I posted this as a response to a question in another thread, but decided it might make a good topic on it’s own. China is headed down a very frightening path right now in my opinion.
I think we should let China know if they take away the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong we will stop doing business with them. I just think we should stand for the principles of freedom. I know we can’t get involved militarily & I’m not saying that.
I do think we should let the Chinese government know we will arm Taiwan, Japan, & the surrounding states if they continue down their present path because we believe they will soon be threatening them all. I think we should also recognize Taiwan as a separate & sovereign state.
If there is no consequences they will continue to do worse. China is now set to become more oppressive than North Korea. They, with the help or IBM & Google are setting up an ultra mass surveillance state to monitor it’s subjects 24/7.
They are using a politically correct social credit system replete with an inescapable network of surveillance cameras keyed to facial recognition, China has morphed into a technocratic totalitarian state that has built in punishments for not keeping in line.
If you get a little low on social credits you will not be allowed to attain a ride to work, you will walk, a little lower, & you lose your job, a little lower & you have your photo distributed to the entire neighborhood & they must not even speak to you, come near you, or have any interaction with you or they will lose social credits. Enough loss on social credit you might end up in prison.
Be religious & lose credits, especially certain ones uber targeted by the state.
You will be given daily “tests” of proclamation of praise for the great leader, & China, & fail to do that you lose credits. Speak a complaining word or make a negative statement anywhere any time of the state or great leader & lose credits.
You will have listening devices & cameras on you 24/7, that you must keep with you at all times, so your every word, ever action, everywhere you go, everything you do is monitored. Isn’t socialism great? Even North Korea hasn’t achieved such a totalitarian 1984 type monitoring system.
Astounding & appalling that American companies helped set this up. Some people will do anything for money. The CEO’s of those companies should be fired, perhaps more. Those CEO’s wouldn’t want to live under the system they set up! What despicable human beings indeed.
If the people of Hong Kong lose this struggle, I believe there will be a mass exodus of the wealth there to the extreme detriment of the entire country. I believe just the loss of Hong Kong alone will touch off an economic meltdown of the entire country. I’m not sure if the leadership cares if that happens or not. I can’t tell, & I hope I’m completely wrong. I wish China on ill, to me, trade is a good thing, but I think the Goose may get cooked anyway…
Getting the drift? It’s probably why the people of Hong Kong are so anxious about their civil liberties & the protests are continuing. They know the fate that awaits them.