Hong Kong seems to be destroyed. I find it so distressing. They are a bit like us. Bad HK government. Can't say China bad yet but wait and watch.
It is funny how we use a Japanese word to refer about how we are kowtowing to China. In a very interesting piece about Chinese influence in Australia which I highly recommend you read, I picked up this:
that are being flouted through lack of political will. As we’ve learnt in the past few years, major businesses and famous chefs have for years been systematically underpaying their workers and getting away with it because the Fair Work Commission wasn’t enforcing the law. Misconduct by the major banks was rampant because federal agencies lacked the staff and the will to investigate. Newly built apartment blocks are uninhabitable because state governments have failed to enforce their building codes.
(Just add to the last, putting flammable cladding on the exterior of buildings)