‘Minds‘ should be unified’

The government is not obsessed with NatSec – and if you say it is, you’re engaging in ‘soft resistance’. According to pro-Beijing figure Lau Siu-kai, the vaguely menacing phrase… 

…refers to ideological work, including “disseminating disinformation, creating panic, maliciously attacking the SAR government and the central authorities and distorting the Basic Law.”

The CE also says

“Look at my policies. There are policies on national security, but most of them are not about national security.”

On this weekend’s district council elections, Lee said that when deciding who to vote for, people should consider how much the candidates know about their community and whether they are hardworking.

Future district councillors should not make “political noise”, he said.

“Minds should be unified… we are not making political noise anymore. They have to think about serving the community.”

Maybe this will unify minds: the HK Heritage Museum in Shatin (remember the Ghibli and Bruce Lee exhibitions?) will apparently be scrapped, and the HK Science Museum will move into the location, so the latter’s Kowloon site can be used for a ‘National Development & Achievement Museum’ (or whatever they call it) to showcase…

…national development and achievements through ways that allow teenagers to understand and accept easier, with a view to strengthen recognition towards China. 

The content will include Chinese history, such as foreign invasion and soldiers’ “fierceless resistance”, the development of the Chinese Communist Party, the establishment of the new China, the economic reform, sports achievements and aerospace technological advancements, etc. 

The phrase ‘understand and accept easier’ should be carved over the doorway. The story suggests that they will demolish the existing Heritage Museum and construct a new Science Museum from scratch, rather than do a repurposing job. (Can’t wait to see the new National Achievement Museum – it promises to be… interesting.) 

Following Moody’s downgrade of China’s credit outlook rating from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’ it does the same for Hong Kong. The government issues a relatively moderate-toned rebuttal

“Moody’s also made unfounded comments on the high-degree of autonomy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, our political and judicial institutions, the implementation of the National Security Law (NSL) and changes to the electoral system… 

“Contrary to what Moody’s has suggested in its assessment, the implementation of the NSL has put an end to the chaotic situation and serious violence, which occurred between June 2019 and early 2020, and restored stability and increased the confidence in Hong Kong, thereby allowing the city to resume its normal operation and return to the path of development swiftly…”

No ‘smearing’ or ‘black violence’?

After saying all those rude things about SCMP op-eds – here’s a sensible one on expanding congestion charging and devoting less space to cars. 

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13 Responses to ‘Minds‘ should be unified’

  1. Lo Wu Vuitton says:

    Without the Communist Party (“The Party”) there can be no New China and that’s why we must learn from Lei Feng.

  2. Casira says:

    That’s sad to hear, Heritage Museum was a good place to go with kids and I have fond memories there, there’s already not many museums with hands-on experiments (that only leaves Maritime Museum and Science Museum…) Especially as Museum of History has already been largely repurposed as a National Development Museum…

  3. Young Winston says:

    I don’t usually go in for name calling but that LS-k really is an odious little cretin.

  4. Chinese Netizen says:

    “…so the latter’s Kowloon site can be used for a ‘National Development & Achievement Museum’ (or whatever they call it)”

    So the popo won’t have to drag dissidents like young Agnes all the way over to Shenzhen to make sure they get their ration of national pride, achievement and contrition.

  5. Friendly National Socialist Guy says:

    Maybe the phrase “Understand Und Accept Macht Frei” will be even more perfect for the museum archways?

  6. MC says:

    “The phrase ‘understand and accept easier’ should be carved over the doorway.”

    Maybe… How about: “shut up and do as you are told”? That’s what all this boils down to.

    The blather about ‘soft resistance’ confirms what many have said, one of the prime intentions of the NSL is to criminalise criticism of HK government incompetence.

  7. Reginald Dwight says:

    Will the spanking new National Development & Achievement Museum’s version of Chinese history include reference to the collaborationist Wang Jingwei regime that ruled the better part of China from 1940-45? Somehow, I think not.

  8. Chinese Netizen says:

    @Young Winston: Seems there is never a shortage of odious little cretins in the wonderful NewSAR.

  9. Bruce’s trousers says:

    How much is this all going to add to our $150bn a year+ deficit?

    Is anyone actually going to that Palace Museum thing that the Jockey Club ‘patriotically’ ponied up for?

    And what’s going to happen to the Sha Tin Bruce Lee!

  10. Mary Melville says:

    The museum shuffle is designed to remove references not only to Hong Kong’s colonial past but also to Cantonese culture . It eliminates both the Heritage and History museums.
    Common sense would indicate that the National Development museum be located at one of the new towns in Northern Metropolis where there would be room for a parade ground and large plaza and close to Shek Kong airfield and PLA. The TST site has many restrictions.
    But then, at the risk of being accused of soft resistence, when has the local adminstration favoured a rational approach over expediency and knee jerk reaction?

  11. Load Toad says:

    If you are not exhibiting signs of soft resistance you must have latent or stealthy soft resistance which may be a crime under NSL.

    You have been warned – or you haven’t been warned.

  12. Clucks Defiance says:

    What is the ‘fierceless resistance’ referred to in the museum story (yes – it is in the original HK Standard piece)? And is it related to ‘soft resistance’ is any way? Will dissenters be lined up at the museum to learn about the merits of ‘fierceless resistance’ in an attempt to counterbalance so-called ‘soft resistance’. Will I be arrested for wearing a t-shirt advocating ‘fierceless resistance’?

  13. wmjp says:

    aid the Heritage Museum building can be taken down and redeveloped into a bigger facility to benefit members of the public.

    For “public” read “construction industry”

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