Taiwan train flagged into Kowloon

Central Station | May 16, 2018
Legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee went off track. For there was a Taiwan express train on her graphic endorsing the co-location arrangement between Hong Kong and the mainland. Ip made headlines as head of legislature's Bills Committee two week ago by refusing to go along with red flags that foes of the co-location arrangement to allow mainland officers to be stationed at the new Kowloon terminal tried to wave to slow the measure. So now it's going to be enacted. But district councilor Chai Man-hon blew the whistle on the train in Ip's graphic. He posted a photo of it on his Facebook page and pointed out it's a model that belongs on Taiwan tracks. The train is white with light orange lines whereas the mainland's model Hong Kong will use is light silver with sharp orange trim. "I strongly support a co-location arrangement with the user of the 700T trains," he wrote in jarring swipe. "Somebody said Google will display Taiwan trains if you type traditional Chinese characters for 'express rail' to search," Chai explained. "I tried it and found it's true." Ip said the error by one of her staff is being rectified, adding: "What's the big deal? It's just a graphic design mistake."

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