If only defense and foreign affairs (China's responsibilities on its Hong Kong colony) are the only similarities between China and Hong Kong, how would the one-child policy be categorized as either defense and foreign affairs?
In response to adolphus:
No one child policy, and to be truthful, I am not sure that China is enforcing that policy so much now.
-As with many other policies?
Hong Kong people love to tout that are not part of China?
-If you mean politically, it is of course a part of China as most people there would agree. If they don't think that they are a part of China, they wouldn't have been patriotic enough to donate money and aid to China whenever there were disasters in China.
Yet, they are very much controlled by China. One country, two policies is the actual statement, not one country two different laws, two different governments. China approves all the so called elections there. And China controls the law with their "basic law principle".
-If they allowed a different law in HK other than their own, it would be out of the reach of Beijing's iron grip. China controls the "law" no matter how it's written. If things occur to their disadvantage, they'll reach out their invisible hands to get what they want, eg. article 23 that they tried to impose on its colony before 2003. How could people (perhaps as many as 500,000) not have come out to protest that?
I see nothing wrong with our system, I just get tired of Hong Kong people always saying different things and acting like they are in some way better.
-Let's say I give you the benefit of doubt and say that nothing is wrong with the system, but if some things are truly different and it's said, I don't see how it has to be linked with saying that it's better. There are pros and cons in anywhere.
Hong Kong is governed by the basic law of China.
... But still Beijing wanted to introduce article 23 before because they weren't happy enough with the basic law that they created which didn't give them enough control over its colony.
They are Chinese and governed by Beijing!
-As they also claim about the Taiwanese anyways, not surprising.
They want to argue? Go ahead, and prove it different.
-If you selectively narrow the category to that, then no arguments there.
One country, two systems, but the basic law prevails...........I like the basic law! It takes care of people first.
-You say it more than the Beijing leaders do!
Autonomous? A big word that you don't understand? Hong Kong is in no way autonomous!
-No colony of any country is truly autonomous, but HK is as autonomous as it gets as a political part of China.
Frequent bashing of HK and praises of China also implies superiority of China over HK, so why can't it go the other way?