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Ah, The Travails of My Beloved Hong Kong...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Sierra Mike, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    A little more evidence of the PRC plundering--or just mismanaging--Hong Kong for the benefit of the ascendant Shanghai, whore of the East...

    Read all about it at Betraying Hong Kong's Trust

    SM
     
  2. Swamp Fox

    Swamp Fox Veteran Member

    Well, the PRC's are just cutting off their nose to spite their faces. Imagine the US government trying to favor NY over Chicago - think of the implications that would have for the national economy, as the commodity traders in the MidWest lose confidence in their right to make money.
     
  3. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    True enough. But the US doesn't have the enormous face issues the PRC does. Hong Kong was pretty much built by the British, without a lot of input from the Chinese themselves. Shanghai is a complete PRC show, and it's no problem for the mainlanders to relegate HK to also-ran status, since they don't really consider it part of China. It's ridiculous, because basically, China got a shiny pearl from the Brits in 1997. One would assume they would nourish it wisely, but instead, with typical mainlander avarice and envy, they merely want to transplant it further up the coastline.

    I don't think the Taiwanese are too far afield when they point to what's happening with Hong Kong as a reason against reunification.

    SM
     

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