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Another exciting win-win!

One benefit for the Hong Kong government in battling furiously to locate Mainland immigration checkpoints in the bowels of the West Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station is that it distracts everyone from the money wasted by the white elephant project. The … Continue reading

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Communist Party boosts image in HK again

You never know exactly where the next globule of putrid slime will ooze out of Beijing’s local power/support base in Hong Kong. It could be from any of the shoe-shining tycoons and bureaucrats, shady patriotic businessmen, opportunistic loyalist politicians, obedient … Continue reading

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But we still have the highest-paid officials…

It’s not often that people pay attention to business in the Hong Kong Legislative Council, or to the thoughts of lawmaker Regina Ip. But today is an exception. The former Broomhead, Security Secretary and wannabe Chief Executive criticizes the government’s … Continue reading

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The coming ‘new normal’ of shoe-shining

It’s hard to keep up with the fast-swelling Xi Jinping personality cult. Officials in one town are paying homage to a (thriving) tree the Chairman-of-Everything once planted. Minions in another are ordering villagers to replace pictures of Jesus with images … Continue reading

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Carrie ordered to get on with impossible job from Hell

Beijing official Li Fei delivers his very important speech on How and Why We Will Continue to Crush Worthless Hong Kong Vermin. This was a much-anticipated event because hundreds of schoolchildren were forced to watch via TV links. Local officials … Continue reading

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Cuddly Panda-power update

People keeping up with China’s United Front ‘soft power’ rampage Down Under will know of the latest from New Zealand and the Australian book cancellation – and another Badiucao cartoon to eloquently sum it up. One feature of China’s systematic … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Patriotic Freak-Out Report

The Mouth-Froth Red-Light National-Security Freak-Out Alarms went off twice yesterday in Hong Kong. First of all, kids distributed  pro-independence leaflets at schools. Under Hong Kong’s legal system, there is no distinction between handing out leaflets advertising pizza delivery or calling … Continue reading

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Getting subtle with HK

Are Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing bores ranting uncontrollably about people disrespecting the Chinese national anthem as part of a competition to see who can shoe-shine the Communist Party most avidly? Or are their often-contradictory screeches masterminded by psy-ops United Front controllers … Continue reading

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Peak inconvenience

A weekend stroll on the Peak (up to Victoria Park, closer to the actual pinnacle, from which you can look down on what is usually called ‘The Peak’). The luxury homes around here are among the most expensive on the … Continue reading

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Carrie’s latest struggle – to outperform CY

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam admits to feeling hopeless (in sense 1, not 2). Clutching her pearls in desperation, she tells RTHK that she wants to bring a divided society together, but controversies get in the way. What she … Continue reading

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