Officials are considering letting people shoot wild boars again, after one bit a cop. In the old days, the authorities gave a group of guys permits to hunt the pigs for a few days each year. The most prominent participant was veteran democrat and Professional Teachers Union founder Szeto Wah, who was apparently a pretty good shot.
In these better-Red-than-expert days, the NatSec regime will vet marksmen for CCP-style patriotism, and you’ll end up with Holden Chow rampaging round the country parks with a hunting rifle, accidentally shooting Elizabeth Quat while she waves a fake firearms licence.
The government is out for journalists too. It is sorely vexed over a Bloomberg op-ed about the rigged ‘elections’. And it has denied a new visa for Economist correspondent Sue-lin Wong. Perhaps because of the paper’s not-always-flattering graphics featuring Xi Jinping as an emperor?