Following Hong Kong from afar, you lose any feeling that it’s all a bad dream or aberration and something might still happen to put things back the way they should be. Seen from a distance, you realize: that’s it – it’s really over.
In case anyone missed them, a couple of things from the tireless Su Xinqi. Chow Hang-tung’s commital proceedings…
“The five operational principles must be read as a whole instead of separately,” Chow told the court. “We want democracy for this country, so what’s the greatest obstacle? That’s the one-party dictatorship and the wicked logic of considering party and state as one.”
And an account of a patriotic school’s national security education for kids…
The TV was surrounded by dozens of stuffed panda toys, which the children were assured they could play with later if they listened attentively.
A law firm tears into Hong Kong’s Covid policy.
The main Korean news: a typhoon is coming, and the Frieze art fair puts Seoul on the cultural map – or, as international media point out, helps take Hong Kong off it.