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British human rights activist refused entry to Hong Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Well, in 1997, they had sky high home prices, cage homes, no democracy, and tycoons had their vested interest in all walks of life. What do you prefer now? Change or no change?


    Aren't the general problems much worse now with no hope of improving as the government is policy-less.

    Gini co-efficient worse
    Housing affordability worse
    Rule of Law worse
    Freedom of the press worse
    Quality of governance worse (Subjective but based on results)
    Education systems worse
    Education level worse (only developed country that is less educated now than 20 years ago)
    Pollution Worse (relative to other cities that have improved much more)
    Pedestrinisation worse
    etc

    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Should we unwind the minimum wage?
    The minimum wage has been poorly managed. The rate of increase has been to slow to make much of an impact. If you look at the major capitalist societies a minimum wage to protect the vulnerable in society is a norm.


    Not sure what your point is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    "To have tea with a few friends"? He flew all the way to HK and back for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    "To have tea with a few friends"? He flew all the way to HK and back for that?
    He was flying from Bangkok if I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    He was flying from Bangkok if I recall.
    Ah right. Still a long way to go for tea with friends though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    Ah right. Still a long way to go for tea with friends though.
    Not really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    Ah right. Still a long way to go for tea with friends though.
    From what he said he planned to catch up with people he knew in the City from when he used to live here.

    HK to BK - HK is a day trip for meeting sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    From what he said he planned to catch up with people he knew in the City from when he used to live here.

    HK to BK - HK is a day trip for meeting sometimes!
    It is fine if work are paying
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    Some Personal Reflections On The Erosion Of Freedom And Autonomy In Hong Kong

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