All those farewell gatherings you’ve been going to didn’t happen. A Beijing official says there’s no major emigration trend from Hong Kong, notwithstanding the fact that people here have always been mobile; and the city isn’t being Mainlandized (governments jail people for cartoon sheep or harmonica-playing everywhere in the world, you see). The Standard reports…
Huang … said it’s “inappropriate” to say Hong Kong is facing an emigration wave despite more than 110,000 people having moved to other countries over the past year.
He said the decline in population was caused by various reasons, including deaths, and there is no evidence to show the drop was caused by an emigration wave.
So – where are the missing people? Have they become invisible?
Whatever it is that’s not causing emigration, Tian Feilong promises more of it…
…”Such changes have shown the central government now has a more scientific and complete recognition of its role and functions in one country, two systems.”
But he said Hong Kong still has a long way to go in fulfilling the requirements of the new chapter of one country, two systems in areas like education, rule of law, social culture and sense of national identity. So the SAR has to make improvements to offset its deficiencies.
Now onto improvements to offset Cardinal Joseph Zen: The Conversation on why the elderly cleric scares Beijing.
By way of rectification after implying Lausan Collective are tankies (they just use words like ‘colonialism’ and ‘imperialism’ way too much) – their approving coverage of Hong Kong students who support Ukraine against Russia’s invasion.