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

Lee Yee:The Lie of “One China” and “Two Systems”

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Share This:   During Trump and Xi Jinping’s talk, Trump “agreed at the request of President Xi to honour our ‘One China’ policy.” And so did today’s conversations between Trump and Xi Jinping started: giving face to China. One of … 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 (II): Property rights

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Share This:   Property rights are the most basic of all human rights, the most basic economic institution for people to maintain their own existence. Little is it known that the HKSAR government can expropriate your house to build huge … Read More

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

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Share This:   When libertarians talk about Hong Kong, we drool over the fact that it has been the freest economy for at least the past 20 years. Its capitalist policies, although increasingly stained with high doses of cronyism, speak … Read More

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