It is sickening how timid our officials are in unloading baggage from the colonial government. I refer to the Geneva Convention Against Torture it signed on our behalf. A quarter of a century after the handover, Hong Kong is still handcuffed to the same stupid policy, despite decades of abuse.
Jeremy Corbyn, the former British Labor Party leader, may be many things, but he is no fool. Lately, he seriously questions whether military alliances, such as NATO, are an effective deterrent against aggression.
Finally, the other shoe has dropped. Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of a second term. The city is heaving a collective sigh of relief. After five horrible years that will haunt Hong Kong for eternity, she will be remembered as the 21st century captain of the Titanic who tried to evade two icebergs.
Every fifteen years or so, the world is treated to a new war, courtesy of major powers. The Vietnam War saw mighty America defeated by "farmers in pyjamas", the Iraqi War was waged over non-existent weapons of mass destruction, then the 20-year Afghan War, and now in Ukraine, a proxy war between Russia and the West.
How I wish Law had attended the infamous birthday party! His four and a half years in government is a blank, unless you count his crazy bureaucratization of supermarket subsidies an achievement. He is useless to Lam and a curse to the poor. His Gold Bauhinia Star should be repossessed, his IQ rechecked and his job removed.
The West has crucified China for quelling the unrest in Hong Kong. Joining the chorus of criticism, President Biden has condemned China for failure to keep its promise to give Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy.
Suddenly, everywhere in the West, China is seen as a supervillain.
China stands accused of crimes against humanity. The West has already pronounced it guilty.
The latest to join the condemnation is the UK-based Uyghur Tribunal, supposedly unofficial and unbiased. But it has behaved no better than a kangaroo court, losing no time in jumping to its foregone conclusion: China is guilty as charged.