A few mid-week links with a bias towards trains. Lawfareblog does a good summary of what the High Speed Rail arrangements mean for the Hong Kong legal system. And before we feel too sorry for ourselves, how badly China shafted (railroaded?) Kenya on the SGR project.
On other matters, an intro to how the United Front works, a tour of United Front Land with “overseas Chinese representatives” from the US, Malaysia, Australia and elsewhere – and the thread branches off here to include our own Tung Chee-hwa.
On the cultural side, what the author calls ‘…a love letter to & from Hong Kong. It’s ostensibly a profile of one person but really, it’s an ode to an island’, but don’t let that put you off – New Yorker on on Denise Ho. And the really serious stuff: beer – history, and specifically the marketing of the stuff in Mao’s China (click link to pdf).