Like Tree1968Likes

Hong Kong's steady descent into a police state

Reply
Page 127 of 143 FirstFirst ... 119 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 135 ... LastLast
  1. #1261

    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    1,950
    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    The first honest government appointment in years.
    Nonetheless it’s tragic. A year ago, they still tried to promote HK as a business hub among all this. Now, they are not even promoting it anymore, it’s clear that HK remaining a business hub is not relevant to policy, and if it stays like that for a few years, 80% of expats will leave, and of those locals who can, a big chunk as well.
    Gatts, Coolboy, Mcdavid and 1 others like this.

  2. #1262

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    猴山
    Posts
    22,173
    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    Nonetheless it’s tragic. A year ago, they still tried to promote HK as a business hub among all this. Now, they are not even promoting it anymore, it’s clear that HK remaining a business hub is not relevant to policy, and if it stays like that for a few years, 80% of expats will leave, and of those locals who can, a big chunk as well.
    Not true

    Still peddling round-tripped money as FDI. Where's the one country?

    https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2021/06/...ml?type=ticker
    Coolboy likes this.

  3. #1263

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    7,476
    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    Nonetheless it’s tragic. A year ago, they still tried to promote HK as a business hub among all this. Now, they are not even promoting it anymore, it’s clear that HK remaining a business hub is not relevant to policy, and if it stays like that for a few years, 80% of expats will leave, and of those locals who can, a big chunk as well.
    I think we should put it this way: Promoting HK as a business hub is still...how should I put it..."nominally" important to the HK government, I mean they still go through the motions to do that as Yau does. BUT, the priority clearly is national security...if that conflicts with HK as a business hub, then security takes precedence. If that hurts HK's status as an international finance centre, who cares, according to the government, the Greater Bay Area is the future. How? How dare you ask on the specifics, I'll report you to national security hotline? What the government says cannot be challenged! (I'm mocking the government obviously, but its not a stretch to imagine that given the worsening political climate).

    In short, international business concerns can take a hike, according to the government:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/25/b...hnk/index.html

  4. #1264

    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    7,693

    Some nice new kit to replace the Unimogs and further enhance community policing
    https://twitter.com/galileocheng/sta...377107462?s=21


  5. #1265

  6. #1266

    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Posts
    669
    why do I get the felling that ultimately that legal definition will be along the lines of “things we don’t like”?

  7. #1267

    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    7,476
    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    why do I get the felling that ultimately that legal definition will be along the lines of “things we don’t like”?
    That's precisely the point of this "fake news" law. Its really unnecessary if you look at it objectively. There are already defamation laws in place that one can sue the media for, if they publish factually untrue statements that damages the reputation and credibility of someone. This is just more censorship under the guise of controlling "fake news".

    Now some suggest because of the speed of the spread of fake news through social media, traditional defamation laws are too slow to halt these kind of disinformation. And some jurisdictions in the West are indeed contemplating some kind of fake news law.

    But of course, the big difference is that in those jurisdictions, such proposed laws really are intent on tackling fake news. They are also in jurisdictions with a democratic form of government with check and balances, both of which are absent in HK. It is all too easy to conclude this fake news law is just another instrument to control the media in HK.
    Last edited by Coolboy; 26-06-2021 at 05:24 PM.
    dossier likes this.

  8. #1268

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    23,164
    Shitheads are going to shithead. The rule of law died a year ago.
    Gatts, dossier and rs4 like this.

  9. #1269

    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Hong Kong SAR China
    Posts
    1,763
    What's with the weird pseudo Che Guevara poster in the background?

  10. #1270