Several views of the anti-WTO riots in Hong Kong: from a National Democratic protester; from a Hong Kong resident (The Hong Kong consensus: enough!arrest them! all! and stop issuing stupid press releases -one commenter, in response to a commenter criticizing the post, asks, “perhaps you belong to a Communist-sponsored NGO from the Philippines” ); from another Hong Kong resident on the “Siege of Wan Chai”; a blogger got tear gassed (the entry suggests something interesting -that nations formerly against the WTO have hopped on the bandwagon); from an economist (apparently not an economist,m so perhaps, an activist??) who didn’t go, and from an economist who did (very interesting background tidbits). A good roundup of events is here (and of course, Simon World has day-by-day coverage). Also interesting: China tries to prevent the mainland from hearing about what happened.
Metro Manila should host a WTO event, no one would lift an eyebrow and it would save the usual suspects precious foreign exchange. (Photo from The Standard).