Curiouser and curiouser: Hong Kong’s public discourse has a flavour of Alice in Wonderland these days

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Hong Kong Free Press

There is a curious “down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, Alice in Wonderland” quality to Hong Kong these days. Maybe it is caused, or helped, by the massive purge of independent sources of information over the last two years. Whatever the reason, welcome to the new surrealism. Let us start with reports of an overseas expedition to the US, UK and Singapore by four leading members of the Law Society. According to one, society president Chan Chak-ming, it was not their role to “tell a good Hong Kong story” – sorry, John Lee – but they had been dispelling misconceptions such as that “a…

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