‘Glory to Hong Kong’ does indeed make an appearance at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Ronson Chan, chair of the HK Journalists Association, gets five days in prison for obstructing police – not showing ID when asked by a plain-clothes cop. He is on bail pending appeal. The judge…
…acknowledged that there were inconsistencies in the testimonies of the four police officers who gave evidence in court. But she said this did not undermine their credibility, as the officers had arrived at the scene at different times and had different interactions with Chan.
The 55-year-old HKJA, unlike many other civil-society groups, still functions – though it has considered disbanding because of government pressure. Is this a judge trying hard to be harsh or trying hard to be lenient?
HKFP looks at a growing trend among young Mainland tourists in Hong Kong…
Instead of lining up to shop in luxury stores in Hong Kong’s commercial heart, many visitors have turned their attention to local neighbourhoods, thanks to tens of thousands of travel guides on Chinese social media and e-commerce platform Xiaohongshu, nicknamed the Little Red Book.
…In Hong Kong, Kennedy Town has been identified as one of the best destinations for tourists to roam, with some Xiaohongshu users calling it “the most romantic neighbourhood” in the city.
I’m a big fan of strolling through local neighbourhoods – the older, relatively dense districts between CBDs and suburbs are ideal. Cities in Taiwan and Japan (and indeed Hong Kong) are especially interesting and/or pleasant. But as the article explains, the Mainlanders tend to follow fixed routes recommended by others, and they are here in large numbers. So they just end up parading through particular streets and lining up to take selfies in the same hyped-up spots. I see in my own area that no mural is too lame, no bakery too unimpressive, no vista too bland to persuade the Mainlanders to explore elsewhere for themselves. Still, it’s an improvement on buying stupid handbags.