Author Archives: biglychee

Dave QC drops out

Not much of a surprise given the criticism: David Perry QC has dropped out of the prosecution of Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Margaret Ng for the CCP’s Hong Kong regime. Funny how the government can write a relatively short whiny … Continue reading

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Weekend things we haven’t heard the last of

Following the New Year Purge, the US puts sanctions on pro-Beijing stalwart Tam Yiu-chung, three members of the NatSec Police, and a couple of Mainland officials overseeing Hong Kong. Reuters report here. Tam has presumably been included because he is … Continue reading

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Weekly round-up of weekly round-ups

Can’t have a whole week go by without a round-up – 11 people arrested in connection with the HK12’s attempt to escape to Taiwan. Or an interesting court case: RTHK’s Bao Choy pleads not guilty to ‘making false statements’ when … Continue reading

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On-again-off-again

After deciding to drop several US-sanctioned Mainland stocks, the HK Tracker Fund (managed by a US institution) is going to include them again. Maybe. But wait! There’s more! Maybe they will reverse the reverse.  Judge Ernie strikes back. The Chief … Continue reading

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The unimportance of being Ernest

Judge Ernie gets slapped down by the new Chief Justice – you may wear yellow underpants in court, after all. Otherwise, it’s the usual grimness. Activist Frances Hui in The Diplomat looks at how Beijing is pretty much criminalizing pro-democracy … Continue reading

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Yellow socks to be banned in law courts

The new Chief Justice is sworn in. Andrew Cheung Kui-nung will have been heavily vetted by the CCP. His first public comments as head of the judiciary are the familiar warnings against saying nasty things about judges – who, he … Continue reading

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A quick quiz to start the week

So the HK Police have convinced ISPs to block a site that doxes their men. (Apple Daily story here.) Pretty sure they’ve done this before. It’s something they are hypersensitive about – presumably a reflection of concerns over morale in … Continue reading

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CCP to deliver ‘laam chau’

Even parts of the Hong Kong establishment are nervous after what we can call the New Year Purge, until we have a better name for it. The SCMP worries about the fate of the 53 arrested in an analysis piece … Continue reading

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Parallel government, parallel universe

The CCP has spent the New Year period intimidating human-rights lawyers, sentencing a tycoon to death, mystifying us over the fate of Jack Ma, and blocking WHO Covid investigators. Then comes the dawn arrests of over 50 Hong Kong activists … Continue reading

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Prosecuting the victims

The old Hong Kong would have been horrified if the government prosecuted victims of a mob attack – to which the cops failed to respond – on passengers at an MTR station. But these days, the big shock is that … Continue reading

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