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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Well you're clearly smart then, for some reason well beyond me world leaders thought it would last the whole 50 years, and all they had to go was a Chinese promise.
    Well what they say and what they think are not necessarily the same thing.

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    ^Anyway, important is always the show: "...nothing but the truth"... (again my poor English, was it: "anything but the truth"?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^Anyway, important is always the show: "...nothing but the truth"... (again my poor English, was it: "anything but the truth"?)
    In your case it's the latter . . .

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    Any difference in the meaning of the two sayings? (thanks in advance for your kind enlightening...)

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    Most of UN Security Council members rejected US, UK idea to discuss Hong Kong — diplomat

    30 May, 09:15

    "UNITED NATIONS, May 29. /TASS/. The majority of states members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) did not support an attempt by the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss the Hong Kong national security bill, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said.

    "The USUN and UKUN_NewYork raised the issue of HongKong at the AOB [Any Other Business] of UNSC today," he wrote on Twitter. "This awkward move was not supported by clear majority of Council members: divisive, biased issues which have nothing to do with intl peace & security shouldn’t be brought up in SC."

    "Our US colleagues failed to answer legitimate questions of how their appeals to calm to protesters in Minneapolis are coherent with the inciting of protesters in HongKong," the Russian diplomat continued. "Why US denies China’s right to restore peace & order in HK while brutally dispersing crowds at home?"


    On Thursday, the Chinese parliament adopted a resolution to prepare a bill on national security in Hong Kong, which, in Beijing’s opinion, will help to maintain law and order in this special administrative region with greater efficiency.


    Local authorities supported the initiative, saying that it would not affect the legitimate rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. However, Western countries and supporters of the Hong Kong opposition slammed the initiative as an end to the ‘one country - two systems’ principle, which vests the region with a special status."

    Most of UN Security Council members rejected US, UK idea to discuss Hong Kong — diplomat - World - TASS


    No report published by UNSC yet.
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    TASS? They make Pravda look like beacons of democracy

    But:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Most of UN Security Council members rejected US, UK idea to discuss Hong Kong — diplomat .
    I can actually believe that. Most of the temporary members are poor countries and the chinkies have probably been using a bit of "debt diplomacy" in them <wink>

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Most of UN Security Council members rejected US, UK idea to discuss Hong Kong — diplomat

    30 May, 09:15

    "UNITED NATIONS, May 29. /TASS/. The majority of states members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) did not support an attempt by the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss the Hong Kong national security bill, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said.

    "The USUN and UKUN_NewYork raised the issue of HongKong at the AOB [Any Other Business] of UNSC today," he wrote on Twitter. "This awkward move was not supported by clear majority of Council members: divisive, biased issues which have nothing to do with intl peace & security shouldn’t be brought up in SC."

    "Our US colleagues failed to answer legitimate questions of how their appeals to calm to protesters in Minneapolis are coherent with the inciting of protesters in HongKong," the Russian diplomat continued. "Why US denies China’s right to restore peace & order in HK while brutally dispersing crowds at home?"


    On Thursday, the Chinese parliament adopted a resolution to prepare a bill on national security in Hong Kong, which, in Beijing’s opinion, will help to maintain law and order in this special administrative region with greater efficiency.


    Local authorities supported the initiative, saying that it would not affect the legitimate rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. However, Western countries and supporters of the Hong Kong opposition slammed the initiative as an end to the ‘one country - two systems’ principle, which vests the region with a special status."

    Most of UN Security Council members rejected US, UK idea to discuss Hong Kong — diplomat - World - TASS


    No report published by UNSC yet.

    Instead of touching upon the old traditional and trivial standbys - they might examine the more important issues of removing the hundreds of U.S. military facilities/presence the world over.

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