Should Citizens of Hong Kong Emigrate if they are in Danger of Dying?

The inspiration for this post is that I have seen alot of news and information about the escalating protests and it got me thinking " Should Citizens of Hong Kong Emigrate if they are in Danger of Dying?" This is way I am writing this post. Now, personally, I think that people in Hong Kong should decide whether they should emigrate or not and it isn't needed for us to get involved because I think that Hong Kong should make their own choices and - even if we think we're being helpful - we shouldn't make them for them. If I was a citizen in Hong Kong I think that I would emigrate as I wouldn't want to die in all the protesting. Also, if they have family there or their family has lived their for generations they don't want to ruin it by emigrating to another country. Mainly, I think children would need to emigrate as - to the protesters - they are meaningless and worthless and they could be easily killed or injured.

I think that lots of people would want to stay in their home country, which I can understand, and they wouldn't want to leave just because other people are showing violence. For some people it might be too expensive to get a form of transport out of Hong Kong and they might think nowhere would accept them. Also, lots of people won't want to go as they could be afraid of police or the Chinese catching them. Even though I understand all these opinions on why they wouldn't leave Hong Kong, I think the best idea would be to leave because they need to avoid danger. Of course, there is a risk in trying to leave but they will just hope for the best and hope it will be okay. In leaving Hong Kong, there is danger thst could be waiting for them and you can't ignore that. But even with that, it is still a better idea to try and escape from the protests.

As a summary, I think the choice is in the hands of the Hongkongers and Britain doesn't need to make that choice for them. I do think that leaving and finding a better life would be the better option, but it is not our place to change their minds and ( maybe ) manipulate them.

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

    Imagine if you were made to leave your country over a disagreement, would that be fair? The people of Hong Kong shouldn't be forced to move, they should be treated fairly, and should have their rights in their own country. Many other places that have had refugees due to different protest and governments and that was dealth with by many other country and they helped to fix it, so I think this is the same thing, other countries should help so that the Hong Kong people are not turned into refugess.

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

    No. I don't think we should manipulate them, but what I suggest Hong Kongers should flee to Japan. I think Japan because Japan is nearest and since North Korea has a good relationship with China, they would obey them for the sake of trading and send emigrating Hong Kongers back.

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      spirited_insect's comment 07 Oct 2019

      Hi spirited_insect, what evidence do you have for North Korea having a good relationship with China?

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

    Well, since North Korea is a poor country, China is helping them, and since North Koreans are trying to escape from the country and the laws, China is doing what North Koreans want which is sending them back for execution. They also made an agreement so in this case I think Korea would help back.

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

    [Not including South Korea.]

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  • Braiswick Primary School super_mood | Braiswick Primary School
    08 Oct 2019

    I also think we should not manipulate them but I think we should help them because I think they need some support from someone and at the minute they are not getting any.

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

    spirited_insect. I don't think that China is doing whatever Koreans ( North ) want them to do I don't think they really have any relationship at all. Please can you leave a link on where you found that information or is it just common knowledge?!

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    1. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 02 Nov 2019

      And also I never said that China is doing whatever they want, I just said that they have a good relationship and that they would send emigrating Hong Kongers back for the same of the trades they are offered and have accepted. Just like we are not sure to intervene because we are good trading partners with China as well.

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      1. Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
        spirited_insect's comment 04 Nov 2019

        You did, you wrote " Well, since North Korea is a poor country, China is helping them, and since North Korea is trying to escape from the country and the laws, China is doing what North Koreans want which is sending them back for execution. " Look at the end of that quote, you said China is doing what North Koreans want and you explained what that was.

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        1. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
          succinct_leaves's comment 04 Nov 2019

          Yes but I didn't say whatever they wan't, I said what they want. And also I'm sorry because none of us even know anyways if they would do it; none of us can predict the future.

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          1. Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
            spirited_insect's comment 19 Nov 2019

            Yeah but they basically mean the same thing.

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  • Braiswick Primary School valuable_chemistry | Braiswick Primary School
    09 Oct 2019

    I think this is a very good post(in writing format) as you have expressed where you got your idea from and you shown why you think this. Although, when you said MAINLY I THINK THAT CHILDREN SHOULD EMIGRATE AS -TO THE PROTESTERS- ARE WORTHLESS AND MEANINGLESS, I totally disagree, children under 18 are being forced by their mature conscience to protest since it not enough to get the governments attention. And anyways why don't they face the problem other than running away, when these children become older they might think their opinions don't matter but they do. I disagree that HongKongers can choose if they want to leave or not since they are the ones who are abiding by the law. If you look at Brexit we are not leaving because of some petty, silly argument so why should they? The drama about the new law being past down is like Brexit even though we are clearly the ones to blame. Should we admire these children who are standing up for what they believe is right , think about it , how many of us children in England have the courage to speak out for what we think is right?


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