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A District Council election candidate has suggested in his latest platform that “local sexy lady” dancing should be introduced in Mong Kok, to replace the “Chinese singing aunties” around the Sai Yeung Choi Street South pedestrian zone, which he said “people with normal taste” find annoying.

Nakade Hitsujiko is an IT specialist and localist activist, formerly known as Chung Ming-lun. He changed his legal name to run in the election in the Cherry constituency in Tai Kok Tsui.

Nakade Hitsujiko
Nakade Hitsujiko.

He wrote in an article posted on VJmedia that since no candidate had proposed any practical plan to completely solve the issue, he was willing to “take up the mission of the century” to save pedestrians from “bad-taste songs” on weekends.

Mr Nakade said he did not suggest amending the terms and conditions of the usage of the pedestrian zone, as most of the performers and commercial promotions were self-restrained, and they did not abuse the right to use the street, unlike the singing aunties who “shamelessly seduced local uncles with bad taste from China… made Hong Kong people suffer, and created unforgettable psychological trauma for foreign tourists which harmed Hong Kong’s image of tourism.”

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Local sexy ladies

Instead, he was inspired by a video that went viral recently. The video, which showed a group of dancing local sexy ladies, attracted a much larger audience than Chinese singing aunties, he said.

“If District Council funds originally used to build useless landmarks in the district can be used to hire local sexy ladies to perform, then they can make the Chinese singing aunties feel desolate,” he said, “The aunties are only there because of money, it can be eradicated by taking away their source of income.”

Nakade's new banner to promote his idea.
Nakade’s new banner to promote his idea. Photo: VJmedia.

Nakade said that the Yau Tsim Mong District Council can even make a music video to promote his idea, like the recent hit from the local girl music group FFx. If his suggestion was approved by the council, it would bring fame to the council, and be supported by the general public, he added.

“Catering to the vulgar taste of Chinese tourists for a long time, which scared off European and American high-quality tourists, is the root cause of the downfall of tourism in the Yau Tsim Mong district,” he said. “Only by rejecting Chinese tourists, reviving Hong Kong’s image with local attractions… can we attract global high-quality tourists who appreciate local specialties and local beauties.”

Nakade added that his suggestion will be welcomed by both pan-democrats who often campaign at the street, and the members of the pro-Beijing camp who have a lot of business ties with the hotel industry.

He said he will be campaigning with “a sexy swimsuit beauty” right next to the “singing aunties” at Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok on November 8 evening.

Nakade Hitsujiko's platform.
Nakade Hitsujiko’s platform. Photo: VJmedia.

‘Build Hong Kong city-state’

Nakade listed on his election platform that his job is “social media (internet) celebrity”, and that he is a “member of the Hong Kong city-state royal family” as his political affiliation.

He is a follower of Chin Wan-kan, also known as Wan Chin, an assistant professor at the Department of Chinese of Lingnan University. Chin authored the book “Hong Kong as a city-state.”

Previously, he suggested “build Hong Kong city-state” as one of his campaign slogans, but the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) deemed it was against the Basic Law and it would not be allowed. The slogan on his official election platform was removed by the REO.

A banner of Nakade Hitsujiko targeting other candidates. Photo: Facebook.
A banner of Nakade Hitsujiko targeting other candidates. Photo: Facebook.

Localist groups are generally pro-democracy but many consider pro-democracy activists and pan-democrats within the legislature to be ineffective. The camp is also tied with various movements related to the expansion of Hong Kong’s autonomy, for example advocating city-state status or outright independence.

The Democratic Party’s Lam Ho-yeung and independent candidate Chung Chak-fai are also running in the Cherry constituency.

Correction 7:00pm: An earlier version of the article erroneously said Nakade Hitsujiko removed his slogan of “build Hong Kong city-state” from his election platform. It was removed by the Registration and Electoral Office.

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.