Seriously, South China Morning Post? Hong Kong is not “in shock” and we are not “stunned”:
South China Morning Post | Saturday 10 December, 2016
Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Friday left the city stunned and threw next year’s chief executive election wide open by announcing that he would not seek a second term to spare his family “unbearable pressure”.
Eyes were glued to television screens and mouths hung open in shock as a grim-faced Leung Chun-ying told Hong Kong that he was calling it quits in a hastily arranged press conference at 3.30pm, an hour after the government gave the media a heads-up.
The only person who might have been shocked and surprised would be CY Leung when Beijing told him what to do.
- “Eyes were glued to television screens” – no they weren’t
- “mouths hung open” – no they didn’t
- “grim-faced Leung Chun-ying” – well, OK, he didn’t look happy
- “heads-up” is a horrible phrase. What’s wrong with calling it a briefing?