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China’s Kashmir: Hong Kong?

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Is Hong Kong the most discriminatory place? Is Hong Kong, China’s Kashmir?`

An ad in a Hong Kong newspaper termed mainland Chinese as ‘locusts.’ | Image courtesy, source and translation by wsj.com The text asks, ‘Are you willing for Hong Kong to spend one million Hong Kong dollars every 18 minutes to raise the children born to mainland parents?’ | Click for source image.

An ad in a Hong Kong newspaper termed mainland Chinese as ‘locusts.’ | Image courtesy, source and translation by wsj.com The text asks, ‘Are you willing for Hong Kong to spend one million Hong Kong dollars every 18 minutes to raise the children born to mainland parents?’ | Click for source image.

Vermin in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is possibly the most racist place – at least from the few that I have visited.

Most Hong Kong Chinese are the obnoxious – unlike the Singapore Chinese. But then Lee Kuan Yew says that the Singaporean is much more English than Chinese.

Here is another case of repulsive behaviour by the Hong Kong Chinese

advertisement in a Hong Kong daily branding Chinese as ‘locusts’ has evoked angry reactions in China amid growing resentment among people over rising mainland influence.

The Hong Kong-based Apple Daily carried a full page advertisement on Wednesday demanding the local government stop pregnant women from the mainland from entering Hong Kong, which enjoys status of special administrative region (SAR) after the former British colony was brought under control of China, 15 years ago.

The ad features a huge locust over Hong Kong’s skyline with a headline saying, “Do you want Hong Kong to pay $1,000,000 every 18 minutes to raise babies whose parents are not permanent residents here?” (via Chinese see red as Hong Kong advert terms them ‘locusts’ – The Times of India).



Failed Westernisations

February 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Guernica / America’s Century of Regime Change

More by Kinzer on Regime Changes.

Failed Westernisations

For ambitious nations wanting to modernise, the easy way out seemed to be ‘copycat’ westernisation. Amongst the first ‘copycat’ states were China and Turkey. China, led by Sun Yat Sen, was the first major power, which tried going down the western path. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria sounded the death knell of the Chinese Republic and Monarchy.

Ataturk’s Turkey

Turkey – led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the next ‘copycat’ attempt at westernisation. After WW2, the victorious allied powers dismantled the Ottoman Empire. Turkey was reduced to a rump state.

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