…so just a couple of links.
Within seconds of the sentencing of murderer Rurik Jutting, prurient and tacky tabloids publish investigative pieces into the man’s past. They had travelled to remote and impoverished parts of Southeast Asia to interview victims’ relatives, as well as one or two bar-girl types who had once put up with and survived his company. Sordid stuff – and it goes without saying for God’s sake don’t let your kids anywhere near Winchester College, Cambridge University and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Anyway, unlike the British rags, the South China Morning Post keeps it classy and in accordance with Hong Kong’s moral standards – behold the real-estate angle, including assurances that other 400-sq-ft units in the ‘plush, ritzy’ J Residence in Wanchai are still popular.
And at last someone is getting the message that Hong Kong’s Chief Executive ‘election’ is a pre-arranged, rubber-stamp, charade and farce. There is no ‘race’, no ‘campaign’, not even ‘candidates’ – just an elaborate choreographed ritual masking a plain, everyday appointment of a stooge by a dictatorship.
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