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Hong Kong: One country, one system

China
by Cal Thomas
Posted 9/04/14, 10:17 am

The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would abide by the “one country, two systems” plan, which would afford Hong Kong greater autonomy, except in matters of foreign relations and defense, was to last 50 years.

That promise is falling 33 years short of fulfillment.

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Joe Biden: Propping up corruption?

Europe
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/26/14, 01:22 pm

PODGORICA, Montenegro—Vice President Joe Biden in April shook hands with the strongman prime minister of this Balkan country of 600,000, but NATO leaders yesterday did not. NATO said no (for now) to Milo Djukanovic’s request that Montenegro become a member of NATO: Its secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said of Montenegro (along with Macedonia, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina), “Each one has work to do in different areas, and we will give aspirants the support they need to get them through the door.”

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