A little Wednesday update

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam are due to be sentenced today. Unless the judge finesses it (community service or a week’s jail or something), Hong Kong will get its first internationally recognized political prisoners. 

Many iCable News editors and reporters quit in protest after new better-Red-than-expert management fire 40 of their colleagues, including the investigative team. Background here, and footage of them marching in to give the boss their resignation letters here. The pretext is cost-cutting, though most of these reporters would probably earn more working at 7-Eleven – and now maybe will. This leaves Apple Daily as the only local mainstream media outlet that does real digging.

Another resignation on principle – examinations official Hans Yeung over the question: ‘Japan did more good than harm to China in the period of 1900-45. Discuss’, which provoked massed panty-wetting among the Mainland overseers.

A nice video: lawmakers around the world pledge to give up their native Napa Valley, sake and aquavit for Australian wine to tell Beijing where to go.

And if you’re paranoid about Hong Kong introducing compulsory Covid testing, Gordon Chang’s your man. The renowned predictor of China’s collapse believes that when Beijing thinks up a… global mechanism on the mutual recognition of health certificates based on nucleic acid test results in the form of internationally accepted QR codes…

…it actually plans to grab your DNA. Few serious observers take Chang seriously. But if the alternative is trusting the CCP… 

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7 Responses to A little Wednesday update

  1. where's my jet plane says:

    Keith Fong Chung-yin, who heads Baptist University’s student union, was arrested by more than 20 police officers at his home at around 7am.

    20 fuzz to arrest one man? Isn’t that a waste of police resources – a criminal offence…

  2. Hong Kong Hibernian says:

    i-Cable management preventing coverage of ‘sensitive topics’? Seems as if they’re taking cues from Twitter, Facebook, etc.

    Keith Fong arrested again, this time by 20 officers.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1563135-20201202.htm?spTabChangeable=0

  3. Conference says:

    More petulant tantruming today:

    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120100995.htm

    It looks like “vehemently” will be getting more play; perhaps firmly, resolutely, and unswervingly are falling out of favor. “Smearing” seems to be a new bad thing foreign governments are doing now, used twice.

    Note this sentence:

    “The basic policies regarding Hong Kong declared by China in the Joint Declaration were China’s statement of policies, not commitment to the United Kingdom (UK) or an international obligation as some claim. With the resumption of exercise of sovereignty by China over Hong Kong and the completion of follow-up matters, all UK-related provisions have been fulfilled.”

    So there.

    Did you know that “at least” “another 10,000” petrol bombs were seized?

    Did you know that the sanctions which were “unjustifiably imposed” by foreign countries may not really be sanctions, because the government terms them “so-called sanctions”. What ever they are, the dough is piling up at Government House.

  4. Toph says:

    Joshua’s been in prison already, twice. He served 6 months in 2017, and another 2 months last year. Hong Kong already has had internationally recognized political prisoners – and plenty of unrecognized ones – for years.

  5. Reactor #4 says:

    I suggest that all of those who support Joshua Wong sport shaved heads until he is released from prison. That would send a clear, but non-hostile message to the authorities. Moreover, it would also allow us to work out how many people in HK are truly signed up for the cause – I think it is under 1% of the population (even the largest marches were well below 200,000 people, so <3%, but that was when they were a place to be seen [and for many a chance to pick up a bit of shagging action]). Now off you go you chanters of "Revolution Of Our Times", "Five Demands, Not One Less" and "Independence for Hong Kong", go get yourself a Kojak.

  6. Mary Melville says:

    So Jimmy Lai is in the clink again, for non compliance with lease conditions. And this on his own premises. How come Richard Li was not arrested when PCCW was exposed for having used its telephone exchanges as call centres for years?
    https://hongkongfp.com/2018/03/16/hong-kong-telecom-operating-customer-service-centres-7-years-breach-land-leases/
    The telephone exchanges are often operated on government owned and GIC zoned sites intended for community not commercial uses while the Next facility is on the TKO Industrial Estate. Anyone familiar with town planning knows that approvals are granted for alternative uses on these estates on a regular basis.
    For sure a sprint around any industrial building would reveal dozens of gray areas.
    Cyberport is an excellent example of exploitation of the zoning conditions that are swept under the carpet even when proof is provided.
    But hey we know that enforcement of regulations is selective and increasingly political in nature.
    However the Vindictive Prize of the Year must go to Correctional Services, now planning to find a way around Long Hair’s judicial review by shearing all inmates, male and female. I would put my money on the ladies, hell hath no fury like a woman whose hair style is messed with.

  7. Suzy Wrong says:

    We have entered the end stage of Hong Kong.

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