the art of the unilateral alteration of the deal

I may be overthinking this, but…
China sends tea to Hong Kong by ship, right?
And Hong Kong has a harbor, right?
Go all 1773 on theyasses!
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4 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm |

    Seems to me the mainland Chicoms act just like our Dems – laws and treaties have meaning only when expedient, infiltrate and undermine organizations opposing the Party line, constantly nibble away (infringe) on agreements, treaties and rights and grab power by any means to deny human rights in the end.
    BTW, is Chuck Schumer in Hong Kong?

  2. jlw
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm |

    Doug M-

    not sure that Hong Kong or Taiwan going back to labels saying “Made in Hong Kong/Taiwan” would matter.

    China is already forging “Made in Vietnam” to beat Trump’s tariffs.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/06/10/vietnam-alleges-china-faking-made-vietnam-skirt-us-tariffs/1408023001/

    (one source of many)

  3. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 3:42 pm |

    ^ Yeah, good point
    [hooks self up to short-sightedness meter: medium-low today]

  4. Veeshir
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm |

    Having read Tai Pan and Noble House and watched many Jackie Chan movies, I always wonder what happened to the rich Brits who used to populate Hong Kong.
    I wonder how those Brits are handling this.