Date
17 December 2017
First it's Chinese President Xi Jinping, and now it's North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting the protesters in Admiralty on Friday. Photo: AFP
First it's Chinese President Xi Jinping, and now it's North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting the protesters in Admiralty on Friday. Photo: AFP

‘Kim Jong-un’ lectures on HK electoral reform

If there’s a clear evidence that Kim Jong-un has parted ways with his benefactors in Beijing, it’s his presence at the Occupy protest site in Admiralty last Friday.

But wait, is that really the North Korean dictator who has flown to Hong Kong to express his sympathy with pro-democracy activists?

Actually, the Kim Jong-un look-alike is a 35-year-old Chinese Australian who gives his name as Howard (no surname, please).

He said he understands why so many Hong Kong people feel frustrated with the electoral reform framework issued by the Chinese Communist Party, which will select the candidates that people will choose from.

Without public nomination, universal suffrage for Hong Kong is no different from North Korea’s election where the results have been decided by the government beforehand, Howard said.

And that’s the reason why he showed up in Hong Kong on Halloween night — to show that this whole electoral reform is just trick or treat. And the joke is on the Hong Kong people — unless they stand up to oppose the proposal, he said.

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Kim Jong-un tries to strike a menacing pose in front of pro-democracy Post-it notes at the Admiralty protest site. Photo: AFP


Howard says Hong Kong’s fake universal suffrage is no different from North Korea’s elections. Photo: AFP


Howard has gained quite a lot of fans on social media with his Kim Jong-un impersonation. Photo: AFP


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