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For those wondering why there are increasing conflicts between pro-nation state China and pro-HK folks, it is due to different understandings and beliefs of what the #HongKongProtests are about:

1. Belief in ethnic and cultural unity as a collective supersedes individualism.
Geopolitical reasons aside, this belief by mainland nationalists is also one of the key reasoning why they lay “claim” to Taiwan. Sorry, let alone how Taiwan is culturally and ethnically diverse, along with active reconciliation efforts toward aboriginal peoples on the island,
this type of identity politics to justify geopolitical aggression and construction and reinforcement of blind hegemonic nationalism is very dangerous.

We’ve already seen religious and ethnic minority cleansing, most notable with Tibet and now in #Xinjiang with the #Uyghurs.
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1. This is the moment when we must look at the Chinese state and ask is this what we intended when we liberalized relations? First, I am one of the few folks you will ever encounter in the US who like Xi Jinping had a copy of Mao's little Red Book at 15.
2. When others didn't even know China as more than a place on a map, I was studying its politics and language. My professor had to write his own text books for written Chinese because they didn't exist in US. My teaching associates were children of party officials because they
3. were the only people being let out of PRC. When the #HongKong lease expired and the deal was struck, most folks thought China would liberalize. But I knew better. China's CCP is never going to relinquish its Leninist authoritarian grip on power. Not without bloodshed.
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I keep hearing a lot of #HongKongProtestors makint statements about "CHINESE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE UIGHUR MUSLIMS" if that's true, why is there a revival of #Islam in #China right now?
time.com/3099950/china-…
Chinese laws and actually, Communist Laws in general forbid persecution of ethnic groups as well as religions.The Uighur in Prison right now are there due to committing crimes which include Jihadist activity. The group that claims it's a genocidal campaign is "Human Rights Watch"
and this organization was caught lying about Left Wing governments in the past already. Meanwhile they have been silent about actual genocide committed by American Allies or US sponsored Dictatorships. So long story short : No, there is no genocide or concentration camps. It's bs
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