HK University law faculty and the China Club suddenly cancel scheduled lectures by UK lawyer Timothy Owen. The faculty had been ‘under pressure’ and now cites ‘unforeseen circumstances’ for the decision. The government barred Owen last year from representing Jimmy Lai, on NatSec grounds.
And the Democratic Party is barred from having a stall at the annual flower market at Victoria Park, after a member won a draw for a prime spot at the fair.
In both cases, no-one has any reasons. Like the inability of even ‘moderate patriots’ to get on District Council ballots, these things just happen.
Meanwhile, Financial Secretary Paul Chan (standing in for the CE, who has kind of been barred too) is ‘telling true stories’ about Hong Kong and ‘expanding the city’s circle of friends’ at the APEC bore-fest in San Francisco.