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What are the issues that officials are "opening only their eyes and closing their eyes"?

2021-06-19T08:16:56.993Z

Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor responded on Tuesday (15th) when the new guidelines of the "Film Censorship Ordinance" came into effect, and pointed out that the government should "set out the chaos and correct the root cause" of the loopholes in the previous "eyes open and only eyes closed" system. But in the end Hong Kong keeps



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2021-06-16 17:35

Last update date: 2021-06-16 17:35

Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor responded on Tuesday (15th) when the new guidelines of the "Film Censorship Ordinance" came into effect, and pointed out that the government should "set out the chaos and correct the root cause" of the loopholes in the previous "eyes open and only eyes closed" system.

But what are the problems in Hong Kong, and what are the officials' "open eyes and close eyes" to them?

On the issue of film censorship, "One Country, Two Systems" is the biggest feature of Hong Kong, and the implementation of the relevant censorship system should be avoided.

For example, with regard to the red line content of "endangering national security," the authorities can minimize subjective descriptions so that filmmakers can have clearer guidelines.

Moreover, regulations and restrictions should also be necessary, so as not to "overkill" some sensitive topics or content that do not endanger national security.

The local film "Ten Years" carries a political message.

(Stills)

But more importantly, in the face of film censorship, Carrie Lam is sternly saying that we cannot "open only eyes and close eyes." However, on the fundamental issues of people's livelihood, such as housing and labor rights, what the public sees is precisely the official "eyes." Open one eye and close one's eyes."

People's livelihood issues must be set out anyway

For example, with regard to housing shortages, Carrie Lam has "only eyes closed" on the over 1,000 hectares of farmland and 1,700 hectares of brownfields hoarded by developers. So far, he has not used the "Land Resumption Ordinance" to recover, and even hit a new high after the public housing round. .

Another example is that in recent years, there have been frequent tragic problems caused by the strains of institutions and the stress of caregivers. However, the government has allowed the rounds of institutions to become longer and longer. The married police dormitory in the Western District has been emptied for more than ten years and refused to vacate the whole of Hong Kong. Over a hundred abandoned school buildings have been converted to residential use applications.

Another example is the labor issue. In the face of several sudden deaths of workers that occurred in the first half of this year alone, the authorities still "open eyes and close eyes", not only refused to fundamentally establish standard working hours regulations, but even helped to compensate for the temporary epidemic. There are also many excuses for the unemployment assistance.

The local film "Ten Years" carries a political message.

(Stills)

The livelihood pain points of these firewood, rice, oil and salt are one of the sources of dissatisfaction with the government.

When Lam Cheng did not use the same courage to solve these people's livelihood pains, it would naturally cause the citizens to complain that the government would not serve the people and would only impose many restrictions on politics.

Lam Cheng may have overlooked the origins of this sentiment among the people, believing that most people are opposed to it for the sake of opposition.

However, the "peace, reason, and wrong" in society have always accounted for the majority of people. If the government can do a good job, they will be obvious to all.

On the other hand, Lam Cheng may be quite contented because the society has been calm under the regulation of the work of law enforcement officers and the new legal provisions since the National Security Law was promulgated last year, despising the role of communication.

But if only security-related officials are working strictly, and other officials are at the corpse, "opening their eyes and closing their eyes" to the problem, the undercurrents under the calm surface will only become more intense.

This is also why although the society has been calm on the surface during the year of the promulgation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Lam Cheng's public opinion polls have been repeatedly interrupted.

The results of the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Project released on June 15 showed that 70% of the respondents opposed Lin Tai as the chief executive, and 43% of the respondents gave her 0 points, and the net support rate was negative 53 percentage points, down 4 points from May. Percentage points.

Carrie Lam can no longer "open only his eyes and close his eyes" to the people's feelings accumulated under the appearance of calm. Only by using the determination and courage to deal with the political red line to solve the suffering of the people's livelihood can the dissatisfaction of the people's opinion be truly relieved and real restoration can be brought about.

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