Puerto Rico vs. Hong Kong: A tale of two colonies

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The history of Puerto Rico has many parallels to the history of Hong Kong – which was a British colony for more than 150 years, from 1841 to 1997.

Precisely in 1898 – the year the US invaded Puerto Rico and Cuba – the British Empire countered with some empire-building of their own. They took over the New Territories…a huge land mass bordering the Chinese mainland, which includes 230 islands in the South China Sea.

This land mass is fifteen times larger than Hong Kong itself, and is roughly equal to the land mass of Puerto Rico.

In other words…in 1898, when the US grabbed an island empire in the Atlantic Ocean, the British countered with an island empire in the Pacific.


The British did this under the terms of a 99-year “lease,” much like the “leases” which the US will soon impose on Puerto Rico, through the newly-empowered Financial Control Board.

The Puerto Rico “leases” will go by another name: P3s, aka Public-Private Partnerships, that will be installed over the island’s water supply, electrical grid, highways, beaches, schools, hospitals, public housing…in short, over the entire public infrastructure of Puerto Rico.

These “P3s” will generally be 30-year renewable leases, much like the “lease” under which the British seized Hong Kong and the New Territories.

For a fascinating analysis of the Hong Kong and Puerto Rico colonial histories, you can read this recent article: Puerto Rico vs. Hong Kong: A tale of two colonies and their Independence movements.

The Hong Kong colony expired in 1997. When will the Puerto Rico colony expire?


For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

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5 Comments on “Puerto Rico vs. Hong Kong: A tale of two colonies

  1. This is for Erik Joseph: you said that after centuries of relation ( be a colony) with the US, PR is in good shape or something like that.118 years after the invasion PR is broke, owning 73 billions dollars to the same US, money that they supposed to know what their administrator of the colony were doing with it. The colonies just have administrators and all administrators have a boss, in this case US. I read must of your coment and I agreed,but if you really wants to know the real history (one side relation) of US with PR read the book “War Against All Puerto Rican” Nelson A. Denis, it take to him 40 years getting and verifing it. It is time that the US goverment tells the American people the real thrue about PR and what they did for118 years in PR. They are going to be surprised. The best for you and your family.



    Dr. Rex
    September 11, 2016

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Great question: when will the “Puerto Rico colony” expire?



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