Away til next week, probably. Packing my bags for another staycation in sunny Mongkok – the best we can do while Taiwan is off-limits.
With two public holidays coming, please do not take part in unauthorized assemblies or burn wax, or all you illegal crowds of melting, dripping secessionists will incur the wrath of the valiant 6,000-strong HK Police Seditious Wax-Burning Unapproved Gathering Rapid Reaction Task Force Squad (otherwise known as the Flying Candle Snuffers), righteously rampaging after kids with lanterns at inordinate expense to the Hong Kong taxpayer.
The Guardian is running a series on Hong Kong. Revenge of the knuckle-draggers – the paper looks at the city’s new shadow and parallel government. People used to swim to Hong Kong to find freedom – now their grand-kids are fleeing. And a quiz to find out how much you know about the NatSec Law.
And the horror continues – Xi Jinping as you’ve never seen her before (not suitable for people of a nervous disposition, or indeed people generally).