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    https://twitter.com/JeromeTay...23624458498049

    Pretty much what I’ve said before.

    https://twitter.com/alvinllum...21627567124481

    "Every so often someone will make this a topic – whether there is separation of powers in Hong Kong, they will cite some well known persons or judges. But there is nothing clearer than the Basic Law[emphasis added] ," says Carrie Lam
    Carrie Lam declares expropriation is part of the Basic Law. (The logical conclusion from the word of the Party is the law, made more explicit than ever. Basically the death of rule of law and replacement with rule by “law”, only openly.)
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    I don't follow much about the "Secretaries" in Hong Kong, so I was looking at wikipedia to learn more about Kevin Yeung. I was specifically wondering where he got his EdD or PhD in Education from... but then I saw he didn't have, so then I wondered about his Master's in Education... nope... Bachelors? Nope.

    How could it possibly be that the Secretary for Education doesn't have any education background in education? Would you have a Secretary for Justice that is not a trained solicitor? Having a look at the history of the Secretaries of Education, it seems they never come from backgrounds in education. I guess it's just a shoe-shiner position?

    (Seems it might be a position for characters with dubious records...)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Yeung

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    I don't follow much about the "Secretaries" in Hong Kong, so I was looking at wikipedia to learn more about Kevin Yeung. I was specifically wondering where he got his EdD or PhD in Education from... but then I saw he didn't have, so then I wondered about his Master's in Education... nope... Bachelors? Nope.

    How could it possibly be that the Secretary for Education doesn't have any education background in education? Would you have a Secretary for Justice that is not a trained solicitor? Having a look at the history of the Secretaries of Education, it seems they never come from backgrounds in education. I guess it's just a shoe-shiner position?

    (Seems it might be a position for characters with dubious records...)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Yeung
    Ah, good old British influence. I'm not sure any Secretary of state for education has had any educational experience in the UK. Ministers flip flop from one job to another, they don't necessarily know anything about them!

    Is this unusual internationally?
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    The pro-totalitarian parties usually tout that there can't be (absolute) separation of powers and even places like the UK don't have (absolute) separation of powers. I have never seen any claim that separation of powers must be absolute and that rather extreme concept does not exist anywhere that I am aware of which means separation of powers is a term that can not mean and absolute but does include such concepts as an independent judiciary, an elected legislative branch etc.

    https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-...partmentalized.


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    Cities vie to replace HK as asia hub

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    https://twitter.com/krislc/st...77657693515776

    https://twitter.com/xinwenxia...65813066555392

    In Hong Kong now, never say never, what you think utterly ridiculous can become commonplace with the system exposed for what it is.
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    A vote in a primary is apparently too complex for HK'ers. Perhaps voting is just too complex also.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...overnment-look

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