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Fear For Hong Kong?


FADE IN.

INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY

Checking his phone, PETER looks surprised.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, there's a comment on

my answer.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

What was the question?

We see on the screen in blue:

Did people of Hong Kong support the handover in 1997?

We see on the screen in black:

I was in Taipei the day of the handover and flew a plane to Hong Kong the next day...One year I managed to spend 56 nights there, I walked, walked and walked and had many friends. I miss it.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

He felt good with his 56

nights in a year in Hong

Kong and he misses it.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

How many nights can

we live in Hong Kong

in a year and do we

fear missing out anything?

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

He landed at the Kai Tak

Airport on July 1, 1997...

Peter uses his phone to take a photo of the view outside .

PETER (V.O) (Cont'd)

Let me send him a photo

of the Kai Tak Cruise

Terminal to compare then

and now.

After tapping the screen a few times, he types:

I only joined Quora in late July 2019, playing my role to help the international community understand what is actually happening in Hong Kong.

Peter taps: Submit.

Having shared some food with KAJI, his pet dog, Peter notices a new notification on his phone screen:

Kai Tak was famous for the IGS approach and the "checkerboard"...The handover wasn't as bad as many had feared, but I fear for one of my favourite cities. Out of hundreds of times in Hong Kong I can't remember a bad time.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Fear for Hong Kong? Can't

remember a bad time?

That's a great endorsement!

Peter taps on a profile icon.

PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd)

Oh I see. I'm chatting with

a retired B737/747 captain.

He spoke high of Hong

Kong.

INT. STUDY - DAY

Peter is watching BBC world news.

PETER (V.O.)

No Hong Kong riot news

today?

Seeing new phone notifications, he reads them:

What took Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam almost 3 months to announce formal withdrawal of the extradition bill?

Will protests stop in Hong Kong when the bill is withdrawn?

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

What's happening?

Peter hears a BBC breaking news presentation.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

There'll a formal announcement

regarding the formal withdrawal

of the Bill? I'm not surprised on

that.

Shaking his head sideways.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

What I'm surprised is that

after months of reporting,

the bill is still framed as:

allowing Hong Kong citizens

to be extradited to China

for trial!

We hear BBC business live.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The Hong Kong stock

market has surged? No

fear for Hong Kong!

Later, we see from TV a PRESENTER talking to an INTERVIEWEE.

INTERVIEWEE

We will continue to protest...

Seeing another new phone notification, Peter reads it.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

You want to help me in

realizing my vision to

establish an IP- backed

capital market in Hong

Kong? Good! No fear

for Hong Kong!

Peter smiles.

FADE OUT.

THE END

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