Listen: Hong Hong Kong, China And Hong Kong discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"U._s. President donald trump took time out of his busy schedule rule of winding about what's on television to announce that he'd been told that china was moving troops to the border with hong kong. He also complained that many though he didn't name any blaming ming him for the situation rub does china still seem set on waiting this out. Yes i think the stakes are so high. The imagery the as we know of tiananmen square in nineteen thousand nine is far too strong as on on a previous occasion where we're talking to isabel hilton who is a real expert on matters seimological really looking at in depth and said the real change between nine hundred eighty nine now is social media and social media and the internet however hard beijing and it's pretty hard regime tries they can't shut it down and this is where there really how court because the longer this goes on it percolates into the information water table right across educated china and there are a lot of educated china at the moment isabelle was predicting she's i that i've heard mentioned that they are really scared that the whole underpinning of the regime may may not <hes> sustain this one where the west i think has gone wrong and the commentary at including myself is that they have sort of. I would almost wanted george. Bush's misunder estimated the importance of it. Everybody said you know shanghai's really the commercial. <hes> you know a lot of the commercial center of gravity wasn't hong gong is gone there so it doesn't matter doesn't seem to be quite so we're very delicate point because it looks as if in p._r. The wiser is a heads in the demonstrators feel that they may have misplayed or overplayed their hand with the with the airport because that's annoying and disrupting opting the kind of people who support they won't as a general rule joy where where is the balance if you're running large-scale demonstrations between making enough of a fast is to i i guess attract public sympathy and as robert suggests just starting to annoy people and therefore losing this sympathy well if you'll objectives get the world <music> is on you the purchase of being run for eleven weeks and they keep popping up in the news but intermittently this one was front page news lead story on the b._b._c. so it you all beginning to draw that kind of the u u. Engaging all foreign governments who have an interest in the stability of hong kong and thames. It's upsetting people agendas reading an article south china morning post said there had been a number of applicants ultra high net worth people who are now moving to the u._s. but but you know not unlike brexit in the u._k. Often you think will the ultra high net worth going to move anyway. There is in fact a kind of territory and identity <hes> ah integrity to that within hong kong itself and i would think that <hes> the population has largely pointed if being if they feel they're being aggressive against based on that subject robert of people leaving hong hong kong here in the u._k. Tom contact m._p. Who's the conservative chair of the foreign affairs. Committee says the u._k. Should give hong kong citizens full u._k. Nationality and indeed this should have been done at the handover in nineteen ninety-seven is is that an idea worth pursuing this one comes up and it's absolutely typical of that family by the tolman his uncle chris toucan hatton. His father was a judge very thad but also very straight right about history and what it means it is the argument that was brought forward. You may remember at the time of the boat people to which actually i've been quality into his trumpism embarrasses him and particularly theresa. May's obsession with immigration was absolutely wrong. We will terrific net beneficiaries of it if coming. Oh well citizenship means anything and that's what thomas say that yes. It should be considered. Okay well finally on news rep with the weary soy now familiar at such junctures. Let's look at trump stan where one of the president's appointees has offered an interesting new interpretation of one of the united states best known and most admired mission statements emma molasses poem. The new colossus affixed to the statue of liberty is best known for its lines about to give me your tired your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free etc"