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Who is leaving HK, Anecdotal Evidence - Part 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatts:
    His "hard talk" was more of a "soft talk" of the shoe shine variety.
    Was it really that bad? I think some of the discussions were pretty decent, agree a lot was pretty soft talk though..

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    I look at it this way, why would any politician with an artificially elected guaranteed seat would agree to face actual 'HARD TALK' in an extremely face-saving society!! Unless it is semi-hard/soft-hard talk without crossing that invisible and now rapidly changing boundary..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ndt:
    I look at it this way, why would any politician with an artificially elected guaranteed seat would agree to face actual 'HARD TALK' in an extremely face-saving society!! Unless it is semi-hard/soft-hard talk without crossing that invisible and now rapidly changing boundary..
    Backchat is now very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    And don't get me started on Vines...
    His latest book was a bit pedestrian for anyone who has lived the last few years in Hong Kong. Anything else you can tell?

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    For those interested in more stats ...

    Seems like the top end band A schools around town are seeing a 10%ish withdrawal rate of students.

    https://topick.hket.com/article/3138735/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    For those interested in more stats ...

    Seems like the top end band A schools around town are seeing a 10%ish withdrawal rate of students.

    https://topick.hket.com/article/3138735/
    Yeah, I can confirm that my school (one of the top Band 1 schools) has lost close to 10% of students. Owing to the fact that most of our students come from a lower socioeconomic background than the average HK family, I would assume that this number would be higher if these students' families had more opportunities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Flip flop... went over the "protestor" side after his brother got smurfed. His brother is a representative of the local-old-time Indian business community who are well known for doing whatever it takes to not create waves.

    And don't get me started on Vines...
    What do you mean by "waves"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shree711:
    What do you mean by "waves"?
    He means: To not rock the boat. Also known as, to turn a blind eye or be neutral when the government does something distasteful. By not getting involved it actually makes you complicit. All in the name of making a $.

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    I know it is the Torygraph but the comments section underlines one of the reasons I’m glad I’m not now living in the UK.

    I can’t like your post Brit, so here is the like!

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