Hong Kong’s top officials give prompt and fulsome praise to the outcome of the Sixth Plenum, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam telling us…
…the consideration and adoption of the Resolution on the Major Achievements & Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century at the sixth plenary session is particularly meaningful.
Paul Chan gravely recommends that we all ‘study’ the resolution, and – perhaps fittingly for the Financial Secretary – rejoice in the parts about ‘common prosperity’.
Anne Stevenson-Yang has a less starry-eyed take. She suspects the trendy-sounding wealth-spreading stuff is little more than CCP-elite pork-barrel…
It is not easy to remain at the pinnacle of Chinese power: governing ideology is uncertain and attenuated, and the system is no longer delivering the benefits it once did. It looks like getting money strategically into the right pockets is more important than ever. That is one reason why the blatant handouts in the “Common Prosperity” program make so much sense.
Samuel Bickett’s appeal is about to begin – a Vox report.
To start the week on an upbeat note – From Oiwan Lam, an appreciation of My Little Airport, complete with YouTube links, etc.