The inauguration of a new Apparatchik CEO has offered some very miserable official picture alternatives, as such occasions usually do. This is John Lee’s new workforce. It’s a small model.
There are some issues that stand out immediately. First, the uplifting scope of presidency providers shouldn’t be a unified department, however somebody has achieved their greatest to make them appear like one. All seen males put on commonplace single-breasted fits in darkish blue or black shades, excluding the chief secretary (darkish grey) and the secondary secretary (double-breasted).
All seen males put on black footwear (which could be understood given the right guidelines), white shirts and blue ties. Was the order positioned at this final level? Is this a subliminal signal of assist for our illustrious law enforcement officials? If it is white, it is a face masks of your favourite colour.
All our males full one jacket button (similar button) and stand in the identical pose. Place your fingers aspect by aspect, deliver your toes nearer, and carry your toes somewhat.
The ladies have been pushed to the again row and are barely seen. Inclusiveness was clearly not a serious consideration of the choice course of, as solely 5 of the 21 “political appointments” have been ladies.
Someone appears to have seen that this does not look good, as there’s a second picture on the federal government web site that has elevated the variety of victims to twenty-eight.
The two ladies within the again row of the primary picture have been moved to the second row, albeit at each ends. The remaining three within the again row are additionally added to the top of the row, with a gender stability of seven out of 28. This could be thought-about a disgrace, at the least if there are unreasonably excessive expectations.
Looking on the accompanying wording, we will see how invariant legal guidelines can result in very totally different outcomes. The Basic Law offers that the Central People’s Government appoints “bureaucrats” within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
In 1997, if I bear in mind appropriately, this was interpreted to imply Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the Treasury, and Attorney General. The different division heads and administrators have been civil servants who have been allowed to swim to the floor of the federal government’s sewage pool within the regular approach.
Lee thanked the central authorities for accepting greater than 26 nominations. These are the topic of oversight of the 21 “political appointments” which are to work underneath the “accountability” system and our tame LegCo investigations, in addition to self-discipline in opposition to impartial committees. It consisted of the heads of sure providers (police, fireplace, immigrants). Corruption and Audit Office. Who’s next?
I additionally seen in his speech that he welcomed the success of “one nation” with out ending the “two methods”, though it could have been a Freudian slip reasonably than a deliberate coverage change. I did. Probably not an enormous loss. Many of us now not imagine in such issues.
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