Final piece

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Dear Mr Vaizey,

I am writing to inform you that Britain needs to intervene. As the one country two systems agreement that we created is being breeched. Surely now that a man has lost his life after being shot at a point blank range. If you were a Hong Konger and heard that one of your people had been shot by one of the authorities. Would you be the one person to do nothing about it?

Imagine if the agreement was a classroom, we would be the teacher while children Hong Kong and China were squabbling as the teacher would you let your students tear each other to pieces. Or would you try and settle the tension.

We import a lot from China and so if the tensions increase China may not be as able to trade with us. If this conflict turns to war it may lead to a global crisis. Do you want a global crash which will affect everyone everywhere? If the biggest economy in the world collapses it will be like a massive financial crisis.

Think about the welfare of others as well as those of your family and friends. We got them into this mess so we should be the ones getting them out of it, don’t you think so?

We have an army but the little we have seen of the Chinese army looks fierce and we don’t really want one of our former colonies to face the Chinese army.

We took over Hong Kong and changed its culture massively to a democratic fair atmosphere. So when we handed it back over the people expected to have a say in their government and that China would not intervene and respect their views and values.

How would you feel if your views on life and on the world were taken away from you and you were told to be like everyone else?

Comments (1)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    15 Oct 2019

    Thanks for submitting your Final piece! I would like to challenge a couple of points you make.

    1. You use the analogy of Britain being like a teacher. Does this make it right for Britain to wade in? Who would disagree with this?
    2. You say that the British made Hong Kong fair and democratic. Is this true? Where is your evidence for this?

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