Should Britain intervene with the Hong Kong crisis?

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This is the letter I would write to my local MP.

Dear Michael Ellis,

I am writing to you to discuss the crisis in Hong Kong and whether Britain should intervene.

On the one hand, Britain has a moral duty to help. When we signed the Sino-Britsh joint declaration, it immediately meant that China could not try to change the way that Hong Kong was run. Because -according to the citizens of Hong Kong - China have not stuck to that agreement, we should help with what is happening. As we signed Hong Kong over to them, we should help because we should be the ones to remind China about the declaration.

However, there are several reasons why we should not intervene. Firstly, China and Britain are a large trading partner. This means that we might lose a large amount of items being imported into the country that are necessary. For example, here are a few items we have imported from Britain:

Vehicles (excluding rail),

Iron and steel,

Plastics,

Footwear,

Electric machinery. Therefore, we should not intervene because we would lose a lot of items that are needed. Also, I believe that we should not intervene because China has the biggest army in the world. This means that we should not intervene because , if it comes to a war, then it is more likely they will win because they have a bigger army than us.

In conclusion, there are reasons for and against intervening in the Hong Kong crisis. What do you think? If it comes to it,would you vote to intervene in the crisis?

Thank you,

yours sincerely,

Honorable_conclusion

Comments (25)

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

    I think we shouldn't intervene because it isn't our problem although (In country wise) China and the UK are really good together. If we do then we might lose imports from Hong Kong such food and banking services. Also, it is sort of interrupting with a situation that isn't ours and if we do intervene then our relationship with China could breakdown. in my final words I think we shouldn't intervene with the Hong Kong crisis.

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

      A very clear answer, quick_octopus! What do you mean by 'really good together'?

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

    I don't think we should intervene because there are a lot of risks with intervening. First of all, we get a lot of our equipment and resources from China and we don't want to make China angry and they stop giving us our goods. Also, the government is worrying about Brexit and they don't have enough time to sort this out. It is said that China have the biggest army in the world and if we try and fight them we could lose lots of our army to China and we could start a war where China sends missiles at us and lots of people in the UK could get injured and if that does happen then that would be a whole other issue. Hong Kong isn't our problem anymore as we signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration stating that Hong Kong would keep their legal banking systems created by us until 2047 when China would fully rule them.

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  • Braiswick Primary School logical_fact | Braiswick Primary School
    15 Oct 2019

    I think we shouldn't interfere because it may start WWIII and with Brexit going on to I think we shouldnt make another problem so we can finish Brexit and then move onto the Hong Kong crisis

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

    I think we shouldn't interfere because it might start a war!

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      joyful_bell's comment 16 Oct 2019

      What makes you think that, joyful_bell?

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

    I would like to counter-attack your comment logical_fact. Although I do agree we should sort this out after Brexit, it won't start a war or fuss. This won't happen because it's not like we are going to start the war or fight, we are just disappointed that China has not listened to the 'one country, two systems'. So in the last few days of this issue, I think we should interfere because if China has a strong relationship with us, and they were angry with us and wanting to fight, I think since they are such GOOD trading partners China would calm down stop themselves from attacking us.

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    1. Braiswick Primary School logical_fact | Braiswick Primary School
      spirited_insect's comment 17 Oct 2019

      Man, I should of actually used my brain.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy upbeat_atom | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    15 Oct 2019

    I agree in the fact that if we intervene we might lose china as an ally but if we don't intervene then many more innocent people will lose their lives and Hong Kong will no longer trust us because we would have broke our agreement that we would protect there human rights and the people them selves

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

    I think that we should get involved because Hong Kong is now controlled by China.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School calm_papaya | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    16 Oct 2019

    they have to get involved

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School sensible_cat | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    16 Oct 2019

    I think that we should get involved because Hong Kong is getting distroued

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  • Gilbert Scott Southwark remarkable_squid | Gilbert Scott Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    I think we should get involved because Hong Kong have done nothing to China but China wants to have power against them so they could proberly sell their land for an extention for their country.

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  • Gilbert Scott Southwark remarkable_squid | Gilbert Scott Primary School
    17 Oct 2019

    We (Britain) have sighed a contract with China to not have full control over Hong Kong but that

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg willing_saxophone | Phoenix Primary School
    19 Oct 2019

    My personal opinion is that it protests is wrong, people should not be subjected to it unless it is absolutely necessary and a last resort, not (as we have recently seen in the news) to shoot and injure someone protesting for their freedom.

    The problem that China has caused by shooting a protester at point Blanc range is that it will not make Hong Kong surrender, if anything it will cause more frequent and more violent protests to spark up. China have possibly just made the situation worse in the fact that by them bringing more lethal weapons into the battle that might inspire Hong Kong to also use lethal weapons to fight back to China, therefore making the situation worse by possible causing a full blown war between Hong Kong and china, which would not end well for Hong Kong, since China has one of the biggest armies in the world.

    As much as people think that violence is effective it is most certainly not. In fact fighting violence with violence is like fighting fire with fire, you are just going to create more fire. Instead of being violent the people of Hong Kong could hold peaceful protests, which would possible convince China that Hong Kong is not willing to start a war but instead agree on living terms. As well as the fact that china could just take over Hong Kong there and then they could also possible agree on terms with their now peaceful former adversaries.

    Thank you for reading this post and I hoped you enjoyed it and were inspired by it.

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg precious_agency | Weston Favell Academy
    21 Oct 2019

    I think we should not intervene as we could loose financial banking services and other very vital things.How has your own view been influenced?

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  • Braiswick Primary School venturous_snake | Braiswick Primary School
    22 Oct 2019

    i think they shouldnt because it is their problem so they should deal with it

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  • Hammond School logo happy_chicken | Hammond Junior School B
    22 Oct 2019

    I am half and half between intervening or not because if we do then China may send out their army on Hong Kong and maybe Britain and we could loose essential products. Hong Kong cant rely on china so i'm torn between intervening or not

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  • CuddingtonCroft-logo-250x250.jpg outgoing_camel | Cuddington Croft Primary School
    22 Oct 2019

    great job on this work! But why do you think that britain should go and interviene against China on our own? Interesting question, try do it yourself!

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  • Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
    24 Oct 2019

    I strongly believe we should not intervene due with bexit on the horizon, the economy could go corrupt and that would be terrible foe job opportunities, food, products and more. Another thing that could happen is due to China's superior army we could be in trouble!

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

    Honorable_Conclusion, it may be a good thing for us to intervene. As we are trying to solve global warming, so the less plastic we have I our country means the fewer times china has to use cars or aeroplanes to transport the material here. Also, the soles of our shoes are made of rubber which as I mentioned in one of my posts, is a big impact on trees and is another cause of global warming. So in my opinion, it may actually be good that we intervene.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School eloquent_grasshopper | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    24 Oct 2019

    I see both sides of the issue why we should intervene and why we shouldn’t. We should because we were the ones who decided to give Hong Kong to China in the first place and Chine is now breaking the agreement and intervening in their government choices. Hong Kong deserves right and freedom and they should be a loud to decide there PM. On the over hand it would ruin our trading system and they have the biggest army in the world so if it came to war they would have a more chance of winning.

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  • Preston Manor School logical_statement | Preston Manor School
    28 Oct 2019

    I think we should intervene with the Hong Kong crisis due to the fact that Hong Kong used to be under our control not long ago.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    27 Nov 2019

    We wouldn't have a war with China because the world knows now, especially the UK, that war is wrong and instead we can solve it sensibly by having an organised meeting or agreement, so no one dies as that is entirely unnecessary for our world since we already have enough deaths as it is. And we need to be brave; we can't just be cowards and back away so we keep our agreements and trading partnership with China. If it has to come to it then we will lose our partnership with them and we can trade with other countries instead of China. We need to stand up for Hong Kong to save them.

    succinct_leaves

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