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The curious breed of China-loving politicians

posted 24 Apr 2015, 02:56 by HKIP News   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 02:56]

There exists in Hong Kong a strange breed of “patriotic” politicians who would stoop to any level to please their paymasters in Beijing, even at the expense of common sense and basic decency.  On 3 April, Shu-kun Chung reported on his Facebook page that he was in Japan to show off his wealth and make his beloved country proud, posting a picture of himself trying to swallow some cherry blossoms.  Not to be outdone in the department of loyalty, on 23 April, at the Legislative Council, another “patriot”, Lai-wan Chiang, decried anti-China sentiments in Hong Kong, saying, “Your water comes from China, so you’d better be grateful to China.”  By the same token, shouldn’t Hongkongers also feel indebted to Thailand for their rice, and to the Philippines for their pineapples?

As for the water issue, the pro-China government of Hong Kong have actually been making Hongkongers pay inflated prices for polluted water from China that requires expensive treatment before it is suitable for consumption.