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The British Consulate welcomes a fresh face!
A warm, diplomatic welcome
The UK has welcomed its new consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, who will begin his tenure at the office in June.
Who is he? Brian Davidson, who is succeeding Andrew Heyn, has worked in China, Lithuania, and Australia. He joined the Foreign Service in 1985 and was a diplomat in Beijing from 1988 to 1992, a consul general in Guangzhou from 2006 to 2010, and a consul general in Shanghai from 2011 to 2015. Prior to moving to HK, he was the UK ambassador to Thailand.
Does he prefer fish & chips or beans on toast? I don’t know, but I certainly do hope he has tried those vegan sausage rolls at Gregg’s.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 7 (1 local case)
Total cases: 11,859 cases so far (65 active cases, 210 total deaths, 11,584 total recovered)
In other news…
RTHK needs its satirical shows like the now-removed Headliner programme to survive, a lawyer tells the High Court. Senior counsel Johannes Chan emphasised the importance of allowing satire in order to protect HK’s freedom of speech. RTHK also just cut Letter to Hong Kong, another one of their current affairs radio programmes.
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