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Government on alert for creation of issues

A UK parliamentary group criticizes the Hong Kong Police for breaking international conventions in their treatment of volunteer medics at protests. The government denies it and goes into predictable whiny petulant foot-stamping mode.  (If you like that official statement, you’ll … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, just across the street…

Despite the rain and the gloomy skies, the neighbourhood suddenly looks brighter…  This six-floor walk-up probably dates back to the 1960s-70s. Normally, if a developer acquires a whole building like this, they knock it down and build a 40-floor block … Continue reading

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An attack of obsessive-compulsive dem-elimination disorder

HK01 report that Beijing is trying to disenfranchise or disqualify pan-dems from joining and voting in the Chief Executive Election Committee. This is apparently because the dems’ landslide victory in the district council elections boosts their numbers on the 1,200-strong … Continue reading

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Beijing aggression reaching new heights

First Beijing aimed threats at exotic mist-shrouded and harmless Bhutan; now it’s targeting the sturdily neutral yodelling chocolatiers of Switzerland. China extends its Everyone’s Making Us Really Angry foreign policy into the most inaccessible and inoffensive landlocked mountainous nations. Plucky … Continue reading

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Farewell to July 2020

Make a quick list of all the horrors from the first 31 days of Hong Kong’s National Security Regime. Chances are you’ll miss at least a few. HKFP count 11 – one every 2.8 days. ‘Like obituaries one after the … Continue reading

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Well, at least they take an interest in local affairs

I don’t nose around Reddit much, but here’s something for aficionados of Hong Kong gwailos who are staunchly pro-blue ribbon/CCP. A guy called ‘Dan’, originally from Melbourne, who goes around painting over Lennon walls. Best jump straight to the vid … Continue reading

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The hits keep on coming

What makes you think that, for all the military might and obnoxious bluster, the CCP lacks confidence? One day they arrest a huddle of teenagers for trying to split the whole nation with a social-media post. The next day they … Continue reading

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Yes, we’ve joined the ranks of banana republics

Hong Kong can finally look other banana-republic police states in the face – its new national security cops have successfully performed their very first ‘midnight knock at the door’ arrests, complete with bundling people into unmarked cars under cover of … Continue reading

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Your mid-week Mainlandizations…

Benny Tai is fired from Hong Kong U, with the Liaison Office applauding the move with impressive speed soon after the gutless announcement. In overruling the university’s Senate, the HKU Council is simply doing the CCP’s bidding. You could say … Continue reading

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Visionary media revenue model invented

Further to SCMP going behind a paywall… I know journalism isn’t free. But I’m never going to read more than roughly 5-10% of any publication’s content, so I don’t get great value for money from most subscriptions. And paying for … Continue reading

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