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Free flag raising (if it's red and has stars)
Since I missed Bloomsday at Delaney’s this year, I decided to trek myself over the James Joyce’s tower in Dublin this afternoon. I’m sure at least one Irish person reads High Tide - please allow your patriotism to flow.
Which is all the better because patriotism is highly recommended in HK!
On Today’s Tide
Society | Public housing to be built modular
COVID | Macau opens up (kinda)
Politics | Free flag hanging
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Crime | One more arrested for child abuse scandal
Education | Long hair? For GUYS? Education can’t handle that
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With waits for public flats averaging 6.1 years as of March, it’s no secret that the current system for public housing….needs work.
Winnie Ho, Secretary for Housing, said yesterday that the government are planning to create public housing using modular construction - similar to how quarantine facilities were built at high speed.
Parts will be pre-fabricated and simply put together on site - obviously with variations depending on terrain. Although Ho also mentioned that bigger sites will be chosen as it will be easier to build on them.
So if you miss your Penny’s Bay quarantine experience, you can now do it all again at home!
The government will release a investigative report in Sept looking at options.
COVID in Hong Kong
New cases: 4265
Total cases: 1,317,743
New deaths: 7
Total deaths: 9,461
Macau loosens quarantine
After a rough 12 day lockdown (which also saw Macau focusing on testing helpers, leading to some criticisms on … racist grounds), Macau has begun to open back up - Casinos and some non-essential businesses opened on a limited scale yesterday
Hang your flags out for free! (Subject to patriotism)
The government will be setting out specific rules and regulations for waivers for groups and individuals who want to hang Chinese and HK flags in an attempt to allow the public to “express patriotic feelings on the premise of respecting the national flag”.
Currently, all public flag hanging is subject to administrative and safety inspection fees, but this might soon change if you’re hanging the five star flag.
This came after CE John Lee personally asked the Highways Dept to waive a $147k bill for a group who hanged flags across the New Territories last year. Although the fees had already been paid, a pro-China op-ed recently brought the issue to light accusing the government of “punishing” patriots for not doing what “the government should have done”
The group has now had their fees waived and any refunds will be taken care of in due course.
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