Wednesday, 12 March 2014

News & Opinions: Dark Age of Hong Kong

Titled: "Hong Kong: The Facts"
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What has Hong Kong become?

Is there any fairness or justice?

It is a dark age Hong Kong is in.

"You pwned it all!!!"
Image from SCMP
Photo by Felix Wong

"I think it's not obstructing me and HKTV but all Hongkongers," entertainment entrepreneur and businessman Ricky Wong said in yesterday's press conference.

Can governments change policies abruptly and silently to target certain company they are against?

Supposedly, morally, legally? No. Ludicrously and brutally? Yes.

Betrayal? Ultra vires? Naive? Eating its own CCI (cultural and creative industries) words? Government's U-turn is a common sense?

Perhaps creative industries in Hong Kong is one whole pile of jokes.

Perhaps nothing matters ...

Perhaps only stability matters. If nothing changes, then nothing will go wrong.

But is this true? This reminds me of a famous quote,

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, 
but because of those who look on and do nothing." -- Albert Einstein

Creativity involves risk-taking, requires one to break rules, think out of the box! And HKTV isn't even breaking rules or laws!!! They are just being bullied and suffocated to death by sheer political powers!

After this huge international joke, who is ever willing to invest in creative industry in Hong Kong?


ludicrously -- (adv) stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at:
brutally -- (adv) cruel, violent, and completely without feelings:
betrayal -- (n) [C or U] an act of betraying someone or something, or the fact of someone or something being betrayed:
ultra vires -- (n) Ultra vires is a Latin phrase meaning literally "beyond powers", and slightly less literally (from interpolating the definite article "the", not found in Latin) "beyond [the] powers", although its standard legal translation and substitute is "beyond power". If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterised in law as intra vires (nearly literally "within [the] powers", after interpolating "the"; standard legal translation and substitute, "within power"). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed "valid" and those that are ultra vires "invalid".
U-turn -- (n)[C] (figuratively) A reversal of policy; a volte-face, a backflip
suffocate -- (vb)[ I or T] to (cause someone to) die because they do not have enough oxygen:
sheer -- (adj) [before noun] used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except:

News & Opinions: HKTV and the Hong Kong People @ Locky's English Playground

TV road comes to a dead end

Ricky Wong plans court action as HKTV plans hit 'dead end' @ South China Morning Post

The Four Key Industries and Other Selected Industries - Publications @ Census and Statistics Department

Hong Kong: The Facts @

Why Liars Are More Creative @ YouTube

Albert Einstein @ Wikiquote

Ultra Vires @ Wikipedia