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What pushed Hong Kong to the brink? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-8-19 14:50:38 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-8-18 12:50
Hong Kongers are indeed snobbish towards their Mainland compatriots, but that's beside the point.  T ...

Falls back to British time. The wealthy few can easily continue to do deals with the British which the normal Hong Kong working class and below can't. Should read about the English commentary on Hong Kong's corruption in the 70s or 80s. Starts from this era. Higher property prices will only benefit these Hong Kong and British elites and enrich them superbly in Asia. Why didn't the Hong Kong people ask the English Queen why there aren't proper housing policies for the average? Except for British Hong Kong most other nations have such things though efficient or not only. Normal Hong Kong people can't cope with the wealth growth of the rich in Hong Kong but because Mainland China was much, much poorer substantially and in substantially huge numbers, the poor Hong Kong people didn't feel they have been cheated by the British because someone next to them is much worst off. However now that the Mainland has suddenly grown wealthy in a larger way, they suddenly feel small because next to them everything is much bigger and the people can afford it while they can't. So instead of doing the right thing, they think their freedom of speech is priceless. Actually they are dumb, when one is poor, one can only take instructions from the rich. Since when the rich have subjected themselves to be controlled by the poor? And their current predicament is their continued failure to understand that their previous rich and the British had put them in this conundrum. If only Hong Kong open their eyes, this is something so prevalent in the US that every other country sees - the rich rules the US country, never ever the poor but blind and dumb Hong Kong people can't see because they are cut off from Western ills.

Now Mainland has to go through the arduous task of changing their mentality. But there will be good things going through such challenge. For one how China can through Hong Kong enter Australia and Canada elites circles.

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Post time 2019-8-19 14:51:46 |Display all floors
msrong Post time: 2019-8-18 15:09
Young S. Koreans face the same problems with high cost of living and an eroding job market.
Young ...

Its much worse in South Korea. Many have to pretend they are affluent. Peer pressure.

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Post time 2019-8-19 15:01:12 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2019-8-19 09:20
Are you saying the millions of young couples on the mainland are not facing similar housing proble ...

In Mainland's third tier cities those people can sell their apartment, use half the money to buy a proper landed property in Southern Europe, save the rest and then do normal jobs in Southern Europe to maintain a normal lifestyle. Was told of this trend since 2015. And in their villages, people don't feel that hapless because they have their farm or small plantation to work on. Though they can't be driving Mercedes Benz or Porsche but they are empowered to some extend because they are running small businesses. Met some from small village people, they were actually plucked out to the cities to work by the government without them having to surrender their village land. Of course their city people have to work their heads out. Everyday there are queues of people looking for jobs. But guess they have the right mind set. Have to work to earn proper living. So apparently the normal people do their best to keep their jobs.

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Post time 2019-8-20 17:03:51 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-8-19 11:41
But foreign anti China elements don't dare to operste on the Mainland, so no chance to instigate v ...

re:  "But foreign anti China elements don't dare to operste on the Mainland, so no chance to instigate violent protests!"


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Post time 2019-8-24 17:31:46 |Display all floors
tenith Post time: 2019-8-19 15:01
In Mainland's third tier cities those people can sell their apartment, use half the money to buy a ...

If these people are in the cities, away from their villages, then it's obvious that they do not own houses in their villages or look after their kids there. Do you have any figures on how many people are migrating "to do normal jobs in Southern Europe" ? How would they easily do this if they only speak Chinese ? Village land is not the same as a normal modern apartment if you have ever seen some of the very ordinary accommodation in rural areas. Close to the cities such former agricultural land is being brought up by property developers to build apartment blocks or tourist accommodation that the locals can't afford.  If there are "queues of people looking for jobs" then it's logical again that these people do not have the money to buy an apartment.

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Post time 2019-8-29 12:38:22 |Display all floors
tenith Post time: 2019-8-19 14:50
Falls back to British time. The wealthy few can easily continue to do deals with the British which ...

"So instead of doing the right thing, they think their freedom of speech is priceless."

HKgers are really dumb when they can't even see that votes can't fill their tummies, neither can freedom of speech!  They should stop rioting and grab the opportunities offered by China just across the border in the Greater Bay Area of Shenzhen!

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