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香港每日都有壞消息,有些人會變得痲木,有些人會消沉。無論你是前者還是後者,不要忘記自己的“初心”,一個人的力量始終有限,用自己的方式去守護你珍視的,就夠了。
香港每日都有壞消息,有些人會變得痲木,有些人會消沉。無論你是前者還是後者,不要忘記自己的“初心”,一個人的力量始終有限,用自己的方式去守護你珍視的,就夠了。
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China has long avoided entangling itself in direct military conflict abroad. But the Chinese ambassador to Syria last week suggested that China is considering doing just that — in Syria.

On August 1, Ambassador Qi Qianjin told the Syrian pro-regime news outlet Al-Watan that China’s “military is willing to participate in some way alongside the Syrian army that's fighting the terrorists in Idlib and in any other part of Syria.” Qi praised the China-Syria military cooperation.

The Chinese military attache in Syria, Wong Roy Chang, said that cooperation between the Syrian and Chinese militaries was “ongoing,” adding, “We – China and its military – wish to develop our relations with the Syrian army. As for participating in the Idlib operation, it requires a political decision.”

Rumors have long rumbled that China has sent military advisers or army special forces to Syria, though those rumors haven’t been substantiated and China has denied them. But if China follows through on the ambassador’s statement, it would mark a radical departure from its previous policy of non-intervention and would mark a major shift in regional geopolitics.

As the Syrian conflict has raged, China has supported Russia, which is heavily involved on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, by vetoing UN Security Council resolutions that would have brought greater scrutiny to the conflict. Even the increase in exercising its veto power marked a change from China’s previous use of abstention to signal disapproval.

What would push China to change a decades-long policy and get involved in a foreign policy quagmire in the Middle East? There are three potential reasons: Xi Jinping’s project of military modernization; growing concerns about Chinese jihadists in Syria who might return to China as the war is winding down; and a desire to get in on the lucrative reconstruction contracts that so far have largely been swept up by Russian and Iranian firms.

“From a [People’s Liberation Army] planning and capability perspective, they need to develop and deepen their ability to engage in actual combat,” said Abigail Grace, who until recently worked on the Asia portfolio at the National Security Council. “Drills aren’t enough for them to achieve the quality of military required to fully implement their military modernization campaign.”

That’s one reason China has dramatically increased its participation in UN peacekeeping missions. In 2015, Xi committed8,000 troops, or 20 percent of the UN’s total peacekeeping forces, to missions.

The PLA, the name for the Chinese armed forces, needs a live theater beyond its immediate neighborhood to test out equipment and capabilities, said Andrew Small, a senior fellow with the German Marshall Fund’s Asia program.

That’s not unexpected. “The reference point for this is always the United States in the Middle East, that the United States uses these wars as a way of upgrading.”

The U.S. Department of Defense declined to comment, referring questions about Chinese military involvement in Syria to the Chinese military.

The next question, however, is how China can justify military intervention inside another country, when the cornerstone of its foreign policy is non-intervention.

That’s where counterterrorism comes in. A low-level insurgency has simmered in northwestern China for years, where Turkic-speaking ethnic minority Uighurs have chafed under Beijing’s control over their homeland. In recent years, Islamic radicalism has appealed to a small number of Uighurs, who founded the Turkistan Islamic Party, an Islamist party that aims to fight for independence.

China views TIP as an existential threat — and several thousand TIP fighters have flowed in to Idlib in recent years from Turkey and other regions where the movement had flourished in small pockets of the Uighur diaspora.

“There are a number of Chinese Uighurs with their families who have been established now in a village outside Idlib,” and who have “battle-hardened experience,” said Randa Slim, the director of conflict resolution at the Middle East Institute. It’s in China’s interest that this problem stays in Syria, said Slim, adding that this means TIP fighters “get killed or captured and not return to China.”

That helps China dodge the foreign policy paradox that intervention in Syria would otherwise cause. “Since the territorial integrity of Xinjiang is a “core interest” to the leadership in Beijing, said Grace, “combatting overseas Uyghur activities (real or not) allows them to maintain the ruse of doctrinal consistency with other competing foreign policy positions, such as non-interference.”

And finally, there’s a lot of money to be made in Syria for the cynical opportunist. The pulverized bridges, roads, schools, hospitals, and government buildings all represent potential reconstruction opportunities for enterprising construction firms lucky enough to land the contracts. As the conflict has drawn down, Russian and Iranian firms have snapped up lucrative government contracts for infrastructure reconstruction. Chinese firms, thus far, have come in a distant third, despite infrastructure investment being Beijing’s forte. Xi has centered his signature global economic initiative (known as the the Belt and Road) around it.

“You have to think about this in terms of the larger negotiations over Chinese assistance to reconstruction,” said Slim. “Syria doesn’t have the money, Russia doesn’t have the money.” But China does. With the identification of several thousand TIP fighters in Idlib, “China has a stake in the fighting.” If China makes good on that stake and puts resources into the battle for the last rebel stronghold in Syria, it could also demonstrate that it has a greater stake in the subsequent reconstruction contracts.

But before Beijing makes a decision, Chinese involvement will need pre-approval of the Russians. Moscow views itself as the primary foreign power on the ground in Syria.

“If there is a decision to go for the battle in Idlib, to root out all these terrorist groups and for the regime to reassert control over the region,” said Slim, it would be a decision that would be made between Moscow and Beijing.

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這是我昨晚路過文化中心海旁的相,這一檔表演者,剛被康文署在場職員強烈勸籲不能收打賞,而停了表演,在商討下一步點做。
如果真係為藝術,佢地可以繼續的,但事實證明,這一班由旺角來的,係想收打賞,係生意。
做生意係咪唔得?唔係,但唔該唔好係公眾地方,因為是犯法。佢地的歌聲及聲浪,大部份人唔識欣賞。
講真,唱舊金曲唔係問題,但在社區會堂唱也可以,而我認識好多歌藝團,都唱得好OK,但都係在室內地方或指定表演場地。

左膠經常以多元來為這些劣質表演說話,對不起,我不認同。包融會變縱容,旺角當時就係因為有些左膠話應多元化,搞到旺角嘈足咁多年。前居可鑑,點可以俾大媽唱歌團落地生根﹗﹗昨天本土派人士驅逐大媽團,做得好﹗

大家一定要保衛天星﹗下一步,要想想如何光復屯門公園﹗
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北京突发恐怖山崩 北戴河会期连降异象
2018-08-11 08:48:39 新唐人

8月11日,北京市房山区大安山发生了大规模山崩,塌方量估计达到30,000方,把道路掩埋,场面相当恐怖。(视频截图)

中共高层北戴河会议召开期间,气氛诡异,异象频显,继北戴河周边地区接连发生两次地震之后,11日北京市房山区又发生大规模山崩,把道路掩埋,场面恐怖。

8月11日,北京市房山区政府官方微博消息称,当日早上8时30分左右,北京房山区大安山乡X209军红路K19+300米处左侧山体塌方双向断路,塌方量初步估计达到30,000方。

北京房山通报称,此次塌方没有造成人员伤亡,有关部门已经赶到现场处理,目前清理工作正在进行中。

网路上流传网友现场拍下的惊险瞬间。视频显示,巴士、私家车停在路上,突然前方的山坡崩塌,山泥如同骰子般滚下,除掩埋公路,也有大量山泥翻下山坡。

目前,正值中共高层一年一度的北戴河会议召开期间,在此之前,北戴河周边地区接连发生地震。

8月9日,中国地震台网测定,当日凌晨4时22分,在河北秦皇岛市卢龙县发生2.8级地震,震源深度11千米。卢龙县距北戴河区60公里左右,最快车程不足一个小时。

8月5日16时许,河北唐山市古冶区也曾发生3.3级地震。当天共发生4次余震。此次地震,距离北戴河景区仅86公里。

上述两次地震与房山区大安山发生了大规模山崩,均时值中共党政要员及政治元老齐聚北戴河,召开秘密会议之时。有人质疑是否与北戴河会议存在关联。因为按中国传统的〝天人合一〞、〝天人感应〞等说法,地震被认为有着不详的预兆。

时政评论员周晓辉分析说,在中国古人看来,这显然不是巧合。古人有〝天人感应〞之说,意思是上天与人之间存在着联系和对应的关系,天象的变化会带动人类社会发生相应的变化。

汉武帝时的董仲舒,曾在回答〝天命是否能挽回〞的策问时,他说〝天与人之间的相互关系很值得敬畏。国家将要发生违背天道的坏事,天就先降下灾害来谴责、告诫他;如果不知道醒悟,又显示一些怪异的事情来警告他;仍然不知道改变,而后灾祸才来到。〞

去年北戴河会议期间,四川九寨沟和新疆也曾发生地震。

去年8月8日晚,四川著名的风景区九寨沟所在地九寨沟县发生7级地震,造成重大伤亡;9日,新疆博尔塔拉州精河县又发生6.6级地震。24小时内连震,而且都是6级以上地震。

周晓辉表示,从去年北戴河会议至今,中国大陆灾祸连连却是不争的事实,火灾、洪灾、旱灾、高温、泥石流、地震……依据古人看法,这些自然灾害都是上天意志的体现。史籍中亦有记载。

著名的西汉大学者京房《对灾异》曰:〝地者,大臣之位,当载安万民,怀藏物类;而动摇者,此不欲为君载安万民,动摇不安,思欲篡杀也。〞

以上文字是说,地震预示着大臣将要谋反,国家将发生兵变,政权或将易主。历史上的周幽王、隋炀帝皆死于兵变。

周晓辉分析,如果高层集权仅仅是为了树立自己的权威,意欲保中共不倒,而不是顺天意、承民心解决中国当今乱象的根源,那么国家政事逆天而行,自然麻烦、灾祸频频,接下去很可能有更为惨烈的灾难。

北戴河秘密会议期间,还传出中共高层讨论,讨论如何回归计划经济,以便保护中共体制,让中共继续统治,而且中共在必要时,有可能拉中国人民来作垫背,挟持国民来跟它一起打这个仗。


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1841年英國人建立香港,香港就屬於西方文明。經過了幾十年演變,香港成為了一個擁有嶺南特色的西方文明成員。

1949年中華人民共和國成立,中國開始倒退成蠻夷社會,文明消失,現在看起來的進步只是表面的偽裝,思想仍是蠻夷,是一群穿了現代人類服裝的蠻夷。

97後香港的倒退及蠻夷化,原因就是沒有文明的蠻夷去干預、去侵略文明社會,是非文明與文明的衝突。

《香港之文明衝突》東講西讀

這幾年發生於香港的衝突,不只是價值觀的衝突,也不只是文化的衝突,而是文明衝突。

一個現代「法治」社會,因滲進了太多原始「人治」社會的人,當這群思想原始的人到達一定數量,必定會要求本來的文明社會接受、甚至跟從牠們那一套。這正如當某些國家的穆斯林數目增長到某個比例時,他們便會要求原來行世俗法治的政府,改行伊斯蘭教法律一樣。

今天我們生活在香港,看到了不少過去不能想象,例如「知法犯法罪加一等」變成「知法犯法情有可原」等匪夷所思的事情。這正正就證明了那些來自終國,擁有「中世紀」思想的人形生物以及那些自甘倒退成為中世紀蠻夷的香港畜牲,要把香港降格為「中世紀人治社會」。

這裏,一個陸地面積只有1,104平方公里之地,我們守着現代文明,我們與蠻夷爭戰。這裏,有文明衝突。

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今早一張假的之鋒綠卡,引來很多討論,更有人指我抹黑美國華僑,這點我是感到意外,這張相是近期在美加朋友處給我看,我當時就有點傻眼,事實上,這張相片是幾年前,文匯大公都出過,更由香港藍絲開始傳,更在廣州和大陸部份地區流傳。當然,在香港是完全被揭破,為什麼到了美國還有見到呢?我相信是和老共的統戰有關,因為,朋友並不是單獨給我看這相片,是有其他相片一齊,他就加了一句,連綠卡都有,我一看就明白。

我從這位朋友的生活細節,我相信是陷入了一個全面統戰的機器,因為他是有工作,工餘會到太極班,書法班,畫班,更會在圖書館有「學習國情班」,這樣我就明白到,尤其是細埠的人的思維。他更告訴我,不上臉書,並指臉書是造謠的多,他有超過二十個微信群組,大部份都是廣州的人,也有部份是香港的朋友,相信都是藍絲的多,因為,他很視頻和東西都是從這些微信收來。

另外,我昨日提到佔中收美國政府錢,和之前講,點解黃之鋒可以放出來,佔中三子為什麼不拉去坐監,都是和他其中一些討論點,當然還有更多的討論,我希望有時間就一次過整合。從這次見到這位朋友的經驗,真的是我第一次見,就算在另一個城市所見,都去不到這樣極端,都只是對大陸還存有信心,並不會提到香港議題,事實上他們是不懂和不知道。

因為總算是朋友,無論如何,真正朋友是一世,我也無興趣去感化他,只希望他能夠有一日明白自己的想法。我肯定,在美加一定不止一個這樣的思維的人,他們口口聲聲話唔想香港亂,更指香港警察大軟弱。記得有一位加洲人上光明頂都講過類似的言論。我會從新將相片再放上來大家再討論。
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【棕地夠晒數 起樓無難度】

政府想盡辦法覓地建屋,其實地一直都在。只要放眼新界鄉郊,就有大拿拿1,200公頃有齊交通配套嘅棕地。使乜勞師動眾移山填海,只要政府肯優先發展、善用棕地,起樓零難度!

請即聯署要求政府發展棕地,保護自然環境:https://wwf.hk/landconservationpetition

#土地發展 #土地咨詢 #棕地 #填海 #棕地優先 #新界 #土地問題 #聯署 #香港政府
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鲁比奥建议美国政府对新疆自治区党委书记陈全国实施全球马格尼茨基法制裁,“作为中共政治局委员,他先在西藏获得了镇压经验。他任新疆党委书记之际也是再教育营地扩大之时,他被视为一个黑暗手段的创新者。”

他的建议还有:所有协助在新疆建立大规模拘留和监视设施的政府官员和商业实体也将面临制裁;美国商务部和州政府应将中国国家安全机构添加到受限制的最终用户名单中;拒绝向在美国运营的中国国有媒体公司的高管和行政人员发放签证,直到数十名为自由亚洲电台工作的维族记者和家庭成员获释。

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漂書活動近年大行其道,唔少人都會將家中舊書放到公共漂書空間,為書本尋找下一個讀者。中大建築系學生近日就同深水埗區議會主席張永森合作,喺美孚萬事達廣場對出嘅天橋底,搭建一個書形嘅漂書架同埋多張木凳,等市民可以建立共享閱讀嘅習慣,漂書活動今日(11日)開始。

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1941年12月8日日本強攻香港,香港地方小、兵力薄弱,但仍能苦戰了18日,最終才由當年的港總督楊慕琦爵士簽字投降,正式淪陷。該電影的故事背景發生在香港於1941年的聖誕節,故事簡介形容「一個充滿戰爭難民,間諜和投機者的城市,一位加拿大軍人對妻子許下的的聖誕諾言卻在日本襲港期間被推翻了」。從預告片可見,劇情提到日軍偷襲珍珠港、日軍空襲香港、香港進行緊急疏散、英軍審問懷疑間諜等等,當中提到「共產黨」、「國民黨」、「(日本)帝國」等。

講述二次世界大戰時期「香港保衛戰」的電影《1941的聖誕》,將於本月下旬在香港電影資料館電影院上映,電影導演Craig McCourry在fb確認,收到香港電檢相關部門通知,影片不能配以任何字幕,他對相關部門完全沒有解釋原因表示驚訝。有網民明言沒有中文字幕可能會看不懂,不明白為何中文字幕不可以展示,另有網民直指當局此舉是「驚人鼓吹戀殖,又一太監思維(自閹/迎合上意)」,不少人留言稱會入場買飛,以示支持。
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