🌊 Free Tide: Konger gets arrested in Greece
Novel romanticising China's invasion gets Taiwan book shop in trouble
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Hongkonger tangled in Olympic protest in Greece
Activists in support of the “Free Tibet” movement gathered in Athens to advocate for the boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Joey Siu, a Hong Kong activist, is one of the three people arrested by Greek police at the demo, which preceded the Lighting Ceremony in Ancient Olympia last Monday.
Here is Siu herself seen in a video discussing the 2019-20 protests in Hong Kong and China’s violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
New cases: 3 (imported)
HK banned Air Canada flights incoming from Vancouver on Friday for two weeks after 60 imported cases were reported in a two-week period. Toronto-HK flights remain unaffected.
The invasion of China isn’t cool, man
A Taiwan bookstore in Hong Kong has taken a book off of its shelves after receiving National Security Law-related complaints. The book that was removed from Eslite Bookstore has been accused of glamourising the invasion of China by the Eight-National Alliance in 1900.
According to Global Times, the author of this book, Liu Qikun, has insulted China’s national anthem in the past.
I wonder if the price of this book has suddenly gone up (or down) drastically because of this incident.
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What else is in the news?
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued an apology (paywalled) after its Faster Payment System crashed Sunday morning during its system update.
Small businesses talk about how HK’s consumption vouchers scheme has given them “limited” help.
American law firm Mayer Brown has cut ties with HKU over the scandal concerning the university’s demand to remove the Pillar of Shame. Former Chief Executive CY Leung has demanded the boycotting of this firm since.
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