“After all adopting a servile attitude to complete strangers is an effort. One does it as part of the job but a certain subconscious resentment inevitably builds up,” writes Tim Hamlett. “Griping about the customers is inevitable and probably universal.”
“The plan to reform the district councils is not a democratic regression. The British administration never intended Hong Kong to be democratic and there was no agreement between China and Britain on the city’s democratic development,” writes lawmaker Regina Ip.
“Vitally, for a city as patriarchal as Hong Kong, it is important to understand that infertility is not solely a women’s issue and to work to end the stigmas attached to the issue regardless of gender,” writes Francesca Chiu.
“[T]he restructuring of Hong Kong’s local administrative bodies should be regarded as a positive step toward effective and efficient governance. It heralds a new period of stability and advancement for locals, allowing them greater control over their own lives,” writes lawmaker Adrian Ho.
“We are, of course, in dangerous times for people who do not share our government’s high opinion of itself. But the need to tiptoe through a legal minefield is only part of the problem,” writes Tim Hamlett. “[T]he inside of a Hong Kong police cell is not on my bucket list.”
“No one can force those who see portraits of the deceased in the monochrome exhibition at Harbour City to change their mind. But the city as a whole has to value and embrace creativity to let art flourish in our busy streets,” Chloe Lai writes.
“The question which… arises is how long and how far the effort by the government and its fans to dig up legal brickbats they can throw at retired democratic politicians will go,” writes Tim Hamlett after the Bar censured democrat Tanya Chan.