Evidence of Media Corrupted

[Commentary] How far are you willing to go for maintaining stability?

Sky Post Hong Kong chooses to make up a story.

As reported in my blog, North District Parallel Concern Group has held an award ceremony in Shek Wu Hui, Sheung Shui, on Sunday, Jan 26.  I have attended the event.

The group set up a rather primitive booth to carry out their event on San Kung Street.

During the event, salespersons from one of the staple food wholesalers (aka parallel traders’ specialty shops) exchanged words with a local old passerby, who said he has been offended by smuggling activities in the district in his daily life.

Despite that, the event ran smoothly.

But the editorial of Sky Post Hong Kong on Monday chooses to write its own story. First, it says the concern group besieged the shops because they suspected the shops are selling to parallel traders. Second, it says the blockade breaks the law. It is not legal for the group to enforce the law by containing shops.

Epic fail.

From my observation, only a few members of this group had present. How can a few people, with a tiny booth, surround a specialty shop? Indeed, those members took care of their own business only.

Also, according to the open reply from the group, they have applied for the Letter of No Objection from the police.

In fact, it is Sheung Shui which is under the siege! There are over 200 shops specialized for smuggling activities; half of them are pharmacies and staple food wholesalers. The problem is very serious.

I urge my readers to boycott Sky Post, and persuade others not to read Sky Post for its lack of credibility.

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The old folk is so furious about the smuggling activities.

Beggar Gang Invades Sheung Shui

Beggar gang invades Sheung Shui. Like their counterpart in India, as illustrated in the movie Slumdog Millionaire, they were “recruited” and are controlled by mastermind behind the scene. All of them come from the People Republic of China as tourists. PR Chinese beggars are usually seen in districts with tourists and expats, like Tsim Sha Tsui (such as the tunnel connecting Canton Road to MTR station), the Central (such as the bridge to the Central Pier), and Mongkok (such as the pedestrian-only streets), but seldom seen in residential areas like Sheung Shui. Few local people become beggars, because permanent residents can choose to be cardboard scavengers or to live on welfare.

For people visiting Hong Kong: do NOT give them money as this will encourage their masterminds to “recruit” more innocents.

Every Faction is busy as Lunar New Year approaching

Lunar New Year is approaching. As it is important for the Chinese. They are busy stocking up everything for the long holiday and for gifting. So as for the smugglers, and other factions in the North District.

Smugglers work harder earn more. Line-up gangs get ready outside a supermarket at 7 am to buy baby milk powder ASAP. Meanwhile, a supply team cut through the crowd with a cart of A+ (a brand of milk powder) for distribution. Besides milk powder, they also stock up candy and chocolate for gifting. There is a long line up outside this grocery chain store.

Waiting for milk powder at 7:20 am

An early bird at 7:30am

I heard bankrun, but never heard of groceryrun

Hurry up

So it is common again to see bulky luggages. MTR may have considered the feeling of mainlanders and thus relax the limitation for Lunar New Year? But in Shenzhen, about a dozen of customs officers were caught for accepting bribery from the smugglers.[Passion Time 2014/01/14]

A modified baby cart, with extra storage on the back, and less space for the passenger.

Somehow some PR Chinese also need old industrious sewing machines for Lunar New Year. This may not be a problem until they just pour out motor oil from the machines onto the street, polluting the environment and making the road slippery. The witness reported to the facility management office but to no avail. The smugglers sneaked the over-weighted items onto the train. Oil spill found on their path. The train compartment may also have been polluted. This case will be new another reason why this blog is against the proposed trash tax.

Eco Crisis!

Knowing that Merriers diapers are out of stock in downtown, Appledaily reporters took a visit to Sheung Shui.  They are dare to enter the alley with shady huts (which I have reported in this entry) to find out Merries diaper. They were of course nearly beaten up by the smuggler because the gang is allergy to big cameras. The gang questioned them, told them it is a private area, and requested them to stop taking photo and delete all the records. They fled, but were chased by a burly man to Shek Wu Hui playground, and luckily were saved by the police on time. A cross-border courier can earn HKD 21 for each pack of Merries diapers. The diaper is selling RMB 140 in Shenzhen, but only HKD 120 in Hong Kong. [Appledaily 2014/01/15]

Actually, not this one. Please watch their video in the article for more action. Source: Appledaily

Occupy Central and the Democratic Party try to take this chance to reach more people, including Chinese tourists, by holding a talk show on San Hong Street. But it seems the tourists mind their own business more.

Smuggler: I mind my own business. Who cares Occupy Central

Pro-Beijing party DAB (Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong) takes a direct approach helping their comrades. They request the North District Council (dominated by DAB members) to turn both San Hong Street and San Kung Street into a pedestrian zone for the safety of shoppers two days before Lunar New Year.

North District Parallel Imports Concern Group, jointed with Hong Kong Bus Forum, will hold an award ceremony for the photo contest for their Anti-Parallel Traders Bus Advertisement campaign, at 3:00 pm, Jan 26 on San Kung Street (a smuggler’s spot).

Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Jan 26, on San Kung Street, Sheung Shui

Town Planning Board is collecting suggestions and comments about the North East New Territories New Development Area Plan by the end of January. However, the Land Department is freezing the registration of household headcount before the board hearing has been done [ref in Chinese]. One village has hung himself [ref in Chinese]. The villagers and dwellers in the affected area urges Hong Kong people to write letters against the development to Town Planning Board at tpbpd@pland.gov.hk. The villagers have prepared a sign-up form (in Chinese) for convenience. We will discuss it more in another article.

Villagers feel pressure as the HKSAR is freezing the head count. Source: Kwu Tung North Development Concern Group.

Out of the North District Into the Lauta Island, several Chinese tourists with full gear were caught for illegal logging agarwood. They were equipped with bags and sharp blades including machete, saws, and axes. Agarwood is pricey in PR China. Its refreshing fragrance is good for wearing, for home decoration and for showing off. The average one is around HKD 300 per gram while the rare one can be as much as tens of thousands dollars. [HK Headline 2014/01/14]

More Photos:

Two netizens spotted the same pair of smugglers on different days.

Basically no luggage check in these weeks.

All seats have been occupied.

A playground (to where Appledaily reporters fled) becomes a ground for smugglers. Residents have no chance to relax.

 

Photo Source: North District Parallel Concern Group

Primary School Admission Day: Anchor Children Use Relatives’ Addresses to Apply: 300 Anchor Children Take North District School Places with Fake Guardians

Primary School Admission Day: Anchor Children Use Relatives’ Addresses to Apply: 300 Anchor Children Take North District School Places with Fake Guardians.

Anchor child mother: “Hong Kongers are so unfair! I don’t even know where Tung Chung is! Giving me a school place there, my child may as well not go to school!”

Conflict in Train Station: I’ll fix you up for Chinese

Two vicious PR Chinese women chased down an old lady for taking revenge of luggage collision. A passerby (with yellow hat) tried to be a peacemaker but was being pulled by the ferocious women. The old lady left in chaos. The barbarous women intimidated the passerby with cruel words: “You think helping people is great? … She also shouted at us… When I go back to China I’ll fix you up! For ‘a superior status’ of PR Chinese!” The witness said they also hated being called “mainlander”, believing that the term labels them “inferior”. Then they turned their flame to the witness, attacking the camera twice.

Upper Left: Fix you up back in China; Upper Right: For the status of PR Chinese; Lower Left: Beat the camera; Lower Right: Chased down the old lady to beat her.

* To gain a superior status — the original word is “爭氣” (compete for Chi) – which Chip Tsao explained in his article, is a Chinese concept that is difficult to be translated into English. He explained that, it is like you feel being looked down or inferior, so you strive hard to gain fortune, social status or power, in the belief that with superior social status, wealth and power, no one will dare to look you down again.

[Commentary] I feel tired of translating similar stories again and again. But I can’t feel tired of encountering such evil. To feel tired mean I get used to it. Once we get used to evil and chaos we will tolerate their existence. This is dangerous.

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Source: NDPICG

Smugglers Treat Street as Mini Storage

Not only there are many illegal parking like this one in Sheung Shui, pedestrian streets are also frequently occupied for parking smuggling cargo. Occupying bus stops was old news. Today, several pallets have been parked outside a game court, and moved the piles to shady huts in an alley at the heart of Shek Wu Market (which has been reported by Oriental Daily [Chinese only])

Outside a game court. Source: NDPICG

 

 

 

Illegal parking is frequently seen. Source: Mr. Lau Koon Tsuen

 

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illegal parking. Taken on 2014/01/06

 

This bus stop outside drugstores has been used as warehouses. The area has been liberated for a few months after residents filing complaints but recently is occupied again. Source: TK Chan

 

Moving to the shady huts. Source: NDPICG

Walking on the road in the reverse direction of the traffic

Shady huts (umbrella) hidden in an alley. Source: NDPICG

A possible route

A possible route.