Five or more reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (VI): Privatize the Police!

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Share This:   Continuing with our past posts concerning the Hong Kong’s undeserved position in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, it is time to talk about the elephant in the room: Police, also called “Rascals” (guwatzai 古惑仔) by … Read More

The Economist and the origins of HK’s wishful thinking

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Share This:   Wishful thinking: “a pattern that recurs in personal lives, in politics, in history – and in storytelling. When we embark on a course of action which is unconsciously driven by wishful thinking, all may seem to go … Read More

Chip Tsao: The collective madness of nationalism

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Share This:   [You can read the original text in Chinese here. Used with permission] Whereas the recent “Scandal of Sun Yang’s drug cheat” became the battlefield of Chinese nationalism, those who read English remained sober and reasonable on the … Read More

Five Republicans Discuss “Chinese Nature”

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Share This:   [You can read the original Chinese here]   Chinese’s Double heart There is a country in the Far East whose citizens have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as fragile as glass. Whether … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (V): Jobs

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Share This:   Most Western foreigners arrive to Hong Kong with a job. But finding a job in the ex-British colony is no the easy task you might think it to be. Not, at least, if you are looking for … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (IV): Rule of Law

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Share This:   According to a report from Freedom House in 2015, and despite “dramatic public resistance”, rule of law and political freedoms have been under attack in Hong Kong. Although most people are concerned with the upcoming electoral process, … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (III): State-owned (and protected) monopolies

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Share This:   There are quite a lot of monopolies in Hong Kong: electricity is provided by either China Light and Power Group (covering Kowloon, the New Territories, and the outlying islands) or HK Electric (which covers Hong Kong Island, … Read More

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