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New week, new security law
Today on Tide we have something nice before diving into the big bad news. No, it’s not sponsored, we just like them.
Shoutout to Poland
Something massively underrated is the Polish consulate’s monthly newsletter. I learn something new in it every time and if you like cooking and fun free events, it’s the newsletter for you. Send them an e-mail at email@example.com and let them know we sent you!
ZERO new COVID-19 cases yesterday? That sows my oats and butters my bread. Let’s keep it up HK!
An app designed to help Hongkongers travel to the mainland is on its way, according to a government pandemic adviser. This is meant to make it easier for quarantine-free travel for those on each side of the border. FYI, officials say the odds of the border between the SAR and mainland reopening by February are slim (paywalled).
National Security Law 2.0
There may be a new and improved security law coming by 2022. As in, the government is working on Article 23 which may go live by then, which is meant to “fill gaps” in the one introduced to HK last year.
In case you need a refresher on Article 23, here’s Hong Kong Free Press’ explanation:
Don’t mind the double “to” in there, we’ve done far worse copyediting work here on HT.
In NSL-ish news, the barricades set up during the 2019 protests around the government HQ in Admiralty have been taken down because the building is no longer a target for vandalism and other law-breaking acts.
A number of lawyers have put together The Compendium Project, a database containing records of hundreds of protest-related court cases.
I know we all basically knew HK’s “biggest opposition trade union” was saying goodbye, but the Confederation of Trade Unions took an official vote and the results showed an “overwhelming majority” called for disbandment. The reasons? “Obvious” (paywalled).
Keeping Up with the Consulates
The latest updates on HK’s diplomatic circle(s).
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