Today the last printed edition of Apple Daily HK published and also the closure of the web page too. Now there aren’t any government investigating press left in Hong Kong as the HK Government has targeted those who have tried to keep the society open and somewhat equal.
At this date, Mingpao is still operating, trying to be away from politics, so there ain’t anyone to look into the corruption within HK Government and the Mainland Special Regions of China.
The Chinese Government in Taipei condemned the whole political suppression of Hong Kong media under the national security law and by those in power and calling it the “death knell” of Hong Kong’s press and speech freedoms.
More and more EU countries are applying an pollution tax on flight tickets, one of the first ones was Sweden and now the latest one is Belgium. The big issue with the tax is that it is directly attached to the one who buys the ticket, which means a full flight pays in total more tax for the pollution than the same aircraft with just one passenger.
The system has to be redesigned, that it’s the company who handles the flight who would need to pay the tax based on the fuel usage of the plane, so picking a flight that pollutes less (green energy) should be cheaper than one that pollutes more (traditional fuel). This would encourage companies to buy air craft that are more environment friendly than today’s air crafts and it would make passengers to pick more environment friendly flights to their destination.
With the current environment tax on flights, it just hurts the end customer with higher prices without having any way to affect the flight providers choice of air crafts.
The big struggle EU has ahead of itself is to make it better for the end customer (the citizens), this far it’s been about protecting companies towards customers and penalize customers (VAT on tax is one of such things).
The communist Chinese ambassador Gui Congou resigned quite hastily and left for Beijing without any explanation. According to some sources within the communist Chinese forging department, the Swedish prime-minister had sent an email to the ambassador telling that if he continued to threat Swedish journalists, Sweden would revoke the recognition of PRC and request that all further communication would go through Taipei.
The sources have requested to be anonymous to avoid punishment or/and death as CCP is too touchy about Taiwan nowadays.
In the Communist ruled China (not a legal country as Republic of China hasn’t acknowledged it) the problem with sexual harassment has been solved and #MeToo can be put to the past by simply make the victim to the criminal entity if they speak out.
Traditionally the requirements for an independent state is that it have control of it’s own territory, it have a permanent population within it’s territory, it have a working government and have the capacity to enter into relations with other states. From this point both Republic of China (RoC) and Peoples Republic of China (PRC) are independent states.
There been a change to this ruling in modern time and it’s that a new country formed as sub-set of an existing state needs to have the mother states blessing and here is the problem for PRC, they never have had the blessing of RoC to form a new state, as there ain’t any peace treaty between RoC and PRC. This leads to that PRC isn’t a state of it’s own, but a state within RoC that do not follow the constitution of the RoC. Even if a member of UN, PRC do those not technically exists and is just a territory lead by a terrorist organisation (CCP) much like Daesh (ISIS).
So there is just one China and it’s the Republic of China, most commonly called Taiwan.
The communist party has gone out and said, “The situation in Afghanistan suddenly saw a radical change after the country was abandoned by the US. And Washington just left despite the worsening situation in Kabul. Is this some kind of omen of Taiwan’s future fate?”. So at last CCP/PRC thinks they are an terror organisation that is prepared to take to violence to enforce the minorities will on the majority and also prepared to make terrorist attacks and lastly start war and commit war crimes to get their will.
With the fall of the democratically elected government in Afghanistan, we seen that CCP has looked for tighter ties with the Talibans and most likely we will see an influx of CCP money into the Taliban terror organisation and surveillance systems to keep track of the population in the cities so they don’t break any so called Sharia laws (some human thinking they knew what God meant, as the Prophet had come back with a message they didn’t understand).