#6 Poll - Winners Announced!

18 October 2019

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WEEKLY COMPETITION #6: Poll - Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who took part this week. Many commented on how this was a challenging question to answer because it could be looked at in so many ways.

Our primary winner is balanced_chemistry of Upton Cross Primary School. They gave a detailed explanation of two key reasons why it could not work - a clash of ideas, and our human nature to make mistakes.

Our secondary winner is steady_harmonica of Highdown School, who gave reasons on why it could have worked but over time its success has become less realistic. Well done to the both of you!

Stars were awarded for comments which showed careful thinking and appreciated how there is a lot of small details which might affect their view. The best answers also remained focussed on the question throughout.

There will be a new half-term competition up shortly!


We're at the end of the Issue! By now you would have learnt lots of new knowledge about the situation in Hong Kong and be preparing and presenting your final pieces! Here's one last competition for you to share your thinking.

Can "one country, two systems" ever work?

Vote in the poll below and to enter the competition, give at least one developed reason in the comments section. Even better - give two or three reasons, putting them in an order that you think makes sense.

Winners will be announced on Friday. Good luck!

Comments (135)

  • Hammond School logo quick_octopus | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Oct 2019

    One country and two systems do work!

    1. Hammond School logo majestic_wombat | Hammond Junior School C
      quick_octopus's comment 14 Oct 2019

      Yes, but how do they work well quick_octopus?

    2. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg charismatic_location | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
      quick_octopus's comment 16 Oct 2019

      yes i do agree with you it would work

      1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
        charismatic_location's comment 17 Oct 2019

        Where is your evidence that it will work? It is not working in China.

    3. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg original_significance | Upton Cross Primary School A
      quick_octopus's comment 16 Oct 2019

      it might not work as China is already breaking the contract we have signed.

  • Hammond School logo loving_pomegranate | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Oct 2019

    I think 1 country 2 systems could work but only if they both stick to the rules unlike now as at the moment they are working against each other,but if they worked together the arrangement could be a huge success!

    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg receptive_statement | Michael Faraday School
      loving_pomegranate's comment 16 Oct 2019

      What kind of rules do you mean?

  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
    11 Oct 2019

    I believe it can because depending on what country your talking about,what is Hong Kong and China,.I believe if they had different countries like Somewhere in Australia or Apparently due to google ''Iceland''.Using the website ''Wikipedia'' I have found out:Muhammad Cohen suggests the "one country, two systems" formula is possible solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.Suprisingly,The Irish Foreign Minister exclaimed the arrangement with Hong Kong and China could Possibly be a solution for a addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit.Knowing that the One country Two Systems was made in the early 1980s if it they we're to Redo this situation i believe they would've changed some rules as for the 1980s was a fairly long time ago and it due to the worlds ''new and safer rules'' this agreement could have been edited making different rules making this Situation more Dangerous or more Safer,which i believe would be more dangerous.Using google it seems as if Taiwan had this One country Two systems situation and Refused,If i was personally in this Situation i would've rejected also since Hong Kong has agreed to this and hong kong has been getting more Violent,Dangerous and unsuitable.Unbelieveably,Us and Canda has Rudely urged China to respect the 1 country 2 systems policy which could've caused an unbelievable war fight or something that isnt pleasing.So from all of that research..It could work only depending on which countries are selected.

    1. Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
      admirable_signature's comment 11 Oct 2019

      Is wikipedia a reliable source ?

      1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
        honorable_conclusion's comment 11 Oct 2019

        I Personally believe it as for when an error is recognized it is usually fixed.

      2. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu | Bruntcliffe Academy
        honorable_conclusion's comment 12 Oct 2019

        No ,I don't think that wikipedia is a reliable source because you can edit it and people could use that opportunity to write lies and fake things which could impact people's work (no offence to people who use it).

        1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
          plucky_yuzu's comment 15 Oct 2019

          Thank you Plucky_yuzu for informing me about whether wikipedia is a reliable source,this could've affected my reasons and facts on my post what could've proved me wrong and my facts wrong?Do you still believe im correct?Either way the facts seem fairly promising however i havent seen anything on the news like this so it equally could be right or wrong.

    2. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg productive_singer | Michael Faraday School
      admirable_signature's comment 15 Oct 2019

      I completely agree, thanks for saying this.

    3. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
      admirable_signature's comment 17 Oct 2019

      I have family in Northern Ireland. I thought your comment on Northern Ireland was really interesting. I don't think it will work there because the beliefs of unionists and nationalists are so different. I think unionists will feel like the union will be being broken up and the nationalists will still not be happy until Ireland is one country using the same laws. Therefore, one country two systems would not make anyone particularly happy in Northern Ireland.

      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        jovial_duck's comment 18 Oct 2019

        Thank you for giving your own experience of this issue, jovial_duck.

  • Hammond School logo decisive_spring | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Oct 2019

    well it could work but also it could cause fights, like this

  • The Sherwood School active_sheep | The Sherwood School
    11 Oct 2019

    The 'one country two sytems' rule could work if Britain saved Hong Kong because they still have control over some of Hong Kong.

    1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
      active_sheep's comment 17 Oct 2019

      Why do you think it is our duty to help Hong Kong?

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
    11 Oct 2019

    I believe that the one country two system can't work. I believe this because there is always going to be difference of opinion between two different places. For example, China is a dictatorship whereas Britain is a democracy. This caused problems with handing Hong Kong back to China. Therefore, there cannot be a one country two system because different places have different opinions and they are never going to live in peace. In addition, there cannot be a one country two systems because it could put people in danger. For example, because Hong Kong believe that China have not been sticking to the agreement, they have been protesting. This has lead to people being shot. For example, a fourteen year old boy was shot in the leg as a result of the protests. Also, the police have been using tear gas to stop the protests - which is so named as it make as it makes you cry, throw up, feel a stinging and burning sensation and,in severe situations, cause death. This shows that we should not use the one country two systems because it can lead to violent protests and deaths.
    Information found at :https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49949548,
    https://www.self.com/story/how-tear-gas-affects-your-body

    1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
      honorable_conclusion's comment 11 Oct 2019

      In a way i agree with you as for the protests that are being held in Hong Kong are Dangerous and like you said could lead to deaths,injuries and many things work like destroying the country,Do you think it is suitable for the police to be using tear gas?I believe it is not as for noone wants the feeling of what you listed and if this tear gas gets in the wrong hands it could cause a even larger problem,despite the fact of violence and death,there are many other reasons why the one country two systems agreement is good like how the Irish Foreign Minister One country Two systems could be a solution to addressing the fate for Northern Ireland after Brexit.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg best_raspberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    11 Oct 2019

    I believe it can work because of the following: They both stick to the same rules, they work together, china lets Hong Kong have rights and stops making Hong Kongers angry.

  • Woodhill-logo-250x250.jpg vibrant_tiger | Woodhill Primary School
    11 Oct 2019

    I believe that one country two system can't work because it is impossible for one country to do that.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg jazzed_iceberg | Graveney School
    11 Oct 2019

    [For this comment, I will be referring to Hong Kong as HK]
    I believe that 'One country, two systems' can't ever work because the two parties would have to remain compatible with each other (by that I mean they would need to have and keep the same core values), and each party would have to be of use to the other.

    Due to the nature of the two systems, the core values of a democratic and a dictatorship country would be different, so they would find it difficult to work with one another, and that would lead to very high tensions and strain on the relationship between the two parties. That strain would inevitably lead to what we are witnessing right now in China and HK, as differing opinions would leave each side hating the other.

    Even if both parties managed to remain compatible with each other, they would both still need to be of value to each other. Both parties would need to benefit (and keep benefiting if the two systems were to remain in place indefinitely) from the agreement, or the one feeling like the other was not of use would break the relationship or just end the agreement and consume the other. I think that the main reason for why China has not done this already is because it continues to see the worth in having HK around. HK is a window through which it can see into the rest of the world without the rest of the world being on edge all the time.

  • Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
    11 Oct 2019

    I put it might work because China is not doing their bit of "one country two systems" agreement.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg involved_grapefruit | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    11 Oct 2019

    I predict that in the future the 'One County, two systems agreement' will become successful. I think this because if we helped Hong Kong battle their crisis we could potentially find a solution to this state they are in. It could save the people and the freedom of Hong Kong, this is because if we helped them they would rely on us to do more agreements in the future and set a better representation for England! The 'One Country, two systems agreement' wouldn't work if we didn't help fix Hong Kong's problem. This is because, for example if you made a promise to a friend that you would help them and then you went somewhere, knew that you didn't want to and just later said that you forgot. It is basically the same here, we signed that agreement and they deserve help. This is my opinion, I believe that is we work hard we can accomplish this!
    - Involved_Grapefruit
    hope you agree with me

  • The Sherwood School productive_eel | The Sherwood School
    11 Oct 2019

    I think it will not work unless China will look at what they are doing .If China put themselves in Hong Kong's shoes they will come to a compromise.Also if Hong Kong will survive it will be of China 's will .Due to china's ban they must have been becoming very angry but the people now fighting back such as :throwing the tear gas back ; attacking people and getting aggressive. If they don't come to a compromise it will be the end of Hong Kong as we know it.

  • Hammond School logo loving_pomegranate | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Oct 2019

    It is good to see both sides of the argument

  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg happy_iceberg | Portobello High School
    11 Oct 2019

    I think it could work if both countrys stick to the deal however people will never know if it works intil people try.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg beloved_koala | Michael Faraday School
    11 Oct 2019

    'One country, two systems' should work but that depends on China, Hongkong and maybe Britain. Anyway, I mentioned China because really, they're the ones who kind of caused all of this chaos. If they had stuck to their side of the 'Sino-British Joint Declaration', it is quite possible that there would be no trouble. I think China should actually be ashamed of themselves -due to the fact that they are so famously popular. Whereas Hongkong, they, basically, are the victims. I mean, I know how much getting their freedom back means to them, but maybe, just maybe, could they find a more calmer way to solve it? Their protests are absolutely brutal! With the hordes of police as well, using tear gas against protesters! Then, I stated Britain. As Britain were once the rulers of Hongkong for about 150 years, maybe the government could compose an idea on how to kind of revive that same declaration. Really, the future of Hongkong is unknown, so the 'one country, two systems' may not work.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    11 Oct 2019

    I agree with you strongly conclusion.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_penguin | Graveney School
    12 Oct 2019

    I do not think that the "one country, two systems" policy will always be as stable as it was intended to be because there are always going to be people in Hong Kong who disagree with democracy and people in China who disagree with a dictatorship. These views can also become rather strong as we are seeing today. Police who follow the dictatorship has begun to use violence against the protesting Hong Kongers. 1100 people have been being treated in hospital and a journalist has been shot and blinded in one eye. For this reason, I think the policy was never going to work. So the real question-i think-is who is going against the promise: the protestors or the police?

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_penguin | Graveney School
    12 Oct 2019

    My evidence came from:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/06/a-battle-for-the-soul-of-the-city-why-violence-has-spiralled-in-the-hong-kong-protests

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg positive_potato | Faringdon Community College
    12 Oct 2019

    I believe that this system would work if China could be convinced that Hong Kong needs independence and can be run separately from China

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg lovable_writer | Graveney School
    12 Oct 2019

    Honestly, I am not entirely sure whether one country two systems could ever work. I have had a look at both of the arguments, so let’s see if it becomes any clearer.
    On the one hand, the basic idea is relatively simple and was created to make something work. If the leaders of the two regions were both willing to fully conduct and support this system, it would lessen the need for public upheaval such as demonstrated in Hong Kong. This viewpoint would tell us that the issue with the Hong Kong situation is that only Hong Kong wanted the one country two systems to work. China had idealised ruling Hong Kong so was not ever going to be entirely willing.
    On the other hand, other people say it could never work. Imagine the same situation happening somewhere else; with different countries and different leaders. Imagine that the country playing the part of China is more willing to conduct the one country two systems and for a while they carry this out peacefully.
    However, humans disagree on many things. Some of these things can be easily settled by laws or court cases, but others are a matter of your personal opinion. The leaders of the two regions will disagree on things just as would anyone else, but the population of the regions could support their leader or the other. Already, this could cause massive social upheaval and this is an example of how the one country two systems might never work.
    Personally, I am still unsure. If anyone has an idea to add onto either viewpoint, I’d really like to know because I am conflicted!

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg upbeat_acorn | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    12 Oct 2019

    I have been thinking about this for a while and I have finally got my answer I think it couldn't work this is why .
    I think it couldn't work because there is lots of different people in the world who have different opinions to each other so that doesn't make it very easy to always agree on the same thing because there's always going to be someone who has a different opinion which is perfectly okay ,everyone is different in there own way nobody is perfect.I also don't think it would work because different countries have different rules and human rights like in China people there not allowed to go on apps where you be social such as Facebook and if they do they get a punishment but in Britain we are allowed to go on social apps .

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu | Bruntcliffe Academy
    12 Oct 2019

    In my opinion I think that 'one country, two systems can actually work' because if something where to happen for example, if maybe a war was to happen the country has two systems which could be in charge of different things like The Navy and The Army even though the country have different ideas to run the country, they still will have to work together to help protect their country and maybe by seeing how well they work together and they could come up with an agreement that could actually benefit the country. :)

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg receptive_statement | Michael Faraday School
    12 Oct 2019

    The one country two systems could work for several reasons.
    1. Reduce nosiness between the two places, just like when two people are arguing because of someone, not minding their own business
    2. If both countries become more democratic, then everyone can agree on one thing.
    Thank you for reading my entry

  • The Sherwood School excited_pineapple | The Sherwood School
    12 Oct 2019

    The 'one country, two systems' agreement can work if Hong Kong and China do something to amend the broken peace and silence. If they have a democratic vote, which must include the members of public, they may be able to figure out a way to fix all issues. However, the protesters and citizens of Hong Kong should also stop being violent towards the police and government so that everything can be done in a calm, collected manner and everyone has the opportunity to say what they want to say. I strongly believe that the police/government should also apologize for all the harm they have caused and the public shouldn't argue against it. If everyone works together to fix things and make them right, Hong Kong and China can then focus on agreeing to sick to the promise they made. In my opinion, if none of these suggestions work, Britain should definitely get involved and help China and Hong Kong and until Brexit happens, they should just put it to the side for a bit.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    12 Oct 2019

    The "one country, two systems" can work because if China lets Hong Kong free then the protests can finally end peace will come back to Hong Kong. China can rule Hong Kong in 2047. They have to let Hong Kong free!

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    13 Oct 2019

    I think that it can work. The people of Hong Kong were angry about the new law of going to trial in China. I’m my opinion, I think that this does not support the fact of China taking away basic human rights. I think this is too keep control of the people, like any leader would want to do if they were incharge. Things had only been getting worse and when citizens started getting violent. I think that if the people of Hong Kong can see that they can still have rights, they might stop fighting, and the 1 country 2 system agreement will work.

  • Hammond School logo adventurous_tennis | Hammond Junior School B
    13 Oct 2019

    yes it can work just it looks like China just don't want it 2 work

  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg serious_badger | Highdown School
    13 Oct 2019

    I believe one country two systems would never work, at least one of the countries is always going to be unhappy with the situation. Even with an agreement and rules in place, at some point there will be a conflict or disagreement.

    1. Brompton Westbrook logo enthusiastic_assumption | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
      serious_badger's comment 14 Oct 2019

      I agree strongly because no one is ever happy with a agreement or decision for example Brexit

  • Hammond School logo majestic_wombat | Hammond Junior School C
    13 Oct 2019

    one country 2 systems works very well as Hong Kong and China are two very different countries which means that they work differently to each other for instance: China does not agree with human rights where as Hong Kong does.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg excellent_gooseberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    14 Oct 2019

    It is currently not working as it is more like one country one system

  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_effort | Phoenix Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I do not think that Hong Kong deserve this

  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_effort | Phoenix Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    The theory that England had made a protest to let all the Hong Kong people go in there country go if they let them be free if this continues this will be a huge incident for this poor country i hope this does not continue!

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I think it can work because if one country can head another country’s opinion,or they can be open minded and give a reason to back up their opinion, the other country is sure to listen as you have given a good reason why you think this or know this.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo cheerful_temperature | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I think it could end badly because if it's one country then that country's government should decide 1 system for the whole country, unless there is some kind of war and they can't agree on the system.

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_cherry | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    14 Oct 2019

    One country Two systems:
    Under the principle, each of the two regions could continue to have its own governmental system, legal, economic and financial affairs, including trade relations with foreign countries. Hong Kong got special rights when it returned to Chinese rule Britain in 1997. The "one country, two systems" is a principle, each of the two regions could continue to have its own governmental system, legal, economic and financial affairs, including trade relations with foreign countries.

    Reasons why the 1 country 2 systems won't work:
    In my opinion, I think that the one country two systems can't work. Because there is always going to be difference of opinons between the two different places. In addition, there cannot be a one country two systems because it could put people in danger. This could caused problems with handing Hong Kong back to China. Therefore, there cannot be a one country two system because different places have different opinions and they are never going to live in peace.

    Reasons why the 1 country 2 systems will work:
    In my opinion, I also think that the 'one country two sytems' rule could work if Britain saved Hong Kong because they still have control over some of Hong Kong. But if Britain saved Hong Kong, it could cause a problem. "One country, two systems" is a constitutional principle formulated by Deng Xiaoping, the Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg lovely_lake | Weston Favell Academy
    14 Oct 2019

    One country two systems cannot work because they might argue over different things and how handle certain situations. For example, in schools we are taught according to our surroundings and given behavioral sanctions according to what works within the area. But you cannot use the same system somewhere else.
    It would also not work because everyone is different and we all need to be treated according to our personalities.
    Two countries are two different places and giving them the same system will cause chaos.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg devoted_pineapple | Weston Favell Academy
    14 Oct 2019

    Two systems one country will work because there are different needs in each area. It would make more sense to have their own system that way they get their own say and allow the, to be more free.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo enthusiastic_assumption | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I think that one country two systems does not work because China are taking more power over Hong Kong each day and they are not agreeing to the form in 1997 and Hong Kong should be living under their own rules until 2047 so I think that it does not work

  • Brompton Westbrook logo warm_cricket | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    In my opinion I think if they talked things out instead of violence they could POSSIBLY do it. Of course this would take time but when world war 1 and 2 we thought it wouldn't work but we did it 🤗. As long as we push our limits we will accomplish anything as long as we do our best!

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_moment | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I personally don't think it can work because China going back on their word for it and are trying to force Honk Kong and make it follow their rules.Also I think it work because China is metaphorically destroying the agreement.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg noble_moth | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I'm unsure whether a 'one country, two systems' approach could ever work.
    Countries generally like control over their citizens and having a different system in different parts of their control area would cause problems. For instance, people in China could be looking at the freedoms people in Hong Kong have and work towards the same rights. There would be less problems for China if the whole area was under the same rules and rights so that people were treated the same. Also, the agreement was made over 20 years ago, and the needs of a country (and their rulers) could change in that time.
    On the other hand, the system made the change from rule by Britain to rule by China easier for the people of Hong Kong - they were allowed to continue to enjoy the freedoms that had been put in place until relatively recently.
    In conclusion, I think that the one country, two systems approach was useful to help the people of Hong Kong move from one ruler to another, especially as they were so different. However, there was always going to be a point where China wanted Hong Kong to be more like China, and I think that that would happen in any situation where there was one country and two systems.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg freespirited_artist | Weston Favell Academy
    14 Oct 2019

    I am not really sure about it cuz I always thought that 2 different country’s always disagree and never get along

  • Brompton Westbrook logo easygoing_weaver | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I think it could work BUT only if China co-operates so far they haven't co-operated and it isn't working.If China feel threatened then they just have to suck it up they signed the agreement their problem.Also I think it might not work as they could have a mass disagreement.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo hardworking_antelope | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    In my opinion DEFINITELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!How will people work under two systems?Some people will follow one thing and the rest will follow another!Eventually this will just lead to another CONFLICT as people will argue over which system /rule is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also if they co-operate it could possibly work but research and the news has shown HONG KONG AND CHINA DO NOT GET ALONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Woodhill-logo-250x250.jpg joyful_bell | Woodhill Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I think it dose work because in Scotland they have there own government but they still have to listen to Britan

    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      joyful_bell's comment 14 Oct 2019

      Can you tell us more about the similarities and differences between Hong Kong and China and Scotland and Great Britain?

    2. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
      joyful_bell's comment 17 Oct 2019

      Do you mean they get told what to do by the English Government?

  • Brompton Westbrook logo lovely_hippopotamus | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    I believe that one country two systems cannot work. This is because there will always be different opinions or thoughts between different people. So this will make it harder to agree on something. Also it cannot work because at the moment both sides are not in the position to compromise with each other. As a result, this means that both sides will escalate there behaviour into further violence and so there will be no peaceful negotiation.

  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    On this I have chosen 'I'm not sure'. The reason for this is that it hasn't worked because we can obviously see that The Sino-British Joint Declaration is being ignored by the Chinese and the Police are reacting violently. But at the same time it is working because they are still Hong Kong's owner and although I know and strongly agree that 100% everybody should be able to protest, the new law that was welcomed was to keep the country safe and 99.1% are found guilty, so it isn't necessarily bad.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_fly | Michael Faraday School
    14 Oct 2019

    The one country two systems can work if China do what they promised to do also the one country two systems cannot work because Chinese policemen are shooting rubber bullets at people who live in Hong Kong and they're arresting them to. If they're not peaceful it might come to killing then they'll might be no Hong Kong left and the one country two systems will come to an end.

  • Hammond School logo quick_octopus | Hammond Junior School C
    14 Oct 2019

    I think it can work because before 1997 England controlled China and then gave it back in 1997. But at the same time I think (in my opinion) it wont work because it might end into an argument ,also including the Hong Kong crisis, including the UK and we might end up losing imports such as food, banking services and maybe and breakdown. in my final words I think it could potentially work , In my opinion,.

  • Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
    14 Oct 2019

    On my second time I put yes because if suspected criminals in Hong Kong just went to court in Hong Kong the Chinese Government wouldn't have loads of protesters on the street.

  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg appreciative_eagle | Phoenix Primary School
    14 Oct 2019

    The contemporary legal systems of the world are generally based on one of four basic systems: civil law, common law, statutory law, religious law or combinations

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    15 Oct 2019

    I strongly believe that it depends on the situation, the country, the need for it to work and the logic (behind the systems).
    However, no matter what the place or situation is if the people need the system to work then they will make it work especially if they have peoples lives at risk. The decision would fall upon those in charge and it they were to fail, all else would with it.
    If the government were to put in place two different 'systems' in place then it had to of been though through because the people of the country depend on them to make it work. The government or the people in charge wouldn't be doing their jobs right if they made a decision on impulse and 'in the moment'. Also, I don't believe that they would of put in place a new system without thoroughly thinking it through and all deciding on it. The people are in charge are there for a reason and as soon as they make mistakes-no matter how small- they will be the ones who are judged,hated and maybe even demoted.
    The Hong Kong and China crisis is an clear example of how when the people in charge fail and cause conflict everyone else sufers and people aren't happy with them. Resulting in riots and violence uprising, like IO said before because they haven't made the /system' work they are hated and called upon to be demoted and maybe fired. When we rely on the ones in charge to much, it can fail and we are left with uncontrollable arguments and demands that can't be met.
    Therefore, I believe that if the situation is so desperate they will make it work, because they have to and if the don't try hard enough to make it work it will result in a terrible situation that was worse then just using one system. People disagreeing with the two systems can cause a major issue as show by the Hong Kong and China crisis. If they had just acted maturely maybe they wouldn't be in the situation that they are in now.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo easygoing_weaver | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    15 Oct 2019

    Will 1 country 2 systems work?
    Reasons why it will work: if they co operate it will work like how the suffragettes got the right to vote by working together,power in numbers is basically working together to get the job done.
    Reasons it won't work:
    They are very different and there could be a mass disagreement,so far they have shown they can't cooperate. Thank you for reading.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg careful_science | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    No. I think not. The sistum is under to much presser and it is not working.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg tolerant_chemistry | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    Why have the Hong Kong government banned face masks ?

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg forgiving_leopard | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    ithink one country ,two systems work but it depends on the circumstances

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    The one country, two systems agreement will work. If Hong Kong and China are separate countries then they will get along better and won't fight over laws or country independence. Hong Kong have the rights to be on their own country and work separately. Why did China get involved in the first place? It's not up to them to decide Hong Kong's privacy.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg grateful_blackcurrant | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    I think the 'One country two systems' will work it just needs both countries to keep promises and not do anything to cause any tension or conflict.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg strong_dolphin | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    I think that it largely depends on the situation and whether or not they interfere with each other. If both systems live in agreement I think then the one country two systems would work. But, seeing as China isn't keeping their end of the contract, things are very different and that's how conflict starts.

    I think that the Hong Kong crisis is a prime example of how the government fails to make the one country, two systems work. these poor decisions result in violence and uprising riots. When the people in charge are relied on too much, raging controversy splits up countries and causes demands that cannot be met. No matter how many vote for a one country, two systems policy, there will always be a few who cause mistakes to happen and peace will be deterred.

    In conclusion, I think that the one country, two systems could work if certain rules are put in place but sadly that is not always the case and if certain agreements are not upheld then there is a risk of crisis.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg gentle_pineapple | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    The protests in hong kong are getting violent.The people don't want to be oppressed by china.The violence from the authorities is on another level.Do they really think hurting the people will stop them from fighting for a good life?Would the people of hong kong really want to be known as part of china? Under the two countries, one system wouldnt they technically be chinese? Would they want that?
    It could work though, as they would be able to have their own laws.
    But something else. China. Would they even stick to the two systems rule and let hong kong rule themselves? Or would they take over and be controlling? Seeing as they seem to like kidnappling hong kong citizens to put in there prisons, and they enjoy getting peaceful protests to turn violent, injuring protesters with tear gas and scaring people from speaking up(remember the booksellers?).
    I really don't know if it could work.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg warm_guava | Faringdon Community College
    15 Oct 2019

    I think that as hard as we try to make the one country, two systems arrangement work, the reality is that we will not be able to get it to work in the original way intended. The intent of the one country, two systems arrangement is to maintain a free, capitalist region of China that has its own power and democratic system of law. China had agreed to this back in 1997 and it was generally believed that they would stick to this agreement. However, I think that there is no possible way for it to work as China is a communist country and these two belief systems, capitalism and communism are polar opposites of each other. This in the past has created wars, for example the Cold War and the Greek Civil War, and it is inevitable that there would be conflict between the two sides as China owns the region of Hong Kong, there would of course be attempts to impose its 'better' system of politics on the Hong Kong area. This shows that there was almost no way of making the one country, two systems arrangement work.

  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg eloquent_recipe | Crampton Primary School
    15 Oct 2019

    I don't think that the 1 country 2 systems agreement will work. China haven't co-operated with Honk Kong recently and I think it is to fanciful to believe. Politicians are finding it hard to get along with each other and people are getting frustrated. If we all kept an open mind maybe it would be possible ,but in this chaotic era, I doubt that it is possible for anyone to have such an agreement.
    I know this is very negative but our world is getting more and more depressing.

  • Hammond School logo thankful_banana | Hammond Junior School E
    15 Oct 2019

    I put I don't know because with the Hong Kong crisis it's hard to tell if one country, two systems works. ?:l

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_chemistry | Upton Cross Primary School A
    15 Oct 2019

    I have 2 reasons two systems arrangement work, the reality is that we will not be able to get it to work in the original way intended. The intent of the one country, two systems arrangement is to maintain a free, capitalist region of China that has its own power and democratic system of law. China had agreed to this back in 1997 and it was generally believed that they would stick to this agreement. However, I think that there is no possible way for it to work as China is a communist country and these two belief systems, capitalism and communism are polar opposites of each other. This in the past has created wars, for example the Cold War and the Greek Civil War, and it is inevitable that there would be conflict between the two sides as China owns the region of Hong Kong, there would of course be attempts to impose its 'better' system of politics on the Hong Kong area. This shows that there was almost no way of making the one country, two systems arrangement work. 2 isI strongly believe that it depends on the situation, the country, the need for it to work and the logic (behind the systems).
    However, no matter what the place or situation is if the people need the system to work then they will make it work especially if they have peoples lives at risk. The decision would fall upon those in charge and it they were to fail, all else would with it.
    If the government were to put in place two different 'systems' in place then it had to of been though through because the people of the country depend on them to make it work. The government or the people in charge wouldn't be doing their jobs right if they made a decision on impulse and 'in the moment'. Also, I don't believe that they would of put in place a new system without thoroughly thinking it through and all deciding on it. The people are in charge are there for a reason and as soon as they make mistakes-no matter how small- they will be the ones who are judged,hated and maybe even demoted.
    The Hong Kong and China crisis is an clear example of how when the people in charge fail and cause conflict everyone else sufers and people aren't happy with them. Resulting in riots and violence uprising, like IO said before because they haven't made the /system' work they are hated and called upon to be demoted and maybe fired. When we rely on the ones in charge to much, it can fail and we are left with uncontrollable arguments and demands that can't be met.
    Therefore, I believe that if the situation is so desperate they will make it work, because they have to and if the don't try hard enough to make it work it will result in a terrible situation that was worse then just using one system. People disagreeing with the two systems can cause a major issue as show by the Hong Kong and China crisis. If they had just acted maturely maybe they wouldn't be in the situation that they are in now.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg humble_hummingbird | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    15 Oct 2019

    I agree with you quick _ octopus,one country, two systems can work because they could plan as a team and if they need some help the one system can help the other system.And it can work because they can do two things.e.g(example)System1 says to the Government to stop China.System2 stops Hong-Kong from doing the chaotic crisis and say a speech of why we are intervening and why Hongkong should stop the Crisis.As if the two systems can work together that might be more impressive because two systems in a group makes a bigger system and we could do team work and decide which systems could do this or that and all the work is done and the problem can solve more quicker.

  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg steady_harmonica | Highdown School
    15 Oct 2019

    In different circumstances, the 'one country, two systems' could have worked. But possibly the original agreement has been diluted and strayed from that if we now tried to retain the original agreement, it wouldn't be able to work as well as it could have. Originally the 'one country two systems' agreement was created as a way to reconcile Hong Kong with mainland China, gradually over time. But as Hong Kong grew in terms of technological freedoms and China stayed the same, it has gradually grown in a more difficult gap to bridge in terms of laws. Hong Kong has 'the Basic Law' which means that while it is a part of China, China allows it to retain a high level of autonomy on levels of laws and functions. It has worked well in previous years, with China allowing it to remain distinct and progressive. But recently, the agreement has broken down because China has grown less committed to it, because of Hong Kong possibly growing less important in terms of economy, meaning China believes it can grow more assertive over it. If China has grown to interpret the 'one country, two systems' law as it wants in terms of judicial law and government, it can't work. But if the agreement had been stuck to through the clear regulations, it may have worked, but the circumstances have changed from when the agreement was made.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_conversation | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    15 Oct 2019

    One country,two systems was the approach that would let Hong Kong and China live side by side with their own governmental system,legal, economic and financial affairs. When Britain handed Hong Kong over to China, this is what they both agreed on. Although, Hong Kong had no real say in this. For 20 years, China willingly left Hong Kong alone and they lived under the one country, two systems “rules”. Which is why from one point of view the one country, two systems could work because it did. Hong Kong was democratic and brought up their country financially and China lived as a monarchy. It wasn’t until China started noticing that Hong kong were perhaps becoming more economically powerful did that change. A lot of the time people do things out of greed. The want for wealth or land. Which is why China decided that they didn’t have to wait 50 years for Hong Kong’s money. Why did they? If it was going to happen eventually, why not start trying to take it from the now? For over 20 years Hong Kong was made on democratic success and suddenly China had come along and told them they had to be ruled by a monarchy. If Hong Kong was doing so well as a democratic country, why did they have to change? I personally believe that the system could have worked because it did and Hong Kong and China were living side by side as both being financially stable. Which you can assume China didn’t expect from Hong Kong, in the long run they expected Hong Kong to fail as a democratic country but they didn’t. This shows that the system could have worked if not that China wanted more wealth and more land and didn’t try and tax them. That could have meant that they could have carried on with the one country, two systems approach for longer. Although, I can see why people say it didn’t work as it you can see at the moment it isn’t but there was a time when it was working.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg assertive_apple | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    we need to step in

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg serious_meaning | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    we need to help hong cong

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_cricket | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    It can happen if Brexit thinks fast and helps Hong Kong they might make a deal with China.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg best_raspberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think one country two systems will not work, I disagree my former post because China is stopping rights and the English have a population of sixty million and China has 1.1 billion so if we do try it will be hard. As well as this, I think protesters aren't going to stop so I think this will not work. We could maybe try. Also, I do agree with both sides of the debate and maybe we should stay out of it and as well as this we were not the people to give China Hong Kong so we shouldn't get involved unless something bad happens but if China gets the army involved we shouldn't interfere. If we do interfere then we could start a war or worse. One country two systems will not work if we try to help many could die.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_cricket | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    Also,this might not work because china may know whats happening and start world war 3

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_cricket | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    what do you think?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg elated_currency | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    i think that Britain/UK should get involved with Hong Kong and china because that was our deal we made it so we should intervene .Some people say that we should lay back and relax but they are wrong we need to take action , now now we need to do it well its not a piece of cake. I am sceptical, why did China break our clear rules?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg free_reflection | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that if the people of China would actually give Hong Kong some space it would work.But China has put their faith in us that we will not come to the rescue this time .But if we do try and help we have no way of seeing the end . We have no way of telling how this will end.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg warm_fig | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    i think we should help them because china is a bigger country then Hong Kong but they did agree that it was one country and tow systems so they should have there own rules but china broke the promise so we should help them because they are in danger.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_cherry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that we should help Hong Kong because they are in danger after China agreed that Hong Kong should have their own rules. China then broke their promise so now Hong Kongers are protesting to have their own rules . We should definitely be a part of it as we have not much distress against us. If China is breaking the promise then they shouldn't deserve Hong Kong . Those 50 years for me hasn't even started. Do you agree?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg gracious_road | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    i think we shouldent help them becouse it is there bissness and thay got there self into it and thay should get ther self out of it and not us becouse we will get haert and thay cant tell briten what to do thay get there self OUT OF IT

    1. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_tuba | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
      gracious_road's comment 17 Oct 2019

      I disagree with you A LOT gracious road because, even if they have got themselves into it it is not Hong Kong's fault. Also, we(the UK) made the deal with China,and they should be sticking to it!END OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg optimistic_painting | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think we should not interfere with China and Hong Kong because it will be to hard.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg free_wallaby | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that we should help Hong Kong because Britain made a promise that for 50 years China would leave them alone and could have their own rules. However,China is not letting that promise happen. China is going against that promise.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_tuba | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that one country , two systems will never work with Hong Kong and China because Hong Kong is to much part of China , so, China is trying to take Hong Kong's rights away so that they can take control over Hong Kong. I think that this should not be happening . I also suggest we take part in this ,as, it is endangering people to be jailed for trying to protest. Do you agree?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_starfruit | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think one country two systems would not work because the protesters in Hong Kong is a quarter of it's population, which I believe is more than the UK's population. The fact that the riot police are harming people is dangerous , and if we intervene, it could spread to the UK and WE could be harmed by this. This is my reason for disagreeing with' one country two systems'.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo loyal_shark | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I feel that the one country two systems could work if it was as stable as it was before

  • Brompton Westbrook logo practical_history | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    Yes but everyone must commit to the agreement

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_volcano | Graveney School
    16 Oct 2019

    Yes, it could work. Only if the country is more tolerable with the rules with the other rules. Take, for example, Russia. The Government is quite a bully and is full of communism, they would want everyone to follow them! However, if it was a neutral country , for instance, Sweden or Switzerland would maybe be less full of themselves and maybe give the people a vote about having to governments.






















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    1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg amicable_antelope | Phoenix Primary School
      balanced_volcano's comment 16 Oct 2019

      i disagree with your opinion however i am also agreeing with some parts.Why do you think this,ca you explain more to me?

  • Brompton Westbrook logo unique_kiwifruit | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    When I saw all your comment you said 'yes the 1 country 2sytem work so I say yes.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg precious_heart | Michael Faraday School
    16 Oct 2019

    I’m not sure because it depends on their relationships. Like Hong Kong.Well, they aren’t exactly 1 country and 2systems but since Britain handed back Hong Kong back to China, there have been protests because China broke their pledge . Hong Kongs’ president sighned a contract so Hong Kong could have their freedom or speech and human rights. People were injured but they still carried on. They fell down but got up. It’s hard for them. So that’s why I’m not sure. Thank you for reading and I wish you a very good day.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg gregarious_moon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    It should be able to work but it isn't for Hong Kong and China!☹ Country's should be able to get along and those to amazing places should be a family. It is okay to disagree and share are our opinions because everyone SHOULD have the right to speak but it shouldn't go this crazy.

  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg amicable_antelope | Phoenix Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    In my opinion one country should be ruled by one system as they are one country.This deal should be stopped but also i believe that they should keep it.The one country two system will not work as two decsions or two sides may collide creating a huge war.This could be caused by politicians or law experts.Also if this agreement carries on Hong Kong will get more and more violent,maybe killing lots more innocent victims.Aswell as other countries getting poor by the second,Hong Kong are paying tax to China as 'tax residens'.These earnings can be from everywhere global.They will only have to pay tax if they have a home or another example could be if they spend more than 183 days a year on mainland.

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg shy_agency | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that Hong Kong should carry on with the protest even though China is sending their army. I think that China should mind their own business and leave the county how it is because they agreed to the assignment of the one country two systems so I think that they should leave them alone

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg opinionated_tuba | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that, although it is reasonable of China to want to have a larger influence over an area which is bordering their country as a pose to having a share of the rule of the province with a country which is thousands of miles away, an agreement was made, after all, and the British should still have some jurisdiction over the country, even if its power Is lessened as a result of this. My conclusion is that maybe the British should stand up for Hong Kong, and hold debates with China, and come to an agreement in which the people of Hong Kong have a vote about which way they would like to go, or the British should have less of a portion of power over the country, until the agreement comes to an end.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg capable_olive | Upton Cross Primary School A
    17 Oct 2019

    This might not work because all the countries in the world are 1 countries 1 system.

    1. Beckers Green Primary School frank_walrus | Beckers Green Primary School
      capable_olive's comment 17 Oct 2019

      I agree because China is taking away Hong Kong's system so the result is: China has a stronger system while Hong Kong's is getting weaker. For this reason, I believe the UK should get involved so Hong Kong can get their rights back.

      1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
        frank_walrus's comment 17 Oct 2019

        Should the UK be getting involved in China/Hong Kong politics? The country is 6,000 miles away.

  • Beckers Green Primary School free_engine | Beckers Green Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I don't think it works because China keeps breaking it and that should really not be aloud I am also sceptical about it working as Hong Kong should not always be in charge of by China they should be there own independent country

  • Beckers Green Primary School introspective_chocolate | Beckers Green Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I think it won`t work because China and Hong Kong at the moment don`t seem to like each other very much. Also as people are going to China from Hong Kong to prison .So them being together won`t work .
    and all the other countries like us are one country and one system .

  • Beckers Green Primary School enterprising_beetle | Beckers Green Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I have a feeling that it might not work because you can't have 1 country but 2 systems and if one country like 1 system they can have only one.

    1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
      enterprising_beetle's comment 17 Oct 2019

      Why though? What might go wrong?

      1. Beckers Green Primary School enterprising_beetle | Beckers Green Primary School
        jovial_duck's comment 17 Oct 2019

        We could have a world war 3.

        1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
          enterprising_beetle's comment 17 Oct 2019

          That seems a little extreme.

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg creative_grape | Hornsey School for Girls
    17 Oct 2019

    In a perfect work it works, but people get jealous of other people so it might not. If one region does better than others, then people could get angry and riot. Hong Kong is evidence of the problems that the one country, two systems might not work. I really worry that it might happen in Britain if the Kingdom falls apart after Brexit.

    1. Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_duck | Hornsey School for Girls
      creative_grape's comment 17 Oct 2019

      Did you mean "world"? If Britain falls apart then won't it be many countries, rather than a single one with many regions? I don't think it is the same as one country two systems like in China.

  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    17 Oct 2019

    No, this will not work as we have seen the outcomes and how the Chinese government are acting as if the agreement does not exist. The Chinese are simply ignoring it and are doing all they can to gain control over Hong Kong such as : chosing their chief executive, chosing their laws ETC.

  • The Sherwood School logical_drum | The Sherwood School
    17 Oct 2019

    no china is a really big country hong kong is a small country

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg warm_wombat | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I disagree because if there is two systems running one county there will be to much controversy and it could start a civil war between the two systems. I can back up this idea with a similarity like for instance if their was two presidents they would both have different opinions so it would unfortunately only end in war

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg funny_power | Weston Favell Academy
    17 Oct 2019

    I think it is a tricky question. Can one country (china ) have two different systems for its people depending on where they live, either in Hong Kong or China. For example: I think it would be like my school saying that these years can do art but the rest cant. This could cause many upsets amongst the students. This is like what is happening in Hong Kong and china. The protests and violence are the people showing their upsets. I wonder how the people living in china feel about the situation and if we will ever know as they are a dictatorship?. I can understand why Hong Kong people are going against being ruled by china as Hong Kong has been living within Britain’s rules for 150years why would they want to change now!
    China could take over Hong Kong as they have the army and the power to, but would the rest of the world stand back and let it happen. If this happened the Hong Kong people could lose a lot of their human rights.
    Because of some of these point I struggle to believe that it could work . But Hope it will for the Hong Kong citizens.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg succinct_mulberry | Michael Faraday School
    17 Oct 2019

    this one is a mind twister i this it doesn't work because battles are all over hong kong and if china decided to take their army in there's nothing we can do.

  • Hammond School logo practical_message | Hammond Junior School E
    17 Oct 2019

    I think it would work

  • Brompton Westbrook logo assertive_keyboard | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I believe that 1 country 2 systems can work,it just depends on the country. As many can see the deal 1 country 2 systems didn't work with China and Hong Kong but if America and England were one country, and China rules America. Now, lets say China wanted to do the deal 1 country 2 systems whith England we would agree and keep the deal,in my opinion

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg openhearted_twilight | Michael Faraday School
    17 Oct 2019

    This is a very difficult question because it depends on the country relationship for example: Hong Kong and China have been for falling apart just because of this new law so this why I think 1 country,2 systems does not work and I think Hong Kong should have their own laws.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg nice_fruit | Michael Faraday School
    17 Oct 2019

    I think that 'one county, two system' will work if you have faith in it because if you don't, then that dream or that one country, two system might now succeed.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    18 Oct 2019

    The One country two systems is likely to not work. China might conjure up another law and then this will all replay. Probably. So, if we were to intervene, would it be any use? If we were to intervene again -if we do intervene now- then they may cause another war and take over Britain!

    On the other hand, I feel like we could intervene. Hong Kong may want to join our side when it comes to war, which would be an extra 7.5 million people. But China may still be under their control if we don't persuade them to follow their promise.

    Thank you for reading.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_groundhog | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    18 Oct 2019

    I think that 1 country 2 systems would work because if China didn’t terrorise Hong Kong then they could get along fine

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