Flashback: on the 07.03.2018, I sent a letter to Raphael Wong, the president of the Hong Kong League of Social Democrats (LSD). He was one of the leaders in the giant protests that rocked Hong Kong before the pandemic.
I met him and we had a long chat.
The discussion, quite relaxed and frank, was about politics and, anecdotally whether he would appear before his judge in a T-shirt. I remember telling him, that maybe a tie would make a better impression on the court… But in Hong Kong tribunals, where appearances are crucial, ties are used by the police/gangsters.