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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Thanks for this, not read this one. My favourite author.
    You obviously have a filthy mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    You obviously have a filthy mind
    I do, but his books are not, just masterpieces of literature.
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    https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/07...he-axe/565679/

    The street had been closed to all vehicular traffic from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. (Before 2014, it was closed evenings from Monday through Saturday and on public holidays, but that was scaled back to weekends and public holidays only.) Because of the noise complaints, the district council voted in May to end the pedestrian zone.
    The noise complaints are just the latest controversy to play out on this busy street, following scuffles between pro-China dance groups and anti-China “localist” protestors in 2015, and violent clashes between riot police and protestors in 2016.
    I think this story has been posted in other places. I really can't believe this. But it amazes me at the little ways there are increasing repercussions for any "anti-China" sentiment. It will be stamped out.

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    Competition watchdog states there is a lack of competition in the retail petrol sector with price changes that don't perhaps look market based. They suggest a few tweaks in the law would stop the risk of Hong Kongers being gouged by rent seeking from government friendly businesses.

    The government on July 17 rejected a commission suggestion that longer-term structural reform of the petrol market be launched, saying “the costs could outweigh the benefits”.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ernment-reform


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/07...he-axe/565679/



    I think this story has been posted in other places. I really can't believe this. But it amazes me at the little ways there are increasing repercussions for any "anti-China" sentiment. It will be stamped out.
    Out if interest I checked the figures for people convicted by the EPD for making noise through street performance in the last ten years. Given the daily complaints on Sai Yeung Choi street the figure was not that surprising









































    ZERO
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Out if interest I checked the figures for people convicted by the EPD for making noise through street performance in the last ten years. Given the daily complaints on Sai Yeung Choi street the figure was not that surprising









































    ZERO
    I am surprised.... wait, no I'm not. That was a good idea. A purely political decision then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    I am surprised.... wait, no I'm not. That was a good idea. A purely political decision then?
    Absolutely. I was told it was going to happen before the umbrella movement. No large pedestrian only zones. Safer that way.

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    You really can't make this up.


    Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force Chairperson Jane Lee then gave an account of the commission and its task forces’ achievements in the past year. These included the implementation of youth engagement programmes such as Be a Government Official for a Day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    These included the implementation of youth engagement programmes such as Be a Government Official for a Day.
    I.e. show people what it's like to get paid a lot more than private sector workers while working fewer hours and doing next to nothing with next to zero risk of ever being laid off. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    The city now has a "Prosecution Week" because of a growing tide of violence and "rioting" in Hong Kong has demonstrated a need to better educate Hong Kong residents on the city's laws.

    HK violence shows need for education: Teresa Cheng - RTHK

    You can't make this up
    Wasn't she the one to have an illegal construction in her backyard?

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