Xi Jinping says the Belt and Road Initiative is headed for its next golden decade. John Lee says Hong Kong serves as a key link for Belt and Road. CY Leung says BRI is about enhancing people-to-people connectivity. Allen Zeman declares youngsters can help reboot Belt and Road and it’s a game changer and we must ‘grasp the opportunity’. (Did anyone say it needs rebooting?) Aron Harilela says BRI ‘provides a framework that can address the economic, social and environmental issues facing the world today’. And there’s more from representatives of the ICAC (‘clean Silk Road’), Cathay Pacific (‘our ambition is to become the connector, really, between Hong Kong and the whole of the GBA and the Belt and Road market’) and CLP (nothing very quotable).
Apparently, next week’s Policy Address will feature measures to boost Hong Kong’s birth rate. The Standard reports the thoughts of DAB lawmaker and new mother Nixie Lam…
Lam said many Hongkongers are developing their careers in their 20s and 30s, but those who do not want to have kids due to political reasons “have cognitive problems.”
But she agreed that the social environment during the 2019 anti-fugitive bill unrest was not appropriate to raise children.
“Some parents even brought their children to protest sites. Their behavior should be regarded as child neglect,” she said.
“Hong Kong is definitely not ‘unlivable.’ A person can remain safe after getting drunk in the streets, which is definitely impossible in the Western countries,” she claimed.
At least she’s not going on about Belt and Road. Remember, it’s pretty much DAB or nothing. As the Standard editorial on the vote-urging District Council elections/’Night Vibes’ multitasking effort puts it…
A higher turnout will give the government a solid foundation to speak about an electoral reform that has transformed local politics from a system of pluralistic participation to a new mode of homogeneous involvement of patriots only.
There is something worth reading: @NotNuryVittach – one of the better Twitter accounts out there – is back, after being blocked following a mysterious complaint about impersonation.