🌊Pelosi concludes Taiwan Visit
The absolute wreck of Jumbo
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On Today’s Tide
Culture | Jumbo found wrecked
COVID | $70k for the gov after COVID non-compliance
NSL: Captain America 2.0 gets reduced jail sentence
Three anti-triad cops collude with triad (who was an undercover cop)
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Greater China | Pelosi leaves Taiwan
Pelosi gets highest Taiwanese civilian award
Chinese military holding drills off Taiwanese coast
China stopping imports and exports for several Taiwanese products
John Lee and C.Y. Leung speak out against Pelosi’s visit
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Jumbo wrecked off Sansha
The corpse of Jumbo has come back - kind of. Maritime authorities in Sansha said that they’ve found the massive restaurant stranded and wrecked with a broken hull off the reefs of the Paracel islands where the boat sunk (sorry capsized to the bottom of the ocean) in June.
Local authorities have asked the tugboat company to continue towing as soon as possible, so that the rest of the boat can be salvaged.
If you need to catch up on your Jumbo lore, I recommend our series on it from all the way back in 2020 when the restaurant first closed.
And of course all the memes we posted on insta to document the sinking….
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4547
Total cases: 1,366,918
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 9524
Police and health officials checking the COVID records of residents at Grand Promenade, Sai Wan Ho and Kingston Terrace, Tuen Mun, found a total of 86 residents not completing their compulsory testing.
7 of those have been handed a $10k fine - $70k in total for the government coffers. Further non-compliance will lead to a $50k fine.
The dedicated fleet of taxis for inbound passengers going to quarantine hotels has extended their hours to between 7am to 2am the next day.
HK Crime Super Show
Captain America has sentence lowered
‘Captain America 2.0’ the nickname for protestor 32 year old Ma Chun-Man has had his sentence reduced by 9 months (from 5 years 9 months to 5 years flat).
Ma is the second person to be convicted under the NSL. He is convicted of chanting pro-independence slogans and sharing his pro-independence views online. He was often seen at protests in a Captain America outfit, hence his nickname.
In his appeal, his lawyers argued that the NSL states that serious offenses warrant a 5-10 year sentence, but that Ma’s actions were not serious and so should be reduced.
The court disagreed saying that Ma chose ‘sensitive dates’ to promote his seditious ideas, but agreed that his overall sentence was too long because he was like serious but not like serious.
Two police officers arrested for colluding with triads
Two anti-triad officers have been found guilty of ‘perversion of justice’ by colluding with triads.
In 2018, the two officers warned a triad member about an impending police raid on an illegal gambling den located in a Tsuen Wan industrial building. The officers told the gang to remove most of their gambling machines, but have some people pretending to gamble so the police would have someone to arrest.
However, it turns out the triad representative was in fact an undercover officer.
The raid was called off, and the two were arrested.
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To celebrate, the Global Irish Division is starting the "Common Threads project” which is so new there’s no site.
We contacted the Irish CG (so you don’t have to) and found out more information:
“Common Threads project will see textile artists from around the world with a connection to Ireland contribute unique individual artworks, which will form part of a larger quilt or cloak to be exhibited in Dublin in February 2023 as part of the St. Brigid’s Day celebrations.”
Use of local weaving techniques is greatly welcomed. You can use any material and technique as long as the patches are square (so it can be sewed together in Dublin).
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