The Hong Kong government tells the United Nations human-rights farce that the city has no faults at all, and in particular there is no evidence that people abducted by Mainland security forces were abducted by Mainland security forces.
Our officials are also refining their fantasy-creation skills at a day-to-day local level. Tung Chung was inundated with Mainland tourist-shopper hordes over the weekend, courtesy of the new Zhuhai Mega-Bridge. People there complained about the harm to their quality of life. The government and tourism lobby are now – quite deftly – redefining the problem. It’s suddenly not about overcrowding making life hell for residents, but about unauthorized Mainland tour guides taking business from registered local operators, so call the cops in.
It’s not about whether we turn your neighbourhood into an uninhabitable dump – it’s about whether we get a cut. Thank you for your attention.
I declare the week half-way over with this little ‘lookalike’. A few evenings ago, I took a pic of a beverage outlet at the bottom of Cochrane Street in Central. My intention was to capture its enchanting and thought-provoking slogan about the possibilities of coffee. Instead, I found it was recreating Ed Hopper…