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Hong Kong Wonít Open to World Until Mid-2022, Lam Aide Says

Hong Kong Wonít Open to World Until Mid-2022, Lam Aide Says

Old Nov 9, 21, 3:28 am
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Hong Kong Wonít Open to World Until Mid-2022, Lam Aide Says

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...&sref=boLeWatK

Hong Kong could open up to global travel in roughly six months, after officials have successfully navigated the introduction of quarantine-free borders with mainland China and boosted the local vaccination rate, a government adviser said.


As other countries continue opening up, Hong Kong and China remain the only places left in the world
still pursuing a “Covid Zero” strategy that seeks to eliminate local transmission of the virus through strict measures including long quarantines, rigorous contact tracing and targeted testing blitzes.


It's kind of what I've been saying all along on FT. I'm not totally surprised by what's being reported. Hopefully, no further delays as I'm eager to get back to Hong Kong.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 5:48 am
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As much as I'd like this to happen so that I don't lose my HK ROA (even if I don't ever intend to live in HK again), I don't see how unless the mainland opens to the world at the same time, which I thought had to wait until after the CCP congress.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 7:53 am
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Lam isnít making this decision. This decision is made by XJP. They will open to the mainland soon and will open to the rest of the world when the mainland does. Mid 2023 at the earliest.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Lam isnít making this decision. This decision is made by XJP. They will open to the mainland soon and will open to the rest of the world when the mainland does. Mid 2023 at the earliest.
Sh*t. I was hoping you guys who were making this prediction would be wrong, but it doesn't appear so. This really sucks.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Lam isnít making this decision. This decision is made by XJP. They will open to the mainland soon and will open to the rest of the world when the mainland does. Mid 2023 at the earliest.
I guess you moved up your prediction? I recall you said 2024 at the earliest.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
Lam isnít making this decision. This decision is made by XJP. They will open to the mainland soon and will open to the rest of the world when the mainland does. Mid 2023 at the earliest.
Well, that depends on which faction wins the power struggle atop the CCP.
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Well, that depends on which faction wins the power struggle atop the CCP.
I think practically every analyst out there says it's a given that Xi Jinping will get an unprecedented third term.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 7:18 pm
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Well, that depends on which faction wins the power struggle atop the CCP.
I don't think there is any doubt who will win.
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Old Nov 9, 21, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS View Post
I don't think there is any doubt who will win.
Xi Jinping is the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Xi has practically eliminated any potential rival from challenging him. I will be shocked if he doesn't get a third term.
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No more airmail between Hong Kong and the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia, as well as some smaller places.

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...1123100585.htm
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No more airmail between Hong Kong and the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia, as well as some smaller places.

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...1123100585.htm
Is Hong Kong slowly becoming a hermit kingdom?
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What is the situation with mail between these destinations and the mainland? Can HK mail be routed via the mainland?
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Is Hong Kong slowly becoming a hermit kingdom?
This is hardly unique to Hong Kong. Back when Australia was doing Zero-Covid it too had suspensions to Airmail services:

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/serv...l%C2%AE%20(PMI).
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This is hardly unique to Hong Kong. Back when Australia was doing Zero-Covid it too had suspensions to Airmail services:

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/serv...l%C2%AE%20(PMI).
Can someone explain how this stops covid? You can't exactly mail airborne covid particles to someone.
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Originally Posted by JNelson113 View Post
Can someone explain how this stops covid? You can't exactly mail airborne covid particles to someone.
It's not to stop covid, it's because there are no flights and/or no staff to process the mail
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