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World’s most mundane historic Sunday beckons

I am due to take part in a historic event on Sunday: the opening of Hong Kong’s ultra-expensive Vacant Express high-speed rail link to places we don’t want to go to. Specifically, I will be meeting someone arriving on a … Continue reading

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New cold war shock horror carnage looms

Chinese officials snottily reprimand the US for imposing tariffs, violating oh-so sacred free-trade principles and behaving irrationally. Behind this self-righteousness and bravado is shock and fear. Half the newspaper columns in the free world ponderously conclude that even if Donald … Continue reading

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Carrie Lam announces committee on Bee Swarm procedures

The Hong Kong Transport Department starts Wednesday with an announcement that it needs more time to clear roads still blocked after Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday. It is an unintentional reminder (along with the Great Tai Po Post-Storm Traumatized Killer Bees … Continue reading

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Actuaries’ conference a great success

Time to pull up a seat and enjoy the irresistible sight of righteous wrathful hordes savagely turning on a lame, whimpering, out-of-touch government that has made a basic and predictable blunder. Hong Kong front-line services like the fire department, observatory, … Continue reading

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Other neighbourhood tree collapses

There should be a word for that wistful feeling in Hong Kong when you go to bed as a mayhem-wreaking typhoon is passing, and you fervently desire the Number 8 signal to still be up the next morning (a Monday … Continue reading

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It’s back…

…following rectification and reconstruction, in time for Friday dinner, namely Hainan chicken rice. Til next week…

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Where’s the beef?

It is one of those Fridays when the South China Morning Post sees fit to insert a weighty slab of glossy magazine called Style into the paper. It forces readers to get some exercise as they carry it to the … Continue reading

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Art news

We all know that Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong micro-manages the fight against separatists, pro-democrats, the Foreign Correspondents Club, and other threats to national security. Now, the department-owned newspaper Wen Wei Po seems to be launching a campaign against … Continue reading

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Carrie Lam officially heartbroken

While the Chinese leadership’s paranoia about splittists is real, the official panic about Hong Kong independence is fake. There is no contradiction in this. Andy Chan and his HK National Party exemplify the current constraints on the Communist Party’s control … Continue reading

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Government officials attend secret underground ritual

It’s not every day you get what might be called a ‘private government ceremony’, but that’s what happened at the One Country Two Systems Sacrificial Midnight Mass deep in the bowels of the West Kowloon Express Rail Station. It was … Continue reading

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