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Yes, God did speak to Carrie Lam

Just before I left on my inspection tour of Zhongshan, Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said that God had told her to ‘run’ in the quasi-election for Chief Executive. Skeptics chortled as they pictured the elderly, bearded Creator of … Continue reading

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Carrie’d-out

Hong Kong ends the first full working week of 2017 suffering from an overdose of Carrie Lam. The Chief Secretary’s stage-managed resignation announcement points the way to a choreographed ‘election’ in March through which the Chinese government will make her … Continue reading

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Team Carrie set to dazzle, inspire city

Hong Kong is in suspense as it waits to see which of two or three aging mediocre bureaucrats China’s Communist Party will use as puppets in a rigged charade of an ‘election’ for the city’s next hapless failed leader. The … Continue reading

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HK’s next administration grimly forms

While the Palace Museum 20th Anniversary Gift Vision degenerates into a classic Hong Kong government PR-disaster, preparations for the investiture of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam as the city’s next Chief Executive continue. As they must – assuming that the geniuses … Continue reading

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It seemed like a good idea at the time

A profound cliché advises that, if you are in a hole, you should stop digging. Sadly, this does not apply to Hong Kong officials when continuing to shovel energetically down into a pit of night-soil is a sign of loyalty … Continue reading

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Carrie’s Palace Museum Pile of Doo-doo

Despite the over-obvious patriotic glorious-motherland angle, the lack of popular enthusiasm for the 20th anniversary of reunification with China, and the fact that the finest of the treasures are in Taipei, Hong Kong people should have broadly welcomed the prospect … Continue reading

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Carrie Lam helps out forgotten elderly

Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will ‘announce’ her ‘candidacy’ for Chief Executive ‘election’ next week. Thursday, it seems. But wait! The mind-numbing hyper-predictability takes on unprecedentedly freakish dimensions – which is to say, the script-writers developing the story are … Continue reading

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The pile of toxic mud that would not die

After mulling it over, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will, according to the chatter, ‘announce’ her ‘candidacy’ in the March ‘election’ for Hong Kong Chief Executive next week. The Chinese Communist Party’s local zombies will be under instructions to remain non-committal … Continue reading

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HK prepares for ‘20 Years of Joyous Yippee Fun’ celebrations

July 1, 2017 will be the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China. At the behest of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (allegedly, etc), Beijing will give the city a reunification gift in the form … Continue reading

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What we did on our holidays

And so we emerge into the daylight, blinking, after the Great Hibernation. A period that was not totally unproductive… I did my civic duty – volunteering for a day’s Counter-Tourism Patrol along the Peak Tram tracks, ensuring that none of … Continue reading

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