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Hong Kong border issue is merely a storm in a teacup

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The Guangdong Border Defence Corps appears to have illegally occupied a tract of private land on the Hong Kong side of the border and turned it into a 21,000 sq ft garden for its own use.

This seems like a simple matter to resolve. But, given the sensitivity of border issues, it’s threatening to become a full-blown political problem.

The Hong Kong government is in panic mode. Some members of the opposition are already exploiting the situation by calling it “a violation of ‘one country, two systems’.”

No doubt seeing a potential opportunity for profit, a few rural leaders have got into the act by advising the government to buy the land from its owners.

Instead of being a political crisis, it sounds more like a satirical comedy. Apparently, mainland border guards have........

© South China Morning Post