So you thought the overseas experts advising Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council had quit? (They called it ‘stepping aside’.) The body’s boss Anthony Neoh says they have simply ‘completed the initial phase of their work’. The IPCC is gushing – rather a lot, indeed – about the experts’ past and possible future participation.
And Global Times quotes a Mainland authority as saying that using the phrase ‘stepping down’ is a ‘typical trick’ of slimy evil Western media. (Good to see GT not merely defending untrustworthy foreigners’ involvement in Hong Kong’s intimate internal affairs, but staunchly insisting that they are still there, whatever they themselves might say. There is hope for interfering gwailos yet.)
Consider yourselves corrected.
Meanwhile, the police arrest someone else for having weapons (or at least a slightly dangerous toy) planted on them – or whatever’s going on.
[Memo from Standard to Global Times: How about ‘Jump Ship’? Does ‘Jump Ship’ work for you?]
On a totally different scale of time and space, I happened upon this little thing noting that Petrochina shares are below HK$4. I bought it at HK$1.63 and sold at around HK$17 – the only share I ever had that went up 1,000%. Long ago. Moral of the story is: it’s over. Another little reminder for those who still, amazingly, need it that the once-in-a-lifetime China Zoom Boom mega-uplift thing is history.