Last links of the Dog

With Monday likely to be write-off before the Lunar New Year zombie-time, I declare what looks set to be an unprecedented six-day weekend (possibly, at a stretch, a nine-day one) open – with a modest handful of diversions.

The Taiwan Sentinel on how China’s leaders’ paranoia is starting to look downright Soviet, as Mainland censors ban TV palace dramas and guys’ earrings.

Nobel economist Martin Feldstein on the US-China trade dispute: it’s not about soybeans and steel (have we told Trump this?), but tech and cheating. (I was once sent, in my capacity as Company Gwailo, to pick Prof Feldstein up at his hotel and escort him in one of the gleaming corporate Mercedes to the HK Monetary Authority – all because the Big Boss was mesmerized by the Nobel thing and was desperate to get in the great man’s face, by proxy at least. Slightly awkward, out-of-my-depth, conversation.

And for the differently attention-spanned, a nice series of student-made videos over at HK Free Press: ‘Hong Kong Humans’.

That’s it ‘til Pig Year.

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