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On Today’s Tide
John Lee’s special invite-only 1 Jul party
New cabinet beginning to take shape
Only one toilet? Penny’s Bay for you!
Cowling and Owens discussing COVID science
Sports | HK Fencing team best results ever!
Events | BEC conference TODAY! Not too late to go!
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Law | Remote court hearings in discussion
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Lei Yue Mun Camp reopens
Mail quarantine for China
Electronic tagging for Korea
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John Lee’s special inauguration party
CE-Elect John Lee has taken the liberty of having an invite-only ceremony for media on 1 Jul when he will be officially inaugurated as Chief Executive.
According to HKFP, the Information Services Department had privately invited 20 media companies to cover the 1 Jul ceremony, citing COVID and security measures for the lack of representation.
Among the not-invited were HKFP themselves, Japan’s Nikkei, Asahi Shimbun, Getty Images, Taiwan CTV and us (but we weren’t expecting one anyway so it’s chill….also no one who’s be senior enough to go is in town).
The HKJA then released a statement “urg[ing] the city’s authorities to be more inclusive by accepting applications from media organisations keen to attend, so that those with a considerable readership can fulfil their duty in keeping the public informed by reporting on Hong Kong’s historic moments.”
I don’t know about you, but I only invite my friends to my parties too - no randos!
Oh, the government isn’t supposed to run like a party? But then why do they have so many parties?
Regina Ip gets a promotion
John Lee has also begun to make final touches to his cabinet, shuffling some big names.
Highlights we know so far:
Exco Chair: Bernard Chan out, replaced by Regina Ip
Justice Sec: Teresa Cheng out, replaced by former Bar Ass. Chariman Paul Lam
Chief Sec: Eric Chan promoted (currently John Lee)
Food and Health head: Sophia Chan out, replaced by Lo Chung-mau, chief executive of The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital.
COVID in Hong Kong
NEW QUARANTINE HOTEL LIST JUST DROPPED FOR AUG TO OCT (wow excite) →
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 1,179 (94 imported)
Total cases: 1,222,987
New deaths: 0
Total deaths: 9,392
No toilet? Penny’s Bay for you
A continuation from a new policy announced on Tuesday, the definition of ‘suitable address’ for home quarantine will now include having a single toilet available for the patient.
If the patient and their family shares toilets, then the whole family will be taken to Penny’s Bay.
The gov will also proactively check if they think you’re giving a false declaration. For example, every residential property I’ve ever lived at in HK only has one toilet. And it’s not like the gov can’t find that out. You can like…google this stuff.
Podcast rec - OT&P with Dr. Owens and Prof. Cowling
The two very qualified, but also very chaotic COVID doctors got together to talk about the 6th wave, dynamic COVID and what to learn from the Russian Flu pandemic of 1888. Give it a listen →
HK Fencing team gets best results ever
The HK men’s foil received their best results ever with 2 bronze and one gold medal at the Asian Fencing Championships in Seoul.
Olympic gold medalist Edgar Cheung won the individual event, then managed to tie in team match, but was unable to push it into a win, resulting in two bronze in team events.
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TODAY: BEC EnviroSeries conference: Driving Business Ambition into Action for a Net-Zero Hong Kong
The BEC’s upcoming conference titled ‘Driving Business Ambition into Action for a Net-Zero Hong Kong’ takes place on 17 June.
The full-day conference sees commercial and environmental experts come together to share new ideas on how to turn ambition into action for a better future.
Read our full write up on it here.
ReThink HK returns 5-6 Oct
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