ScoMo greets Hong Kong martial law with Gladys Liu liberation

We are about to discover what Hong Kong is really made of, via Bloomie:

Hong Kong will use an emergency ordinance for the first time in more than a half a century in order to ban face masks at public gatherings, according to local media outlets including the South China Morning Post and news channel TVB.

The government will enact the Emergency Regulations Ordinance after a special meeting of the city’s Executive Council on Friday, TVB reported, citing people it didn’t identify. First passed by the British government in 1922 to quell a seamen’s strike in Hong Kong’s harbor, the law was last used by the colonial administration to help put down riots that rocked the trading hub in 1967.

…The government re-evaluated the situation after clashes in multiple districts on National Day, Cable TV reported, citing unidentified sources. Authorities believe the anti-mask law can help restore order, the report said, adding that it would only target occasions like certain rallies and marches. Details were still being studied, it said.

There are similar calls for a curfew. This is the beginning of martial law.

We are also discovering what Australia is really made of, via News:

Victoria Police have been accused of “honouring a police state” by flying the flag of the Chinese Communist regime on its 70th birthday.

Box Hill station in the city’s east raised the flag on October 1 in honour of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China and to mark the beginning of the Whitehorse Chinese New Year Festival.

As many as 45 million people died in four years under Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward, making him the greatest mass murderer in world history. The Box Hill event was attended by the mayor, state and federal ministers and local business representatives.

“The flag-raising ceremony honours the local police station’s strong relationship with the local Chinese community, retailers and local business stakeholders,” a Victoria Police spokeswoman said in a statement.

How does that represent Australia in any way? Better ask Gladys (and the ALP), via The Australian:

A Victorian Labor MP raised the Chinese flag and controversial Liberal MP Gladys Liu cut the cake at a suburban Melbourne police station’s event to mark the 70th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party rule.

Box Hill MP Paul Hamer accepted an invitation to raise the flag, alongside an Australian flag, during a ceremony on Tuesday which also featured the singing of the Chinese national anthem.

Ms Liu’s office said she had skipped the flag raising event but attended a subsequent community safety month event also hosted by Box Hill police on Tuesday.

However, photographs show a beaming Ms Liu cutting a “70th anniversary” cake featuring the Chinese and Australian flags.

Peter Dutton described Sam Dastayari as a “double agent” for taking the very Chinese donations that Glady’s Liu funnels into the Liberal Party. As the pusher of the drugs she is clearly worse not better than the taker. She should be forced to step down.

But ScoMo’s “double agent” has instead been unleashed upon the Australian public once more, also at The Australian:

Team Morrison has given Gladys Liu the green light to get back on the speaking circuit.

Margin Call has confirmed that Liu, the much discussed new Liberal member for Chisholm, will tonight speak at the Victorian branch of the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association.

Liu, who was born in Hong Kong in 1964, has previously spoken out in support of the city’s anti-government protestors, praising their “passion and commitment to democracy”.

But nobody knows what she said to the party room about it. Previously at Domain, which leaked that Ms Liu addressed the Coalition party room on Hong Kong last week, reportedly leaving everyone bemused and concerned about her stance:

David Crowe returns today to ask another prickly question:

While the FTA has been agreed between the Australian and Hong Kong governments, it is yet to be ratified by the Australian side. Parliament will not vote on ratification, as such, but will decide whether to pass the trade laws that enable the new agreement.

The conventional wisdom is to act like Hong Kong bankers: put the protests to one side and keep the commercial deal on course. The treaties committee, chaired by Liberal backbencher Dave Sharma with Labor’s Peter Khalil as deputy chair, received 29 submissions on the Hong Kong deal. Most made no mention of the protests. But Demosisto, the pro-democracy party in Hong Kong, lodged a submission asking Australia to add a human rights clause to the trade deal. Hong Kong Watch asked for this as well, so the FTA could be suspended if human rights standards were not met. Australia’s official position, put forward by chief negotiator Elizabeth Ward of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, appears to be to complete the deal despite the protests.

…Some committee members are not so sure. Khalil has questioned whether it is realistic to ratify this agreement while the Hong Kong police are suppressing protests. Another member, Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, is against ratification.

Of course ratification should be postponed or given freedom clauses. Just as Gladys Liu should be forced to step aside. The Box Hill police censured. And the ALP put a CCP broom through itself.

What are we made of?

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Comments

  1. We are made of Quislings.

    And I fear that the solution will need to be that of Thomas Jefferson “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Because our politicians are sure as sh1t not going to change things.

    • Whose blood was that again? Are you volunteering? There are less painful ways – like talk and economic action.

      • Blood of both sides obviously, that’s how it works. Just like in Hong Kong right now, or do you believe that they should not be fighting for their freedom and way of life, maybe just talking to the CCP will solve things hey. If I was in Hong Kong right now and it had to be my blood, so be it, why? Because I will fight, and even die if need be for my children to have a future. Their life matters far more than mine.

  2. How TF has ‘she’ survived this? Every time I think I’ve seen it all, something else trumps it.

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised if the fed gov pushes through race hate laws akin to US’ federal laws now.

    Can’t threaten that multicultural gravy train. Won’t someone think of the profits and capital gains.

    • But the US limits its migrant intake to 7% from any one country to keep the diversity of immigrants up.

      Australia relies mostly on India and China.

  4. Don’t worry about all this unimportant stuff, what’s happening on the Block? Hey did you see the kid bake such a great cupcake the other day!! Hey my neighbors property just sold for 100million that means mines worth 200 million…yeah, these are the important things….

      • Yeah my bad, sry… btw do you know what ingredients that 4 year old kid used in those cup cakes at all?

    • proofreadersMEMBER

      @rob – you forgot to mention vibrancy which is very important stuff for most Strayans, including Reusa, Straya’s patron saint of vibrancy.

  5. Ronin8317MEMBER

    Culturally HK and China is very much alike. The people in HK is not against Chinese culture, they’re against being ruled by the CCP.

    • The legislative system is a difference in culture. They may be the same ethnicity, they may have a shared cultural heritage, but that commonality started to diverge from 1842.

      That’s Stewie’s point, while there is a lot in common with their cultures, there is enough now to be different to inspire violence.

      • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

        Bingo RP – that’s it in a nutshell.

        In terms of what is aggravating the HK’ers notionally it is about the Freedoms that their hybrid culture has grown to value, but it is more than that, it is also about HK’s ability to meet their expectations for a reasonable quality of life.

        HK itself has been run by a clique of businessmen and Oligarchs and they extract their booty through Land prices and quite simply, the majority of the local population have been getting a very raw deal.

        Basically HK has ceased offering its young a reasonable quality of life based around their social contract.

        What do you think is going to happen in Australia once we are unable to paper over the increasing diverse ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ of the various cultural communities residing in Australia against our available resources?

        Will we all pull together and make the sacrifices needed or will we fall apart, fracturing into our various emerging regional cultural cliques and ethnic groupings?

  6. When is North Korea’s National Day?
    Surely there is a police station or two who want to pay their respects to the Kims and their intergenerational reign of peace and prosperity.

    • I hear Poland, Brazil, NZ, Fiji and South Africa are all going to get theirs soon, too!

      They are delighted!

      Can’t wait to celebrate the founding the Russian Oligarchies either! That will be delightful! Raising the Russian Flag over our local police station whilst raising vodkas! What a great day it will be.

  7. Ronin8317MEMBER

    Some historical background : the HK leftist riot of 1967 was orchestrated by the CCP against the HK colonial government, and it only stopped when Zhou Enlai order the rioter to stop after 2 years.

    There is almost zero sympathy for the HK protesters in mainland China, so whatever happens in HK won’t affect Xi’s grip on power. It is however an important test of what unification with Taiwan will play out. From the way Beijing is acting right now, unification, peacefully or by force, simply will not work.

  8. “Box Hill station in the city’s east raised the flag on October 1 in honour of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China”

    We can sit there and think “maybe this is a nice gesture to a foreign country.

    Fair enough.

    July 4, 2026 marks a significant date too, let’s see if the stars and stripes get a go in 6 years time

    “How does that represent Australia in any way?””

    Australia is representing in it’s modern day role, subservient and completely timid to anti-white sentiment.

    With the country you leave your kids, you think they’re going to consider you good parents?

      • The problem is that a gesture to a country’s government is a very different to a gesture to a country – this is the former, which are Dictators…and we celebrate them…hmmmmm…

        I don’t like using this term but this is, actually, quite un-Australian!

  9. Self interest aims to see a hegemony that looks like itself.

    If we want multiculturalism were going to need Singapore’s political system, or something that looks like it.

    • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

      For Aristotle, democracy is only possible within homogeneous ethnic groups, while despots have always reigned over highly fragmented societies (like that of the Khazars).

      A multi-ethnic society is thus necessarily anti-democratic and chaotic (vibrant), for it lacks Philia, this is the profound, flesh-and-blodd fraternity of citizens built around genuine shared values, as opposed to superficial wants and needs.

      Tyrants and despots divide and rule, they want the ‘City’ to be divided by ethnic rivalries. The indispensable condition for ensuring a people’s sovereignty accordingly resides in its unity. Ethnic chaos built around diversity of values, prevents all Phila from developing.

      The descendants of the Khazars have always sought to re-establish their empire, and have always used the same means to do so.

      Culture matters.