🌊 Free Tide: Netizens criticise HK Olympian for wearing black
Chief Executive discusses national security, cultural conflicts, "one country, two systems" and more on RTHK's Backchat
Today’s a little slow, but I’m running on two hours of sleep so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. Sleep deprivation sounds like an appropriate start to Monday mornings.
HK badminton rep at Tokyo Olympics responds to complaints on his clothing
Angus Ng came under fire from pro-Beijing netizens for wearing a black shirt to the Olympics. Ng stated that since his sponsorships have ended, he prepares his own competition attire and selected clothes he felt were comfortable. He also encouraged the public to focus on his athletic performance rather than his outfit.
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“What sort of freedoms have we lost?” Carrie Lam asked in an exclusive interview with RTHK’s Backchat on Friday. Hosts Hugh Chiverton and Karen Koh grilled the Chief Executive on a variety of pressing topics, including her backtracked election pledges, effects of the National Security Law just over a year after its enactment and implementing the “one country, two systems” framework.
Lucky for you, all you need to know about the hour-long interview has been shortened into this explainer. This was actually pretty interesting to write, give it a read if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.
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