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

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

Academic freedom with Chinese characteristics

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Share This: I may have mentioned a couple of times two interesting essays about academic freedom in the field of Chinese studies: Jay Nordlinger’s “Scholars with Spine,” and Marshall Sahlins’ Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware. The issue of “academic freedom” has … Read More