Counter-tourism measures

Hong Kong authorities seem highly sensitive towards criticism or mockery of law enforcement agencies and the NatSec system (see cartoonist Zunzi). Now you get a a similarly prickly response for suggesting that official fears of protests being ‘hijacked’ are exaggerated. The Security Secretary says

“Any person who deliberately trivialises the risk of these events, or goes as far as telling you that… it’s safe for you to come out – these are irresponsible acts,” Tang said.

Which would be a better target for terrorists or relevant evil elements to infiltrate and hijack: a major sports/musical event like the Sevens, or a tiny procession of Catholics at Easter or unionists on May Day? Surely, if public events are inherently risky, and it is not safe for people to attend them – if officials are not exaggerating these threats – the city is clearly not ‘back to normal’ or at all suitable for tourists and business folk to visit.

(Doesn’t ‘deliberately trivialising risk’ have the same touchy-cum-menacing tone as complaints of movies or artwork ‘glamorizing’ the 2019 protests? As the lady says, words can be weapons.)

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5 Responses to Counter-tourism measures

  1. Nury Versace says:

    I found this also yesterday.

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  2. Chinese Netizen says:

    Is it a coincidence that Chris Tang looks like a Zunzi character?

  3. MeKnowNothing says:

    Once again: References to the so-called Secretary for so-called Security without – or not including his proper name PK Tang – will no longer be recognised!

  4. Strangely Brown says:

    Not a protest or march – but there were a few hundred people in attendance at the ANZAC dawn service this morning at the Cenotaph. Didn’t have to wear numbered lanyards – small win there.

  5. Jennifer Eagleton says:

    I was at the ANZAC service – there were a number of police around. Most people attending were “foreign”.

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