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Old 11-04-2014, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post

Hong Kong could've had democracy during British rule, however China refused to accept that and threatened to invade British HK, which is understandable since nobody with a sane mind would ever return to China if they could decide their own future.
Sadly HKers didn't fight for it back then. If they did, Britain would have agreed. China probably would've invaded, but who knows, it was such a pathetic mess back in the 1950s, so it probably wouldn't after all.
Well, the story told in China is kind of the opposite. It is said the British considered handing Hong Kong back to China, but China government at that time thought it was not the best time and refused to take it back.
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