A telling tale of two cities: Singapore follows science and eases Covid travel restrictions and mask-wearing, while Hong Kong imports Mainland Chinese folk medicine ‘experts’. After consulting some oracle bones, I wonder whether public acclaim for the voodoo stuff is a patriotic face-saving quid-pro-quo for letting Hong Kong deviate from some of Beijing’s more pointless zero-Covid obsessions like compulsory mass-testing. These are quite charitable oracle bones.
Remember when Hong Kong used to laugh at Singapore?
So what are the chances that within one month we will get reports of people being rushed to hospital with liver problems after taking the Traditional Chinese Medicine?
For a hard-hitting account of how Mainland-imposed politics has cost Hongkongers’ lives, see this Bloomberg piece…
Hong Kong’s situation is the product of several specific policy failures, which stem partly from Beijing’s decision to take greater control of the financial hub after 2019’s pro-democracy protests.
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