While former top Chinese Communist Party guy in Chongqing gets the Discipline Inspection Purge treatment, current top CCP guy dutifully serving at Secretary General Xi Jinping’s side remains safe – despite apparent possible (as in circumstantial evidence that stinks to high heaven) daughter’s ties to billionaire-princeling scooping up overseas assets, including stakes in Hong Kong’s very own Peninsula Hotels.*
A thoughtful comment yesterday suggests that free-thinking Hongkongers establish a local ‘Communist Party’ to oppose this very sort of corruption and cronyism, and to create widespread mirth when the other Communist Party tries to ban it. And right on cue – behold the CPHK’s website for our enlightenment.
Other recommended reading comes from Penguin Books, who have just released a series of slim Hong Kong-themed volumes (which should probably have a dedicated website but don’t). Ones attracting attention include this and this. I downloaded this one, not just because I owe the guy a beer, but because it neatly summarizes the legacy of the CCP’s original screw-up in Hong Kong – co-opting a handful of rent-seeking cartelized parasite families and letting them plunder the city’s people and economy, turning it into the mess of lost opportunities, broken promises and rebellion we see today.
*Other murk just in – on HNA – here.