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    I don't get why there should be a ban. Other places close all bars, restaurants, stores (other than supermarkets and pharmacies). If they are really serious that's the right move. But seems everything is superficial without making much sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    I think it largely depends where one is.

    When I lived in Hong Kong it used to stagger me just how much and how often the expat community drank alcohol, especially the Brit Boomers and their round buying shout culture, who really thought it was o.k to drink as fast as possible, 10 - 12 San Mig bottles during an evening sitting. This was most evenings too!

    One thing I have noticed since we left the confines of the expat bubble that we lived in for over 2 decades is, young people ( Millennials ) over here in Brissie ( the ones I have observed during many social gatherings ) either don't drink thanks to P plate zero alcohol laws , or if they do, really take it easy or prefer party drugs instead lol

    For the exception of a couple of middle aged lawyer mates of mine, who are very matter of factly and proud of it, high functioning alcoholics! But, for the most part, most people we tend to socialise with these days, either don't drink, or are noticeably drinking a lot less than they used to ( 10 - 20 years ago ).

    This Latrobe University study below, tends to mirror my observations, which I can only think is a very good result for society in general.
    https://www.latrobe.edu.au/nest/gene...drinking-less/

    It would be interesting to see once the boomer expats start popping their clogs, what affect ( if any ) it will have on the whole expat drinking culture in HKG as a general rule.
    Alcohol use is falling all over the rich world especially for millennials. Even in HK the rate has dropped for the 25-30 age group in the last 20 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis
    I find it amusing to see a number of expats feeling discriminated against because of the masks or drinking issues. Yet when it's time to label HK people as rude or greedy or racists then most of the time, it's just OK to put all of them in the same basket.
    Feeling and being are very different things. And, "a number of expats" are they the same same people?

    A bit of 'lumping all people together here' a few generalisations, is that not what you are accusing others of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    Even in HK the rate has dropped for the 25-30 age group in the last 20 years.
    They are mostly on Ketamine instead. It's only recently that under 18s were banned from buying booze in HK because they never have been interested.

    Booze has never been big in Asia due to evolution. The Chinese learnt early on that boiling water made it safe to drink. Europeans, learning from the Middle East, found brewing beer had the same effect.

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    Meanwhile, in the UK total lock down....

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    Important exemptions there!

    Enjoying Bojo's U-turn?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyears
    They are mostly on Ketamine instead. It's only recently that under 18s were banned from buying booze in HK because they never have been interested.

    Booze has never been big in Asia due to evolution. The Chinese learnt early on that boiling water made it safe to drink. Europeans, learning from the Middle East, found brewing beer had the same effect.
    Say what now? Never been big in Asia? Not been to mainland, Korea, or Japan?

    Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal
    Say what now? Never been big in Asia? Not been to mainland, Korea, or Japan?
    Government shindig in China?

    The United States has an annual consumption per person of 8.7 liters of alcohol while men in China 11 liters of alcohol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal
    Say what now? Never been big in Asia? Not been to mainland, Korea, or Japan?

    Ha!
    Of course I have, but look how little alcohol a Japanese or Korean have to consume to appear flushed and give up. Asians cannot metabolize alcohol for the evolutionary reason I gave. GIve it a few 100s of years more evolution and all will be more equal.

    Also maybe their armpit sweat will smell and they'll get wet earwax as well. Lots to look forward to

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