This week: Beijing talks HK, HK drone pics, dragon races, ATM face scans, and more!
Did you have your ZhongZi? Monday and Tuesday were a holiday in Mainland China, with just Tuesday a holiday in HK (how weird is it to come in on a Monday only to get Tuesday off?!). Anyway, hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of June!
[Correction from Last Week – the link was wrong for the “how to get famous on Chinese TV – this is the correct link
for the video – sorry about that, thanks everyone for reading this newsletter so closely and pointing it out]
Welcome to GFA Pulse Number 124
Fun fact I just learned from this article, there are 3,250 ATMs in Hong Kong!
Hong Kong ATM users likely to get face scans in move to deter financial crime, source says
Via Andre Martin
More insights of Beijing / Hong Kong relations.
Zhang Dejiang hits out at HK independence talk on Saturday
The chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee said Beijing will not tolerate the promotion of a higher degree of autonomy for Hong Kong as an excuse to undermine the central government’s authority.
[RTHK radio audio] Candice Wong reports
More money flow border crackdowns… (I know people who have disappeared due to some of these tactics this year…)
Beijing has stepped up measures to stem capital outflows since the yuan skidded to eight-year lows and foreign reserves slumped to around US$3 trillion last year.
Via Andre Martin
While Dragon Boat Holiday was this past Tuesday – there is a 3 day race and party event happening this weekend:
2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be held from 2 to 4 June at Central Harbourfront
Hong Kong Tourism Board: Hong Kong Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with 3-Day Races and Parties
(glad I stopped drinking beer after watching this one)
How Fake Budweiser is Made in China
Another great share from Andre Martin, thanks dude!
And this one seems like I’m Playing a Tetris Video Game
Amazing Drone Photography Shows Hong Kong’s Modern Walled City