Groping through the swirling fog of the Greater Sai Kung metro-area yesterday*, I kept blundering into election materials for pro-Beijing candidate Bill Tang. Judging from his prayerful poise in the campaign photos, he thinks he’s running for Pope. Or maybe his mentors and advisors told him this would make him look Really Deep. Alternatively, he is appealing to the Almighty to help pay the postage on his mail shots.
As well he might. Divine intervention in next Sunday’s by-elections is apparent from the fact that, as in Hong Kong Island with Judy Chan, the pro-Beijing hopeful in New Territories East has drawn harbinger-of-death ballot number 4.
Hong Kong is transitioning to Mainland-style elections. At this stage, we must hold a second poll because we didn’t vote for the right people last time. In future, the Communist Party will find a more efficient system that yields the correct result on the first attempt. Among other things, they will need to work on the evil hostile foreign forces that have infiltrated the local transport system – namely colonial-era remnant Hong Kong Tramways. Returning to Central yesterday, I was shocked to see the French-run company has accepted advertising from pro-democrat Au Nok-hin…
The Ding-Ding operators clearly didn’t get the memo. Which part of ‘United’ and ‘Front’ don’t you understand?
* Obviously, non-essential travel to Sai Kung should be avoided, but if you must go, I can recommend this place.