Hong Kong: Calls for Britain to take stance on crisis

  • Published on Aug 16, 2019
  • Hong Kong is braced for another weekend of trouble as China's paramilitary police force watches from the border - and the former head of Hong Kong's civil service said that Britain should do more.
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  • CC Chu
    CC Chu Day ago

    Does Britain have a "legal and moral responsibility" as claimed by Anson Chan to Hong Kong's one country two systems? Is Britain prepared to give political asylum to 1.7 million young, educated and peaceful pro-democracy Hong Kongers in the name of human right?

  • alan fkt
    alan fkt 2 days ago

    She's one of the blackhand gang of four.
    These rioting protesters are being manipulate by these gang of four traitors. Their agenda is separatist and declare independence.

  • russell climaco
    russell climaco 3 days ago

    The communist party of china is an organized syndicate and thugs.

  • Daoist Wanderer
    Daoist Wanderer 4 days ago


  • Hoa Phan
    Hoa Phan 4 days ago

    Britain itself has it comedy show now :v

  • Howard Li
    Howard Li 4 days ago

    So many terrorists in Hong Kong, plz help arrest all of them.

  • P G TAN
    P G TAN 4 days ago

    The treaty between UK n China was never a legally binding treaty . The only reason China still maintain HK as a ' self - governing ' outpost is more for commercial reasons . Remember HK was ceded to Britain in the 19th century under duress , n , therefore , UK has no real voice as to whether China has the right to dismantle / abrogate/ modified / cancelled the treaty ! Anson Chan should understand all these unless she is out to force China to give up HK for good . By using young ppl n students , who don't understand the legal situation at all , she n her fellow conspirators have confused the Western world n made a fool of themselves !

  • Joseph Chen
    Joseph Chen 5 days ago

    “”A point of no return”...The rumour says she has already her luggage packed and ready to flee at a moment’s notice to the Brit or American Consulate asking for asylum when the Chinese paramilitary anti riot police enters Hong Kong. The day of reckoning will be coming soon...Mrs Chan!

  • Ray
    Ray 5 days ago

    Who else besides me sees world-class hypocrisy here ? The British forced opium addiction on Chinese, they took HK by force of arms, they imposed their rule on HK for over 100 years. Under British rule, there was no democracy, no voting, no dissent. You are all Chinese, have some pride and self-respect that your mother country has achieved for you after 100 years of humiliation by the west & Japan.

  • Lodemé Carp
    Lodemé Carp 5 days ago

    Very well said.

  • Lodemé Carp
    Lodemé Carp 5 days ago

    Xi Jinping is the root of evil. He doesnt want Hongkongers choose their own leader.

  • Lodemé Carp
    Lodemé Carp 5 days ago

    Dying of Hongkong democracy if we dont support Hongkong people

  • Lodemé Carp
    Lodemé Carp 5 days ago

    China government is the number one terrorist . China dont want freedom of its people

  • wu vince
    wu vince 5 days ago +1

    This woman is nothing but a boot-licker of UK, many Hongkonger hate her. They openly called her a traitor.

  • Loke Loke
    Loke Loke 5 days ago +1

    Dark clouds all over when she speaking. The evil witch of Hkg

  • Longines Charles
    Longines Charles 5 days ago +4

    This woman is insane, non of British business, after all British took control of HongKong by opium force, do you forget that???

  • Lee Kh
    Lee Kh 6 days ago +1

    Anson is a traitor of HK.

    • Lee Kh
      Lee Kh 6 days ago +1

      @Jude Tanis your right to disagree. Ask her to walk in the street again and alot of people would want to slap her. She's a traitor...she has a place to ran to in Canada and taken her wealth out but not you fools.

    • Jude Tan
      Jude Tan 6 days ago +1

      Lee Kh, I strongly disagree with you❢❢

  • Lee Kh
    Lee Kh 6 days ago +1

    11th September 2019 - (London) Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong.
    Dear Youth of Hong Kong,
    I write this letter to you out of profound concern over what is happening in Hong Kong and in the hope that my words, which I offer to you in the form of a plea, will be taken into consideration by you.
    Hong Kong is known across the world for the abundance of rich attractions which it has to offer visitors: its enchanting people, monumental history, splendid culture, intriguing heritage, fascinating architecture, magnificent transportation, graceful wildlife and spectacular natural scenery. Indeed, I have never met someone who, having visited Hong Kong, did not speak of their immense pleasure of having toured this region of the People’s Republic of China. Hong Kong is one of the Chinese people’s many historic jewels.
    However, Hong Kong has a dark chapter in its history - a chapter written not by the Chinese people but by an aggressive outsider: the British.
    Britain waged a brutal war on China in the 19th-century because Beijing refused to allow the British to flood the Chinese market with opium. As a result of that event, known as the Opium Wars, China was defeated and humiliated by the British and, among other degrading acts, forced to cede the historic Chinese region of Hong Kong to the British Empire. For approximately 150 years, Hong Kong was a colony of a ruthless colonial power in which London implemented its dictatorial will in the Chinese region through a British colonial governor there who enjoyed a luxurious and conceited lifestyle on soil which was being exploited by London, even though it was not Britain’s to enjoy in the first place.
    In short, for well over a century, the British reaped the benefits of a piece of Chinese territory which they had stolen from China in the cruelest of circumstances, by having instigated a savage war against the peaceful Chinese nation, and exploited this region with the kind of arrogance and sense of Anglo-Saxon superiority that typified the British Empire.
    I hope that you, the youth of Hong Kong, are aware of the savage and humiliating actions that your ancestors were subjected to by the British. And I hope, too, that you are aware that Britain has never apologized to the people of Hong Kong and China for its monstrous actions during the Opium Wars.
    The year 1997 was a defining moment in Chinese history because it was in this year that a historical injustice of immense proportions for China was brought to an end: the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese motherland. Hong Kong is an integral part of the People’s Republic of China. And Hong Kong always has been, and forever will be, Chinese.
    In a few weeks’ time, on Oct 1, the Chinese people will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, rejoicing in the extraordinary achievements which have been accomplished by the Communist Party of China. From education to health to jobs to housing to welfare to engineering to science to military to sports to independence and sovereignty, the advancement of the People’s Republic of China has been nothing short of a miracle, both at home and abroad. Never before, in Chinese history, has China been so powerful than the country is today. I salute the magnificent achievements of the Chinese Communist Party!
    However, there are countries in the world today which are resentful and envious of the successes of the People’s Republic of China and are intent on limiting and derailing Chinese progress through, among other hostile actions, sowing the seeds of discord in Chinese society, with the aim of collapsing China and then subjugating her. And those hostile countries are the United States and some other Western countries.
    Those countries are leading colonial powers in the world which have never lost their appetite and lust for enslaving other countries and plundering their economies and resources.
    In relation to China, those countries have shown their disdain for Chinese territorial integrity by their close political, economic and military relationships with Taiwan while, at the same time, interfering in Xinjiang in the most sinister of ways.
    Since 1997, some American and British officials have privately lusted after Hong Kong - with some considering it China’s Achilles’ heel because of how, for some 150 years, it was ruled by Britain.
    The ongoing violent protests in Hong Kong by extremists are, without doubt, being orchestrated by the US and some other Western countries, with the objective being to destabilize this Chinese region which, if successful, would jeopardize the Chinese economy and could act as a domino effect by which other regions of the motherland could become affected.
    The protesters have vowed to keep on protesting. Even though they said that the bill is the reason for them having taken to the streets, the reality is that the extradition bill was simply used as a pretext by the protesters. The protesters, who are a fifth column of Western countries, receiving their orders from their masters in Washington, are intent on detaching Hong Kong from China and handing this region over to the Western political forces.
    With the glorious date of Oct 1 approaching, I urge the youth in Hong Kong to be vigilant of a possible major provocation by the protesters against the Chinese authorities in this region, with the aim of making the situation in Hong Kong all the more dangerous.
    Chinese youth of Hong Kong, I appeal to you to safeguard your region from British and American colonialism and, in doing so, to defend the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China. And I appeal to you to ensure that the pain and suffering of your ancestors at the hands of the British during the Opium Wars was not in vain; let the hardships that they incurred serve as a source of patriotism and inspiration for you in your defense of your motherland.
    Hong Kong is China.

  • Allan Ang
    Allan Ang 6 days ago

    Britain unfair trade practice took HongKong 150year ago from China. Now one stupid lady are taking about fairness and trust. What a joke?

  • great man52801
    great man52801 6 days ago +1

    Free hongkong!

  • mike
    mike 7 days ago

    The British could care less about democracy in hk. Under British rule they would never bow down to a Chinese person. They only care about money , but will put a smile on to show that they care. Lol,

  • rzp08 zrp
    rzp08 zrp 8 days ago

    UK, please take the rioters.

  • Bob Weir
    Bob Weir 8 days ago


  • Peter Tanner
    Peter Tanner 8 days ago +1

    Anson Chan - the former poodle of Chris Patten - is now in league with CIA and hoping to destabilize China. She is bitter that she did not get to be the Chief Executive and is a nobody after the British left. So why not spite China?

  • 张大白
    张大白 9 days ago

    Wow,what a stupid witch...

  • Nathan Remix
    Nathan Remix 9 days ago +4

    Wow chinese commies could watch youtube wow that amazing . I thought only those who are permitted "cough" by the goverment can visit youtube "cough" .

    • Teddy Tadd
      Teddy Tadd 7 days ago +1

      Trump is taking a peak at this and will evenually say - Wait a minute, let me handle this!" but first he wants to weaken China with any kind of sanctions to show the world that he is supreme justice just like he called women -"bitches.!"

  • Teddy Tadd
    Teddy Tadd 9 days ago +3

    when any agenda is unfair this will happen, Hong Kong people rose up and protested. Any nation with a foolish bill , people may rise up and protest like Hong Kong.

    • Karl Tan
      Karl Tan 6 days ago

      The bill is not foolish, you China basher. A hongkie Chan Tong-kai strangled his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan, fled back to Taiwan be his crime was discovered. HK government could not extradite him because it had no treaty with Taiwan. As matter stands, HK is a haven for murderers, rapists and other criminal. HK would only extradict an offender if he or she commits and act that is severe enough to deserve a jail term of 3 years or more. Joshua Wong and his violent rioter-hooligans egged on by CIA then protested HK government's proposal to amend the law. Tedy Tedy, don't call this bill foolish. There is none so blind as he would not see and that includes you. Heil Bolton, Heil Pompeo.

    WAN CHENG OOI 10 days ago +1

    Pls do NOT bring SHAME to our race.
    Chinese are LOYAL TO THEIR OWN KIND. They do NOT call their skin white.

    WAN CHENG OOI 10 days ago

    What is wrong with these people's brains??? Have they forgotten 150 years of colonialism? Have they forgotten they are Chinese !!!!

  • wowyzaoy
    wowyzaoy 10 days ago

    oh, yeah... you know what else y'all should wish for - slavery, or how about cave dwelling, live the simple life of an amoeba.

  • Chia Kok Siang
    Chia Kok Siang 10 days ago

    I got suggestion to GB. Take this rioters to UK. They will make a good rioters to fight with Brexit or anti Brexiters. Also, you will have extra vote as well. Take them fast. They love you very much.

  • Red Butterfly
    Red Butterfly 10 days ago

    This woman is on point. Everything she says is true, she should continue the position instead and maybe the story is diffrent from now

  • Jade Lee Rozales
    Jade Lee Rozales 11 days ago

    The whole world is listening accept the Dictator. GO HONG KONG!!!!! Let the Freedom RINGS baby!!!

  • Ven Cheock
    Ven Cheock 11 days ago

    Anson Chan cannot speak for HK today......She is not current HK official.......

  • Ven Cheock
    Ven Cheock 11 days ago

    Does Public Disorder justify reason to Freedom Democracy ?
    Freedom Democracy with violence disorder is self destruction.

  • Edin Watson
    Edin Watson 11 days ago

    Please take these whingers to the UK for good. Plenty of deprived areas in the UK to make use of these professional protesters. But don't deport them bsck to HK when they start smashing and burning the london tube station up. Never fix something that isnt broke. You will only find yourself opening a can of worms.

  • Bundesrepublik der Erde Reich

    *Hong Kong wants Independence!*

    • Bundesrepublik der Erde Reich
      Bundesrepublik der Erde Reich 6 days ago

      @Karl Tan caves? Bare hands? You clearly have no idea a single thing about Philippine History😒

    • Karl Tan
      Karl Tan 6 days ago

      Bundesrepublik der Erde Reich, you wish! Chinese civilisation has survived for 5000 years, it has fragmented but always reunite again. 2500 years ago were eating out of china (the finest porcelain in the world in history is called china) while your ancestors were living in caves and using their bare hands to eat, Yech!

  • Mr Chiang
    Mr Chiang 11 days ago

    HK has no resources, nothing except bunch of spoilt kids. Nobody wants unfortunately. RIP Hong Kong!

    CRYSAW 12 days ago

    The UK is having problems with BREXIT they don't have time to sort out a different country when they can't sort out themselves

  • Don720
    Don720 12 days ago

    Oh really, China doesn't work as a Western nation. I wonder what happen to the Urghars in China or the Tibetans??? Really the West keeps their word. If they were to keep their words, they would have to apologize for the miss-deeds of the past and admit it. Why not apologize to China for forcing opium drugs on them, forcing un-fair trade deals in the past. What all is forgiven??? Why not ask the victims???? This woman don't get it, there is a reason China is standing up to the West n others. They have the economic powers in place to do so. China has other trade deals all over the world. So any trade war with the West, will hurt as much as it may hurt China but worse since China has other locations. Look at Africa, they're a gold mine - a billion people on the contineent, still a lot of resources and way under-developed. The West had so many times, to help Africa n they didn't' .
    If Democracy is so important, why isn't it in Heaven. Even if you don't believe in Heaven, don't u worry of most people who believe in a place where there is no Democracy?? I believe there is a Heaven n no shall there be a democracy in above. It's like asking to give birth to yourself. Only One was there in the beginning of humanity n knows the intricacy of how humans was originally created.

  • Don720
    Don720 12 days ago

    China never gave Britain, Hong Kong, with a free will. So the trickery they used for England to take Hong Kong, China is using the same trickery, lie. England forced China to lie, in giving Hong Kong to them, long ago. So let's tell it the way it is. However, truth is harder to give, unless the God almighty is down here. Some of the Hong Kong people, will probably end in Tibet or Urghers land.

  • hoang truong
    hoang truong 12 days ago +1

    HK should arrest anson chan

  • Sy Fan
    Sy Fan 12 days ago

    She is a shame to beg her former owner for pity. I couldn't believe she is still barking here.

  • Claudia
    Claudia 12 days ago

    This women talking rubbish, she must be too old to remember that HK has been 22years hand over back to China but she is still trying to asking British government to keep take care about criminals haven HK? She is trying to drugging down British in to the war...! she is a HK rich criminal of course she is worried about extradition low, she is worried about herself going to be reviewed / execution afterwards... Be careful her behaviour!

  • Pak-Hoe Pang
    Pak-Hoe Pang 12 days ago

    Hong Kong is governed by a Business elite in the legislature, however, the majority is wary of the new extradition treaty, thus they have mobilised the ill informed young to demonstrate and destroy, why do you think the head of the legislature and the legislature itself have not declared Anson Chan 'persona non grata', that is because they, the legislature are all part of the problem, China just needs to wait to 2047, and then it's all over for these corrupted politicians and traitors. It is true that the young's future is bleak in Hong Kong, but there is nothing Beijing can do while the legislature is holding the ruling card. Hong Kong pay no taxes to Beijing, and most of their top judges are Europeans appointed by the British. Beijing will not send in troops to quell the riots, it is entirely up to the SAR government to quell the riots. One could argue that Beijing should intervene, but why should they, they are destroying themselves, and they are too detached from Beijing. Let them destroy themselves. National security is not under threat, as HK is an SAR, so let the SAR government deal with it. Nothing to do with Beijing. SAR is run under one country two system. Whilst it is under SAR, they can give them democracy until 2047. Remember that the British never gave HK democracy.

  • 华夏情
    华夏情 13 days ago +1

    What I saw is just an old British colonial supporter trying her best to sell HK to the UK again.

    • Karl Tan
      Karl Tan 10 days ago

      She might as well sell the Great Wall to UK. That will stop the invasion by the East Europeans.

  • M. how
    M. how 13 days ago

    Not a chance !
    Old bag.

  • Global Concern
    Global Concern 13 days ago

    Britain is in chaos right now with BREXIT. Boris Johnson is fighting for his political life right now. He has no time for a forgotten former colony.

  • Bill Zhang
    Bill Zhang 13 days ago +1

    The former head of HK is a traitor and a f**king assh*le!

  • Bill Zhang
    Bill Zhang 13 days ago +1

    Fake news!

  • Aaron Lau
    Aaron Lau 13 days ago

    Please support petition for citizenship in UK for all Hong Kong people

  • Saint Louis
    Saint Louis 13 days ago

    To Mr Xi and Ms Lam, if you have a son and he wants to have his own life, will you tell him no, and then call him a terrorist? If HK wants its freedom why don't yo let it go? HK did not grow because of your money? Somehow you even benefited from it.

  • Aqeel Ahmed
    Aqeel Ahmed 13 days ago

    Protest is the right in human society against inhuman activities.
    After more than a month of protests movement at Hon Kong over Anti-extradition bill against China. It seems the protest gone politicized with the support of hidden hands of champions of Democracy and opponent of Dictators equipped with Human Right organizations / NGO and Western Media alongwith so called cultured society representatives.
    (Israel brutally on protesters every day, Egypt protesters raise protest in favors of elected president Muhammad Mursi against Dictator/ current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,(who became president after a coup d'etat by the military to take Mohammed Morsi out) crushed by military force. Silence & praised everywhere.)
    West always busy in such games to make unrest in other countries to show sympathy with the protesters, protester should not become tool,they will not get any benefit except loses of income & unrest.

    • Sy Fan
      Sy Fan 12 days ago

      They are rioters, not protesters. What these rioters have done are certainly inhuman. No one has the right to set fires on streets, attack people with gasoline bombs, beat up passengers, illegally occupy airport and subway stations and destroy public facilities... Do not beautify their criminal acts and the destructions they have done to Hong Kong. That is not about the extradition law. Don't use it as an excuse. They want to overthrow the government using the foreign money. If you don't see the crimes they did, you are legally blind. Majority of HK people do not support these gangs.

  • rod cortez
    rod cortez 13 days ago

    CPP thinks that they are working on their system to terrorize HONGKONG PEOPLE...its not going to work anymore the HONGKONG PEOPLE ARE USED TO BE AN FREE COUNTRY....long live the young generation of HONGKONG THE MODERN HEROES OF OUR TIME....

  • Melinda Koid
    Melinda Koid 13 days ago +1

    Dream on if you want UK's support! They just want to be the hidden hands only! You will be cursed by the older generation who want peace in Hkg.

  • dazeight qfourhundred
    dazeight qfourhundred 14 days ago

    The only country that could stop Communist China is USA. Mr. president Donald Trump please continue the TRADE WAR with Communist China until their economy collapse

  • sally luong
    sally luong 14 days ago +5

    Hong Kong belong to China now. There is nothing to do with UK

  • Henry Lau
    Henry Lau 14 days ago

    Dame Anson Chan, how shameful!

  • Mr Potato
    Mr Potato 14 days ago +1

    Hongkong? BORIS doesn't even care about the UK.