🌊Free Tide: Quarantine-free, baby!
Would you break the law for chocolate?
I’m starting Tide with some shameless self-promotion: I am proud to announce that I have released my first book, Stern Reflections: A Summer in Ghana. It is free to read and download online, and I would love to hear your feedback.
It is a cautionary tale about voluntourism (or something similar) accompanied by a collection of photos, taken by yours truly.
No! More! Quarantine!
Thanks to the Return2HK scheme, residents of mainland China and Macau can enter Hong Kong without needing to quarantine as of today (8 September). Exciting news, I imagine for anyone who is a frequent traveller of these areas.
There will be a cap of up to 2,000 residents from China and Macau (1,000 to each region) who can enter HK each day.
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District councillors set for oath-taking
200 district councillors will be taking their oaths of allegiance starting on Friday (10 September). This is a required event: anyone who doesn’t attend will be removed from their positions.
"If authorities are not satisfied with the oath taken by certain district councillors, they will be given chances to explain. The oath administrator will then determine whether the oath-taking is valid or not."
— Chief Executive Carrie Lam
There will be four rounds of ceremonies to complete this process with each councillor and will begin with those on HK Island.
They’ve ruined chocolate now
That’s what some people are doing, according to Security Secretary Chris Tang.
Some prison inmates, with the help of their visitors, have reportedly been using chocolate to lure new followers in with the goal of becoming a new threat to national security.
What is the most you’d do for some chocolate?
What else is happening?
“Gorgeous intruder has us on the edge”. Thanks, The Standard.
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