      You Know Who 3 days ago

      +Tony's Booth I was born after the handover, how do I go 'back'?

    • Tony's Booth
      Tony's Booth 3 days ago

      Then you should go back to britain as hong kong is China now

  • MARCO PO
    MARCO PO 4 days ago

    As a Hongkonger , I think Hong Kong‘s future is hopeless . The Chinese government tried to eliminate Hong Kong’s unique culture , especially Cantonese . They send 150 mainlanders to Hong Kong everyday who only speak mandarin , and schools are encouraged to speak mandarin in Chinese lesson ( supposed to be Cantonese), so fewer people speak Cantonese in the future , and the day with no Cantonese speaker is coming .

  • Minecraft Creeper
    Minecraft Creeper 4 days ago

    2:37 It is Special Administrative Region...
    BTW... you are silly calling China communist, we don’t give our money to the government, excluding taxes

  • commander31able
    commander31able 6 days ago

    see you in 2047, I guess.

  • Julwiez de Ghorz
    Julwiez de Ghorz 7 days ago

    For good.... Such a sad histotic event.

  • ErrantChordier
    ErrantChordier 7 days ago

    It's "Bay-JING", Wendover, like "Jingle Bells". Keep that "J" nice and snappy. It's NOT "Bay-ZHING" Say it with me: Bay-JING.

  • Shahnewaz
    Shahnewaz 8 days ago

    So.. Brexit for Hong Kong.

  • Darklife66
    Darklife66 8 days ago

    How About letting hong kongers decide themselves for their own fate ?

  • Mainland Chinese
    Mainland Chinese 10 days ago +1

    Hong Kong is white worshipping and Chinese hating for the most part.

  • 孟晉為
    孟晉為 11 days ago

    HONG KONG IS A PART OF CHINA!

  • Lewis Skinner
    Lewis Skinner 11 days ago +1

    6:54. Painted green, but still with the crown and "ER" (no, not 'Er in the Palace, but Elizabeth Regina)

  • BlazingFire_07
    BlazingFire_07 11 days ago

    Who thought that 99 years is “as good as forever”? Could’ve bought the whole territory for good

  • Malaysian support Israel

    Once a noble leader said something in Hong Kong.
    'Do you think China will make Hong Kong different with other provinces by the year of 2047?'
    I would like to say 'Not too long, Hong Kong will become similar to the other provinces in China.'
    Agree or not, the truth is you can't change it, this is why the western countries always underestimate determination of China.

  • Gautham Thampy
    Gautham Thampy 12 days ago

    misleading title.

  • 中山Tony
    中山Tony 12 days ago +1

    Interestingly, according to some official Chinese deciphering content, the Chinese government did not know the lease time of Hong Kong. Instead, before the reunification, the British government’s diplomatic visit to China made the Chinese government know the lease term of Hong Kong.

  • Omar Delawer
    Omar Delawer 12 days ago

    People in Hong Kong, hows life now for you guys? Better or worse under Chinese rule?

    • 储睿
      储睿 11 days ago

      from controlled by London pre1997 to the same level of London in world city ranking 2018

  • 邹凯
    邹凯 12 days ago +3

    请继续做梦,顺便挥霍那一点点好感

    • ThePsychicFish
      ThePsychicFish 12 days ago

      Haha yeah (I have no idea what any of that means)

  • Jay Koz
    Jay Koz 12 days ago

    I thought Hong Kong was still British. I think I’m dumb

  • Karman Bassi
    Karman Bassi 12 days ago +1

    should have never given that capitalist diamond to those dirty communists

    • 储睿
      储睿 11 days ago

      Karman Bassi lol. Why british need hongkong? they want to build a city for Chinese person in hongkong? they are so mercy? British rob tons of money which is tax should belong to Chinese from hongkong in this 99 years. If hongkong still belong to uk, its still a clony area, but in China, its a world top class financial center which is same as London, you said Chinese did nothing? Hongkong people hate China? maybe. If UK give North Ireland vote rights, then China may consider give hongkong vote rights. But besides, If hongkong cant get zero tax from mainland China, you still think hongkong will be a top class financial center? In hongkong financial structure nowadays, more than half are mainland products duty free out sellings, if hongkong is out of China, shenzhen next to hongkong will do this job

    • Karman Bassi
      Karman Bassi 11 days ago

      +储睿 Hong Kong was NOTHING until the British came and built into one of the most successful cities on earth, China didn't do anything yet they are inheriting it, they don't deserve it, Honk Kong people hate China. The British should have demolished it and gave it back the way it came.

    • 储睿
      储睿 11 days ago

      Karman Bassi demolish? hongkong pre 1997 was controlled by London and in 2018 world city ranking is the same level of London on level S. You call this demolish? If give back, just prove that caplism is unlegal, cuz legally hongkong should belong to China after 99 years.

    • Karman Bassi
      Karman Bassi 11 days ago

      +储睿 should have given it back after demolishing everything

    • 储睿
      储睿 11 days ago

      you got a choice. Be legal to give back to China or be an unlegal thief

  • jwm0z
    jwm0z 13 days ago

    I would hate to see this happen to Taiwan.

  • reeser
    reeser 13 days ago

    Thank you Mr. Wendover

  • Inconspicuous Jerry
    Inconspicuous Jerry 13 days ago

    Losses:
    -Rights
    Gains:
    +China Numba 1

  • Marco Enrico
    Marco Enrico 13 days ago

    My mom was a domestic worker in Hong Kong and was there to witness the handover. She brought home pictures of the parade and festivities from the streets of Kawloon. As a child I never really understood how significant how significant the event is but I'm glad I we got to keep a little piece of history in those pictures.

  • Aaron Chow
    Aaron Chow 13 days ago

    Thanks for the video! My family was part of that immigration wave from Hong Kong to Australia in the early 80s. The year I moved Madonna’s like a Virgin LP came out :)

  • Melinda Junata
    Melinda Junata 14 days ago

    this is so sad..

  • Nomad Girl
    Nomad Girl 14 days ago

    Historical moment! Re-claim the land that is supposed to be a part of China! Well done, CP

    • Pyrs
      Pyrs 12 days ago

      It should of been handed to the Republic of China (Taiwan) as that is the legitimate government of China and the territory that indefinitely belonged to Britain should've stayed British. The UK created Hong Kong as it is today, it was a barren island before them. The PRC certainly didnt deserve to get this city back.

  • Edward Yu
    Edward Yu 14 days ago

    We're awakened by the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from her majesty to the Chinese. We used to enjoy the freedom of speech, rule of law and so forth under her majesty. However, things changed enormously since the transfer. That's the first time we've got a glimpse of the suppression and oppression under a dictatorship and notably despair of being utterly colonised. To be honest, we trusted the Chinese more than once, but they betrayed us nevertheless; Hong Kong has been being eroded in every aspect. Our society has been in dismay and agony; Different means of invasion such as consistently hampering the functioning of the separation of powers and as a result, the reputation was torn down subsequently so does the trust from Hong Kongers. It is not hard to forecast what will befall Hong Kong by 2047. Notwithstanding, a lot of Hong Kongers plucked up the courage to strive for a better tomorrow by safeguarding our language, preserving our legacies, protesting against boondoggles and corruption of the colonial government(HK) even though it could incur prison sentences to them. WHY? Because of our love for our home Hong Kong. It took us approximately 20 years to realise the so-called 'One country, two systems' was merely a fatuous idea. We cannot have democracy, we cannot have universal suffrage, we cannot relieve the poor condition of accommodation and the abuse of our public welfare system by the Chinese colonisers, etc. not until the liberation of Hong Kong from the Chinese rule and the establishment of a true Hong Kong government that acts in our interests.

  • Apollo Channel
    Apollo Channel 14 days ago

    BNO passport also in Red cover , just without "EU" wordings...

  • Leo Z
    Leo Z 14 days ago

    Hong Kong is better British? Lmao. Open your eyes and take a look at UK, the whole country is falling. Its glorious time has gone! Hong Kong should have been worst if it is still British. Shanghai is the new center in east Asia now. Hong Kong is dead, but not because of Chinese government, it’s all by its own people.

  • Alex Kwan
    Alex Kwan 15 days ago

    Qing Empire is different from China.

  • clrd4t0
    clrd4t0 15 days ago +2

    As a Hong Konger, I feel like crying while watching this video. I know some say that the UK was not a lot better than China in terms of ruling Hong Kong, but at least our rights were protected, we had the freedom to speak up, without having to fear that we will be silenced by the government. This video is straight up depressing to a Hong Konger.

  • IRavendon
    IRavendon 15 days ago +1

    Hongkong is better controlled by Britain. Hong Kong cannot be chinese

  • Chaz Baz
    Chaz Baz 15 days ago

    Hong Kong should become a city state like Singapore, another former British colony.

  • Rai Sakar
    Rai Sakar 16 days ago +2

    this must be reversed or i call bruce lee's relative chin to massacre the 1.4 billion red communists

  • SD78
    SD78 16 days ago +2

    "99 years? We'll be dead by then anyway, LOL!"

  • tth Adrian
    tth Adrian 16 days ago

    I hope you can make a video about what happens to Hong Kong after the handover, from the economy to the politics, to let more people outside of Hong Kong know about its situation.
    Hong Kong is falling apart already and over 90% of the people aren't happy with the government.
    Politics are entirely controlled by Beijing as most of the legislative councilors support the Communist Party and will vote for anything the Government proposed even when the plans are poor.
    However citizens don't get to have a say on who to become legislative councilors or the chief executive. Every policy in Hong Kong is now implemented in favour of China and completely disregard the opinions of the people.
    Economy is terrible as well as Hong Kong has the most expensive housing market in the world and property market are dominated by large companies.
    Level of happiness is seriously low and the government have done literally nothing to fix that.

    • Lo C
      Lo C 9 days ago

      90%? Where'd you pull that number from? Joshua Wong's blog?

      Why don't you describe what life was like under the British?

  • Morphing Reality
    Morphing Reality 17 days ago

    Fascinating.

  • Rex Longfellow
    Rex Longfellow 17 days ago

    Some of these countries make kids seem mature😓😂

  • Sister C
    Sister C 17 days ago +11

    As an 8th generation Hong Konger, I'm grateful for your efforts in making this video.

  • Legendary Rebel
    Legendary Rebel 17 days ago

    The British influence should have never been there. The English didn't need some Asian 3rd world island because of the monarchy and the wanting to rule over the world part. Most of all, the majority of countries heavily occupied under the empire during the many years were 3rd world countries that were used for resources and colonial slaves.

  • Valentin Islas
    Valentin Islas 18 days ago

    Didn't this happen years ago, why are you making videos with OLD OLD OLD info? who DIDN"T know this?

    • Will 'n Co
      Will 'n Co 17 days ago +1

      fucking anyone not from hongkong you moron

  • trumanhw
    trumanhw 18 days ago +8

    You SO should have talked about how people feel about it after - the accuracy of predictions, the effects it has on geo-politics to this day, and the percent of people who're happy -- who live in HK. No matter... thank you again, for an excellent episode within your excellent series. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's curious as to whether you [write] your scripts yourself..

  • Jerry Fitness
    Jerry Fitness 18 days ago +1

    The UK should’ve never handed HongKong back to China, even with the treaty. If China really wants it, they should invade and see what the UK will do 🇬🇧 💪

  • Cat Face Poetry
    Cat Face Poetry 18 days ago

    If they were smarter, they would had made the BNO passport the same any UK passport. Now they are left with other other immigrants that replace the British value. The sun sets on the empire, just as atheism lives and the birthrate dives. Nothing is permanent. They could have absorbed the most productive from their richest colony, utilising the weakness that normal people flee from a communist state, and no, they didn't. They were empire builder, but whatever they build, can only be as old as they are young. I was living in Hong Kong, I know just enough of what the British did there. It is supposed to be good, but I don't see it that way. When Hong Kong was running low on water source, and water rationing was a daily reality, they rejected mainland China's offer to supply water until the 1960s. Before the boom of Hong Kong's Economy, Britain let Chinese from mainland China entered Hong Kong illegally between the 60s and the late 70s, and there was no real solutions on housing and other social aspect. Such practice resulted in all sort of social problems, from crime to lack of infrastructure that plagued on the living standard at the time. And what effected my own life the most was how the education system divide young kids into 5 ranks by raw talent and cognitive privilege. A cast system of intellect that they enforced on kids, that will have the kid to continue such mind set into their adulthood. Kids were also made to study most subjects in English except for the Chinese subject, without the language environment at home. Whatever the British did with education, they did it to disable local culture. To this date, a common Hong Konger whom is born and bred there would go by an English name at work and among friends. He or she also finds it difficult to express him-self or her-self in the Chinese language, and it speaks in chinese sentence that involves more than one English words with heavy local accent. Thank you Britain, thank you for everything, at least you tried to fight back the Japanese when they invaded in World War II , that was admirable. The colonial power was cool. And Hong Kong city is not cool, it's highly competitive and it's housing price is the highest in the world, yet its income level is far from being the highest. That is the legacy Britain left behind, Hong Kong has the most millionaires per capital in the world, but that is on the Chinese race, not on the British Empire. Just as Singapore is doing well due to it being pre-predominately a country of Han Chinese people by culture.

  • Wildboy789789
    Wildboy789789 18 days ago +1

    As a socialist american democrat who supports free countries even if they vote for communism, I HATE dictatorships and china is the biggest shithole behind russia... I see edgy leftists supporting china all the time, dont, be a proud american/european and a leftist, be proud of democracy... I hope china rots

  • Random guy
    Random guy 18 days ago

    So the British abandon their boat at the Hong Kong port?

  • C brtdgh
    C brtdgh 19 days ago

    Prince Charles comments on the handover: "Every moment seemed precious, to be held as a lifelong memory of what it used to be like and how incredibly well Britain could be represented - and marketed - overseas. Everybody on board felt this and there was a kind of exasperated sadness experienced by all and sundry."

    "All the locals were being outwardly, thoroughly optimistic about the immediate future but in the background was the sneaking worry about creeping corruption and the gradual undermining of Hong Kong's greatest strength - the rule of law. "

    "After my speech the President detached himself from the group of appalling old waxworks who accompanied him and took his place at the lectern.

    ”He then gave a kind of "propaganda" speech, which was loudly cheered by the bussed in party faithful at the suitable moment in the text. At the end of this awful Soviet-style display we had to watch the Chinese soldiers goose step on to the stage and haul down the Union Jack and raised the Chinese flag. The ultimate horror was the artificial wind which made the flags flutter enticingly. “

    “Whatever may be thought about colonisation nowadays, Hong Kong was a pretty remarkable example of how to do it well. Thanks to Chris Patten, we left with affection and gratitude ringing in our ears.”

  • C brtdgh
    C brtdgh 19 days ago

    I liked Hong Kong a lot but it seems to be becoming just another Chinese city and its economic importance is diminishing relative to the Chinese cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai. I visited Singapore and it seemed way more international, in terms of both its demographics and the fact that English was the lingua franca used everywhere. I was quite shocked by the lack of English in HK, to me the most obvious relic of the British days were the plug outlets and driving on the left...

  • C brtdgh
    C brtdgh 19 days ago

    I'm a British citizen and our consular assistance sucks. The consulates basically do nothing. I have to go back to the UK for most things, including getting a new passport if I lose it abroad (which I almost did in Beijing). These days I feel like the Chinese government would try to be far more helpful for HK citizens abroad.

  • White Lion
    White Lion 19 days ago +9

    How King Kong changed countries ?

    Oh wait...

  • Dan van Leeuwen
    Dan van Leeuwen 19 days ago

    man fuck the queen

  • Yu Hysan
    Yu Hysan 20 days ago

    In 1:05, the Hong Kong International Airport is not there yet, it displays wrongly on the map as it is built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. The airport has been in commercial operation since 1998, replacing Kai Tak Airport

  • karel W
    karel W 20 days ago

    Brave HongKong heros died under british gun
    Cowardly
    HongKongers lives untill now
    Some HKers hate those who give them supplies and super national treatment.
    Some HKers love intruders who kill their ancestors and treat them like slaves.
    How ironic this is!

    • karel W
      karel W 20 days ago

      +Angus W Yes, i know

    • Angus W
      Angus W 20 days ago

      Most of the Hongkongers you speak of who live in HK nowadays fled from the Communist ruled Mainland China, including my parents and grandparents to move to Hong Kong, a city which was one of the best in Asia thanks to British rule

  • Estroncio
    Estroncio 20 days ago +1

    Wow! this was way more interesting that i expected

  • Jon Rubino
    Jon Rubino 21 day ago

    Macau please :)

  • 35 Clayton
    35 Clayton 21 day ago +2

    the amount of pub quizzes I have won thanks to this guy

  • GLOBIK
    GLOBIK 22 days ago

    A sad day 😢

  • aegian48
    aegian48 22 days ago +7

    To hand back a city such as Hong Kong is truly the most British thing ever, and the fact we managed to save them from total Communist rule for 50 years is probably the most noble. Rule Britannia 🇬🇧

    • Minecraft Creeper
      Minecraft Creeper 4 days ago

      *Cough* You never know what will happen after 2047, the other negotiation, it could be a yes for your partial prediction or a boo for it

    • aegian48
      aegian48 13 days ago

      invock It’s simple. So long as the majority of Northern Irish people’s wish to remain a part of the UK then Northern Ireland will remain British.

    • invock
      invock 13 days ago

      Hear, hear!
      *cough* Let's talk about Northern Ireland and Brexit now.

  • Juwangsang
    Juwangsang 22 days ago

    The day hong kong beacame chine was a sad day for uss all

  • Super Cando
    Super Cando 22 days ago

    No mention of "one country, two systems"? Your video can give an incorrect conclusion that HK is simply another part of mainland China. There is no mention of HK having separate custom, immigration, laws and monetary bills. No mention of HK having their own police force? Come on.

  • Skytrooper82d
    Skytrooper82d 22 days ago

    Another dark day in the decline of the UK..

  • TheWingedPotato
    TheWingedPotato 22 days ago

    How Long Dong Changed Cuntries

  • yoga嘉嘉
    yoga嘉嘉 22 days ago

    Hongkong: A city with British systems and Chinese culture, just go to Hongkong and take a look

  • Omar Wave
    Omar Wave 23 days ago +2

    - Nobody likes communism.

  • Matthew Grant
    Matthew Grant 23 days ago +2

    Can u do a video on the logistics of how a premier league team or any other pro sports team is run and how they make money other than ticket sales ofc?

  • Homosauce
    Homosauce 23 days ago

    Make more twl

  • H S
    H S 23 days ago +1

    HONG KONG WILL ALWAYS BE BRITISH!!!!

  • Ahmed Faraaz
    Ahmed Faraaz 23 days ago +4

    The process of the transition and the end of British Hong Kong made me tear up and I'm not even from Hong Kong, I'm Indian?

  • The Lazy Gamer
    The Lazy Gamer 23 days ago

    This hit me hard as a hong konger

  • Will Sen
    Will Sen 23 days ago

    Uk helped chinese economic reform by leasing hk for ages

  • Wesley417
    Wesley417 23 days ago +1

    Impressive info in 10mins, keep up the good work

  • Icy Bear
    Icy Bear 23 days ago +3

    guess China is one of the few if the not only country that was able to get back smth from British colonisation/war. sadly, India, countries of Africa, etc were not that successful in that. Britain refused to return historical artifact that belong to the people of these countries (golden crowns, jewellery, etc), but China got the land back. good job

    • Sam S
      Sam S 23 days ago +1

      India and all British territories in Africa were given sovereignty. Along with many other former British territories. Are you stupid?

  • inund8
    inund8 23 days ago

    How did/does citizenship work for people born in Hong Kong pre 1997? Were their rights as citizens different from those born in the UK? And aside from being able to renew their special passports, what are their rights under UK citizenship law now?

  • floling
    floling 24 days ago +1

    fun fact. all the maps have 2 airports.. historically totally acurate :-P

  • Peepee Train
    Peepee Train 24 days ago

    Me mate who is half Hong Kong half Aussie. (Aussie citizen living here all his life). Family comes from Hong knows. His cousins, uncle’s, aunties, grandparents and so on. But they are just going to move to Macao because one of the uncles owns something there.

  • Sexy XxMa0ZeDONGxX
    Sexy XxMa0ZeDONGxX 24 days ago

    I hate how China still maintains the portrait of a mass murderer in every public space. They should have done a thing similar to the Desestalinization in the USSR

  • blue lobster
    blue lobster 24 days ago

    How can i distinguish between hongkonger sirname and chinese sirname lol

    • RaymondHng
      RaymondHng 20 days ago

      There is no way to determine the nationality of surname by simply looking at it. My family surname is 湯. I'm not a Hong Kong, PRC, or even a Taiwan citizen. I'm American.

  • jane doe
    jane doe 25 days ago

    Except if you lose your computer, someone could hack the program on your computer and then have everything.

  • Owen Tompson
    Owen Tompson 25 days ago

    Saddest day in UK history - forsaken those poor people to Chinese rule

  • Fraser Higginson
    Fraser Higginson 25 days ago

    we will be back hong kong, hold tight brothers

  • agung padmeshwara
    agung padmeshwara 25 days ago +1

    Hey wendover, could you make a video about macau handover?

  • meatball hero
    meatball hero 25 days ago +1

    you should do a video on potential EU members .

  • Alex fnbr
    Alex fnbr 25 days ago +1

    Man, this sounds like that one guy from half as interesting

  • Rixce
    Rixce 25 days ago

    A lease is a lease. Hong Kongers, you can only complain, but you can’t deny the inevitable truth. The island was always suppose to belong to China, but the Brits took over of course. It’s been a century, and it is time.

  • Gaming Warfare
    Gaming Warfare 25 days ago +2

    At least they still have until 2047

    • zebracherub
      zebracherub 25 days ago

      They don't, China has absolutely no intention to wait until 2047 and the recent events shows us China is already taking over HK

  • Cheng YE
    Cheng YE 25 days ago

    假如中国政府在97年后才收回香港,会发生什么?
    香港自生挺得过97年的金融海啸吗?
    英国会出钱拯救香港的金融市场吗?
    如果挺不过金融海啸,香港社会会衰退到什么程度?

  • SolarMoth
    SolarMoth 25 days ago

    this is pretty wild shit

  • Shiro Kitsune - Senpai

    Great work Britain! Your ancestors were fighting for that land and you just gave it to them... And to who? To the red plague that wants to make humans stupid, poor slaves, while their elite becomes more fat... Now they want Taiwan, a ton of land on their Southern border, naval bases around everywhere and "be treated like superpower"... What next? They will want you to hail their comrade """"President"""", go to jail because you broke their socialism values, get publicly offended if you are 30 y/o unmarried woman and applause on death sentences to those who speak against their rule?..

  • Gavin Gray
    Gavin Gray 26 days ago

    Sounds like Brexit

  • champan250
    champan250 26 days ago

    Missing two signature events: Margaret Thatcher fell on the steps in Beijing while negotiating for HK, and it was torrential down pouring on that night on June 30th 1997

  • Emerstar Fundamental Investing

    Britan has left the chat...

  • bin yu
    bin yu 26 days ago

    殖民情节挺严重的,部分香港人,我说的是部分香港人,还是有怀念殖民情节。不过历史从上来说,香港可能还是要回到它原有的地位。不过不可否认,曾经因为历史的窗口它辉煌过!我说的比较委婉了