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  1. #21

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    The Atlantic: Farewell to Hong Kong and Its Big Lie.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/internat...tm_source=feed

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    From that article...

    Yellow uniforms never happened...

    https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/new...ow-white-stamp


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    Quote Originally Posted by seirin:
    Nothing like showing the new boys who's in charge by NOT showing up.

    It's a power move.
    I'm not saying I don't get the no-show power play or that I haven't seen it happen in China, I just don't think it fits with Xi's current right-now China Rejuvenation agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    From that article...

    Yellow uniforms never happened...

    https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/new...ow-white-stamp
    I suppose HK Post's management figured out that some of their philatelic designs may pop up in letter boxes ... well ... anywhere.

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    Good time to ask - so how many have noticed that elegislation now no longer post pre-1997 legislation?

    https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/


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    It used to have everything pre-1997. Disappeared around Feb 2020 silently overnight with a slightly refurbished site + slightly diff url appearing next day. I happened to be checking something and one day it was there, the next morn gone. There was some press about DOJ relaunching a more user-friendly dual language site but apart from the tweaks to graphics, url, database exactly the same but everything pre1997 disappeared .

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    Yeah thank goodness for hklii and whoever is running it - hklii didn't always look like that too, notice what the front page says about since 2020? Could be coincidence but I'm assuming some ppl must have noticed as well and started making sure the site had the complete repository. I'm worried it'll somehow get axed through indirect means eventually so I just use it quietly and have been backing up the pages slowly myself.

    But what I said earlier was indeed about the HK e Legislation. The url used to be legislation . gov.hk (which now directs to the new elegislation site). It had everything pre-1997 that you could click from the drop-down menu for previous versions. What hklii has now is just the data without the nice interface. I was using it to check an old shipping statute around 3am and next morning at 8am, gone and everything else pre1997. Most ppl wouldn't notice unless they're using it to check old stuff. I called 2 lawyer friends and they said I must be clicking the wrong links until they logged onto the net to see for themselves.

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    Free and complete online access to all and old legislation has no purpose except for referene and research. Imo, they gave some bs relaunch as excuse to quietly delete the pre-1997 stuff. elegislation front page didn't always say "consolidated legislation dating back to 30 June 1997" - presumably they did that to cover ass in case someone accused them of removing stuff. It is such a petty move beyond belief. I think they did it just so no one has easy access to be able to compare what laws might have been like during UK times or now because they don't like to be pressured into improving. Useless.


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    No sinister purpose - just straight up petty and small-minded, v China style. How ridiculous is it that the government site for legislation isn't the most comprehensive source and we have to rely on a third party NGO site. What really kills me is that they spent money and time to remove something that was already there and free to the average joe public. Not even the slightest bit of magnanimity after all this time.

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    Most sites are archived.

    Jump in your Delorean and travel back in time...

    https://howchoo.com/g/zmzhy2e0nmi/ti...browse-history


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