🌊 Slapped with sedition charges
Has anyone seen this snail?
I cannot believe I’m about to talk to you about a lost snail.
Cyril insisted that I share the story of Boy Boy, the pet snail of a woman who claims she lost her beloved slime baby whilst on the MTR this past Sunday.
If you’re approached by a snail searching for its owner Ng, please get in touch with her at 92885442 or 52828643.
This is not a bit. I almost wish it was.
PS Minor plug, but I thought some of our readers would enjoy seeing bits of Hong Kong in other parts of the world. I took this photo in Markham, a “city” located a half-hour drive (in good traffic) northeast of downtown Toronto.
On Today’s Tide
Politics | Sedition charge hits Jimmy Lai and other pro-democracy activists.
COVID-19 | Three-day quarantine measure placed on air cargo crew.
Events | Celebrate a merry New Year’s Eve in the West Kowloon District’s Art Park.
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Crime | Foster home staff suspended over abuse reports. Also two siblings arrested for HK$384 million laundering scheme.
Appointments | New appointments announced for the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council.
Sedition charges for Jimmy Lai and former Apple staff
Jimmy Lai, six other ex-senior Apple Daily staff, and three associated companies have been charged with conspiracy to publish seditious publications intending to incite hatred against the Hong Kong judiciary, HKSAR and mainland Chinese governments. Other accusations include the claim they were encouraging HK residents to resort to violence and unlawful behaviour between April 2019 to June 2021.
Other protest-related news updates:
Three people have received jail sentences of up to 4.5 years over arson at Kowloon Tong MTR Station during an anti-government protest in October 2019.
Nine people have been found guilty of rioting in the Polytechnic University area in November 2019. At this time during the height of the anti-government protests, police had surrounded violent protesters on the university campus.
Air cargo staff face stricter quarantine measures
The crew working in air cargo will have to quarantine for three days when they arrive in Hong Kong due to the growing imported cases of Omicron and worries of a “fifth wave”.
Two residential blocks in Discovery Bay and Tuen Mun were placed under mandatory lockdown and testing. Others who have been in the building areas during the designated period (5-28 December) are required to undergo testing as well.
Government aid for domestic helpers will be extended to continue assistance with stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New cases: 6 (imported)
Five of the new cases are of the N501Y and T478K mutant strains. Two of the new cases are local aircrew members.
Countdown to 2022 in West Kowloon
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Hong Kong WinterFest 2021
You can catch the end of the year at WinterFest in the West Kowloon Cultural District’s Art Park. It’s free for all visitors, and I hear there’s a giant Christmas tree you can get all your pics for the gram in front of.
When: 31 December, 11 AM - 6 PM (last admission at 5:30)
Where: Harbourside Lawn West, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Affordable Art Gallery
Alisan Fine Arts-Aberdeen has organised an exhibition of ‘affordable art‘ for the month of December. The works of 12 artists including Cai Wen-You, Chinyee, Barbara Edelstein, and more are on display Room 2305, Hing Wai Centre 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen.
The exhibition will end on 31 Dec 2021. For more information visit the event website!
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