Posted by: mulrickillion | February 20, 2012

Henry Tang’s Illegal Basement Stirs Hong Kong Satirists

2-20-2012 10-43-43 AM

By Te-Ping Chen, Feb 20, 2012 —

An illegal luxury basement, an affair, and a race to be Hong Kong’s top official gone awry. It’s all proved irresistible to Hong Kong satirists, who are taking gleeful aim at the political scandal rocking the city.

Doctored movie posters mocking Chief Executive hopeful Henry Tang are making the rounds on the Internet, poking fun at how the candidate illegally added an underground expansion to his luxury home. In one poster — one of many anonymously uploaded in recent days — Mr. Tang beams out from a Harry Potter movie take-off, below the caption: “Kowloon Basement and the Chamber of Secrets.” Another shows his wife’s face super-imposed over that of an actor in “Resident Evil,” with the poster retitled to read: “Basement Evil: Apocalypse.”

Mr. Tang, son of a wealthy Shanghai industrialist and with close links to ex-Chinese president Jiang Zemin, was once thought to be the favored contender by Beijing, but public outrage is unraveling his candidacy. . . .

Henry Tang’s Illegal Basement Stirs Hong Kong Satirists – China Real Time Report – WSJ

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See also Henry Tang’s Palace or “Hole in the Ground” – A Hong Kong Scandal

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