China now and then

Tom Hong Kong / China, Reading, View 0 Comments

You’ll hear plenty more about Jing-Jin-Ji, I’m sure. [linking] Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei into [a] city the size of Uruguay and as populous as Japan As usual, China has incredibly aggressive plans for its own development. Few nations come close to expressing this kind of strategy let alone execute it. Some interesting photos from a collection taken in the 70s in …

No democracy here

Tom Government, Hong Kong / China, Reading, View 8 Comments

Extraordinary voting result. Why did only eight pro-Beijing-plan lawmakers vote Yes? Worried about their future from both directions?     [update] the answer from Reddit. Bill is taken to vote because nobody requested to speak Pro-gov’t camp want to wait for Lau Wong Fat before voting proceed. Their strategy is based on the rule that at least 35 members have to be …

That Watch

Tom Tech, View 6 Comments

The Causeway Bay Apple store has two floors selling watches. Apple clearly thinks it has a winner. I enjoyed leaving it as a jellyfish watch face. Clever linked iPad which explains what’s going on and how to navigate. I can see why there is a learning curve: there’s no consistent back or home gesture. Things behave differently in different apps …