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Re: Hong Kong Protests

Whilst China is unlikely to send the army in they will stick to their decision of who can be elected and if no one votes for them they win by default.
That will be followed up over a period of time to identify and target the main ringleaders, once a few examples are made others will fall into line.
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It appears that Protesters phones may be being bugged !!

We've taken the decision to abandon SKYPE at the moment, and only use Land line Phones in HK
No texting or chatting on Mobile Phones in HK, as user location can be identified, along with time, and the contents of any texts.
Advice is to leave the mobile phone at home, and use a burner phone if you attend the protest, even if not taking part.

And being very careful using the Internet there ..
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Hong Kong protests spread around the world...
Organisers said 3,000 people gathered outside the Chinese embassy in central London with more in Manchester
Hundreds in New York's Times Square and rallies planned in Paris, Toronto, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney and Melbourne
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2777066/Hong-Kong-protests-spread-world-Thousands-streets-pr...
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the Chinese are going ot need to give in to the demands of the people, if not there going to have to start driving over them ...
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Whilst China is unlikely to send the army in they will stick to their decision of who can be elected and if no one votes for them they win by default.
That will be followed up over a period of time to identify and target the main ringleaders, once a few examples are made others will fall into line.

Protesters probably  identified by mean of Mobile Phone bugging, tracking location and time.

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It appears that Protesters phones may be being bugged !!

And being Government, they would probably just get the information direct from the Phone Companies anyway !!
No need for Bugging !

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And the most popular person on this thread is........  Cheesy
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I'm very popular in HK.
But then we do provide employment for 220 locals !!
Plus we have a wide Circle of Family & Friends
Family going back generations.

For a 70 year old, your many snide comments can be remarkably Childish.
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Monday, the protests have diminished very much so today.
Students back to Schools and Offices are open.
We are staying at The Peninsula, across the Harbour from Hong Kong, so isolated from the events in Admiral and Capital.
We did pay a quick visit to a friends elevated Office, overlooking the scene, quite a view !
We are using an Internet Café which is not monitored by CCTV, and sticking to burner Cellphones.
My mobile not turned on since we departed the UK...
As recommended by colleagues.

Temperature here has been a constant 27ºC, but the high humidity makes it seem worse, until we acclimatise a bit more.
Meetings this week, so staying this side.
And the odd meal or three with relatives !
It's always nice to catch up with Family Events.
(There's a Wedding coming up)
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tbh I'd have left the tech at home and just used local purchases .......
hope your visit is totally uneventful, the time we live in are too interesting as it is without getting caught up in anything overseas  Wink
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UK Mobile is very useful at Manchester Airport, to let Driver know we're back.
Though he also monitors Flight Arrivals on his Mobile
And when we arrive back, it's straight up to Scotland for another Wedding !!
In a Castle !
A lovely couple.
Still with luggage.
But I take your point.

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Protests largely died down.
10,000 demonstrators are expected to join an assembly on the main protest zone in Admiralty tonight, probably around Harcourt Road, because talks set for this afternoon between the government and students to resolve the 12-day-old Occupy Central movement have been scrapped
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613434/live-liaison-office-website-targeted-hackers-gove...
Not really affected us, as we are across the Harbour.
But staying near Tsim Sha Tsui location is "dangerously tempting"
Very close to the Tech Markets and other Shops...
Had to buy another suitcase to fit the "toys" in.
Just hope most of them work back in the UK !

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I read somewhere that HK has the same electrickery as the UK does
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The biggest problem is that some electrical gadget purchased in HK may not have the same warranty protection when brought back to the UK.
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that's the same with pretty much anything purchased overseas though, the second you transport it somewhere else its warranty/guarantee is voided
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I read somewhere that HK has the same electrickery as the UK does

That is true, in most of HK.
Certainly in the Hotels and most Large Companies and Stores.
The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug, the socket providing 220 volts AC, 50Hz
Some Hotel Bathrooms also supply 110v, such as shaver outlets.

On a previous visit I did buy several multi output switched mains adaptors, before they were common in the UK, they all worked fine.
And had multi pin sockets for plugging many types of equipment in, 220v-240v only of course.

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But staying near Tsim Sha Tsui location is "dangerously tempting"
Very close to the Tech Markets and other Shops...
Had to buy another suitcase to fit the "toys" in.
Just hope most of them work back in the UK !

Thinking more about the inner workings and in/out specs, rather than supply voltage... many are battery powered !