Should Britain interfere with Hong Kong?

Should Britian intefer with Hong Kong?

Theres many benfits and flaws to Britian Interfering,

This discussion starter is based on the negative impact of trade relations.

Britian is largely affected by its trade. The majority of its food is from trade and many products come from other nations.

The common arugment is it doesent matter we got to get back their rights! But the thing is that wouldnt happen as we would be largely affected and our economy would be damaged and possibly the Pound. This is mainly just a shorter discussion to get people thinking about the economy being affected if we did interfer as we will most likely have no other way to deal with it.

Please ask questions in comments!

Comments (7)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    26 Sep 2019

    This is an excellent discussion starter. Well done! I have removed the picture, as we are only allowed to use ones in the library, or ones that you make or draw yourself - sorry.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg determined_orange | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    26 Sep 2019

    I think the issue of trade with China and how it would affect our economy is interesting. In 2017 UK exports to China were
    worth £22.3 billion; imports from China were £45.2 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of -£22.9 billion. ( This means that we imported a lot more from China compared to what we sent there. This would mean that if there was a trade embargo, China would lose 45 billion pounds whereas Britain would lose 22 billion pounds. This shows that China would be more affected by money than Britain. Because of this, I don't think that trade should be a reason not get involved in the Hong Kong Crisis.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      determined_orange's comment 26 Sep 2019

      Fantastic reasoning - well done!

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    2. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
      determined_orange's comment 02 Oct 2019

      Your information about trade is fantastic; if Britain suddenly stops trading with China, it’s China that loses out. For me it appears that politicians are so afraid of upsetting China because of the links with trade, so Britain tip toes around China and turns a blind eye to the human rights issue.

      The downturn of their economy would probably be the only effective thing that would upset China, and if countries around the world wish to stand by Hong Kong then I definitely would stop buying goods from China and encourage other people not to buy their ‘Huawei’ phones to halt their dream of becoming a digital superpower, I mean could we trust them with what they do with our data? It’s the only way to tell them we are not happy with what they are doing.

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      1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
        creative_sparrow's comment 03 Oct 2019

        Very clear example of speaking up with your own opinion, backed up with a reason! Are there any other ways to tell them we are not happy with what they are doing?

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        1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
          Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 06 Oct 2019

          Hi Tom!
          I think Leaders of the free world that do support the plight of HK citizens should all speak out collectively. This way, the voice of opposition would be stronger and it doesn’t require just one brave leader to do so and not only that it sends a strong message that we are not going to sacrifice human rights for trade. Another way is for businesses, great or small, and investors who also want to stand by the protestors, could also think twice about doing business with China. I alone cannot change anything, but if more and more people show a hand of solidarity by choosing not to buy their goods from China then it could effectively shrink their economy and stop us continuously feeding them their power.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    28 Sep 2019

    I believe it is a case that we should not act on because most of the daily objects around the house are made in China. Without these things, life could be very different. Fighting for Hong Kong could make enemies with China, resulting in less trade and less products. This could change the economy dramatically, as then trading will become more and more expensive and Britain’s economy will suffer. On the other hand, we could make good friends with Hong Kong, and get some of the resources China gave us from Hong Kong instead.

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