Are Ceuta, Melila, and Gibraltar in the same situation as Hong Kong and Macao?

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Or is it more a matter that unlike with the Chinese, the British and the Spanish are in a position militarily to be able to protect them?
 

Lord Fairfax

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The vast majority of people in Hong Kong are ethnically Chinese and speak Chinese.
The people in Gibraltar are British and English is the primary language.

The citizens prefer to remain British and Boris Johnson is not inclined to give territory up to Spain.

What's the issue
 

At Each Kilometer

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The vast majority of people in Hong Kong are ethnically Chinese and speak Chinese.
The people in Gibraltar are British and English is the primary language.

The citizens prefer to remain British and Boris Johnson is not inclined to give territory up to Spain.

What's the issue
Apparently they also prefer to stay in the single market for obvious reasons. They idd want to be British, but their situation is unique EDIT: but this is not the current events section of the forum. The OP really belongs here/ in this section? The transfers of sovereignty over Hong Kong and Macau are post 1991 historical events?

Regarding the other possessions mentioned above there was an armed conflict between Spain and Morocco in 2002, because of a rock in Mediterranean sea.
 
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johnincornwall

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It's less than 100 years since some very bloody conflicts in North Africa around Ceuta and Melilla. Gibraltar tends to vote 30,000 to 1 to stay British, so.......................
 

Naomasa298

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There's no specific current event concerning these territories other than coronavirus.

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