Hong Kong threatens activist Benedict Rogers – a UK citizen living in the UK – with NatSec ‘collusion with foreign forces’ charges for involvement with the Hong Kong Watch website. The HK Police demand that the website be shut down. They also warn him not to talk about the whole thing (is that audacity, guilelessness or what?). Full post here – VPN probably needed. Curious logic: can foreigners ‘collude’ with themselves?
With whole cities in the Mainland undergoing lockdowns and mass-testing, you’d have thought Beijing could ease off on the obsessive ‘assistance’ for Hong Kong. Yet they are sending several hundred doctors and nurses. It would be churlish not to hope that they might be useful, but there are doubts as to whether the Mainlanders can, for example, input medical information into local hospitals’ English-language computer systems. And of course Lianhua Qingwen – mind your liver.
A must-read: the experience around a year ago of an American who tested positive for Covid after arriving in Shanghai. Grim details! This is the first of a series – maybe bookmark and save them for when you’re put in the Lok Ma Chau camp.