🌊 Banning telegram?
Beijing students stage a protest
I actually did end up going to Open Couple on Saturday and will (actually) go to other events we advertise so (if it doesn't feel like conflict of interest which it's uh ….. not …. As far as I'm concerned anyway) let us know if you want us to help out.
Article on that ….later
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What does John Lee Want to do again?
John Lee will be inaugurated in July as Chief Executive (6 weeks according to Charlotte's calendar, but I'll probably be out of town soooo). You, as the ever politically wary reader, am probably worried.
That’s why I forced our unpaid interns to read John Lee’s 44 page manifesto and come up with a great summary.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 328 (39 imported)
Total cases: 1,209,068
New deaths: 0
Total deaths: 9361
The Privacy Commissioner is moving towards banning Telegram, an app that allows anonymous messaging, due to political doxxing related to its usage. While those in favour argue that it will help the HKSAR gov ensure national security, everyone who is not literally that reminds us that banning Telegram would be the first time the gov has acted to ban a method of communication.
Even Russia was unable to ban it because they realized that Telegram’s backend channels are related to much more innocent posts. To ban one would likely mean banning both (said Mr. Putin with bated breath).
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Shows, hangouts, and exhibitions coming this week
This week’s events roundup focuses mainly on theatre and art, including the Open Couple, directed by long-term High Tide fan Ryan King. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking day (or night) out, check these out:
• The Open Couple: https://bit.ly/399ljfP
• The Decalogue: https://bit.ly/3Md4vTO
• Hai la un Spritz: https://bit.ly/39bvTmy
• Adrift in Time exhibition: https://bit.ly/3L7imtw
• NFT Art Experience: https://bit.ly/3FI3Veu
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