The offshore 8964 Museum website is reportedly being blocked. And you can try for yourself here. There are degrees of Internet censorship, and experts say this example (government asking ISPs to block a site) is the least creepy and easy to circumvent, if that’s any consolation.
Never mind – you’ve still got RTHK, provided you don’t mind Xinhua propaganda presented without mention of its provenance.
Also in online NatSec news, heavy handed and apparently selective anti-doxxing action.
In the interests of sanity-preservation, just some links…
HKFP on Hong Kong prison authorities’ problems with political prisoners and M&Ms.
A site called Naked Capitalism on why HSBC is – possibly – screwed.
Scholars Stage on Xi Jinping’s ’pivot to the state’…
What do K-pop fan groups, after school tutoring companies, Meituan delivery men, online algorithms, plastic surgeons, overheated housing markets, celebrity ranking lists, and tech monopolies have in common?
…Each [crackdown] targets an industry that seems to strip people of their agency and rob them of their dignity. Each seems to hijack healthy behavior with a set of short term incentives whose end results are self destructive and degrading.
A summary of People’s Daily article ‘Why we can succeed’. The answer, of course, is the CCP – without which Chinese would be starving and enslaved by evil foreigners. Speaking of whom: ’the British are bastards’, and other CCP views of the world.
On a literally brighter note: Hong Kong’s most beautiful and glamorous expat community, yellow-crested cockatoos – a common sight from my own apartment.