More incidents to indicate that the authorities turn blind eyes to smuggling activities but cannot tolerate / don’t care old Hong Kong making a living. This times, it is about the hawker control team under Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, HKSAR after the hawker night market incident.
It happened today, 2014/04/29. An old woman makes a living by selling miscellaneous items but was charged by the hawker control team. One photo caption (by Yue Sze Kan @ Facebook) says:
There is a place so-called an international metropolis!
Urinating and defecating in public will be tolerated!
Illegal begging will be tolerated!
Smuggling will be tolerated!
But an elderly street hawker cannot be tolerated, and must be repelled immediately.
This place is called Hong Kong
Back to Sheung Shui (of course, otherwise some readers will say this article is out of the scope of this blog), another old woman makes her living by selling local snack (茶果, steamed mochi?) in the alley of Shek Wu Market (covered in this blog) but has no business because she is surrounded by Smugglers shops. The red words say:
Sheung Shui has already become a smuggling town. Now that has extended to side streets and alleys. An old lady selling Hakka snack finds no business because she is surrounded by new smugglers’ shops.