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HK short film wins big in Cannes
It’s been a while. Envisioned a dramatic return to High Tide on this cloudy Monday morning, but today seems like an incredibly slow news day. How anticlimactic. Thanks to Sze Yu for taking over for me in the meantime, hope you all enjoyed his stay too!
Police call for support on “anti-terrorism drills”
The force plans to work with the MTR Corporation, local hotels and shops to conduct counterterrorism drills and call on the public to help them safeguard national security. Raymond Siu Chak-yee, Commissioner of Police, warned the public against leaving flower tributes, “committing inciting acts and giving inciteful speeches” to mourn a man who stabbed an officer before killing himself on 1 July. The attack was described as a “lone wolf act of domestic terrorism” (paywalled).
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 2 (imported)
Total cases: 11,957 cases so far (68 active cases, 212 total deaths, 11,677 total recovered)
In other news…
On the topic of the 1 July stabbing, Siu notes that HKU students may have endangered national security by expressing gratitude towards the police officer’s assailant. ICYMI, HKU’s student union passed a motion “appreciating the suspect’s sacrifice”, which the force equated to promoting and glorifying terrorism.
HK film All The Crows In The World takes home the Palme D’Or for “Best Short Film” in Cannes. The short focuses on a young girl whose cousin invites her to a mysterious party where she forms unlikely relationships.