But actually, I think now with the NSL and the possibility of extradition to China, which does have the death penalty, it's not really true to say there's "no death penalty". For the average person, I think the fear of going to prison for things as simple as having a particular flag, saying a particular slogan, singing a particular song or even booing at the wrong time (all in manners that were common just a few years ago) is a more tangible, immediate concern.
As for universal health care, it has its limitations. I've seen elderly stuck at home for half a year with a condition, waiting for treatment. With their mobility severely restricted in that time, I'm not sure it's so "universal" and I'm not sure I personally want to have to depend on it in the future.
Ex Colleague has just left HK for South Korea. She is Hong Kong born. She was always unhappy with the governance of HK and the increasing control of Bejing. She sold her flat back in the middle of the 2019 protests to be ready to leave.
Yesterday she contacted me because her cousin, his wife and 2 small kids are moving to my town in the UK and wanted advice on what areas to live for good schooling.
Her Mum and Dad (in their 60''s I assume) are also intending to move near by. They do not speak a word of English!
You don't want to stay safe with a mask compliant society but you want to travel elsewhere so you can travel elsewhere in non-mask compliant societies?? The 99.9% compliance of mask wearing suggests to me it really is a non issue.Original Post Deleted
Anyway yes your criticism of HKSAR government's non-policy of the future plans for travel seems very valid. HK should open up with the rest of the world but can't and could open up with China but won't.
Again your criticism of of HK Gov's non-policy of border opening is valid but probably not a very very strong reason for expats leaving but a reason for people not to come. This lack of governance vision coupled with the anti-foreigner sentiments and lack of quality of life improvements, GDP growth in the doldrums for years etc...Original Post Deleted
I don't think it is possible to find recent peer reviewed evidence to support this. Falsehoods...Original Post Deleted
looks like HK will be overrun with more mainlanders to compensate the loss of people
Or maybe I'm just full of shit.
Link?Original Post Deleted
'In areas with community transmission of COVID-19, wearing a medical or non-medical face mask is recommended in confined public spaces and can be considered in crowded outdoor settings'
From ECDC - Using face masks in the community: first update Effectiveness in reducing transmission of COVID-19 15 February 2021
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