Who says Administrative Officers have no future in Hong Kong’s new patriotic NatSec system of governance? Having neutered RTHK as a public service broadcaster, Director of Broadcasting Patrick Li gets promoted to Permanent Secretary for Security from July 1.
On other vexillological matters – the Standard gets Headline of the
Week Day Hour Award for its report on Ping Shek Estate’s display coming down after someone started defiling them.
A nice example of trying too hard from a China Daily columnist who dredges up fancy Latin legal terms (‘nullum crimen sine lege’, ‘ne bis in idem’) in an attempt to prove that Hong Kong’s rule of law is intact. Also neatly shunts blame for the choice of NatSec judges onto the Chief Justice.
Some mid-week links…
Nikkei Asia on the exodus of Hong Kong academics…
“Hong Kong gradually has to choose between China and the international community,” the lecturer said. “It’s suffocating.”
More from Lokman Tsui.
The Diplomat on how Scandinavian countries went off China.
Why did a property developer in Henan offer to accept down-payments for new homes in the form of garlic at way above market value for the crop? (Why do you think?) Over in Guanxi, Yulin city is trying to lure nearby villagers (average annual income CNY5,000) into buying homes, and ordering local civil servants to push family and friends into purchases.