Last edited by paenme; 28-09-2010 at 10:20 PM.
Do you really think you have more personal liberties here in HK than you do in Canada or the US? I suggest you travel to those places and then let me know what you think. Would you say that an average person in Hong Kong has a better quality of life than someone who lives in a Western country, like Canada? I would have to disagree. Personally, I don't really appreciate "random drug searches" here in HK, and I know for a fact they don't happen as often in most Western countries.
Personally, I can tolerate higher crime rates as oppose to random drug searches, prostitution advertised so openly, and poor/homeless people scattered around the streets as they are here in HK. I live in a fairly nice area here, but there are still old ladies who sleep in piles of garbage every night.
Every country in the world has it's own set of problems. I realize that. But if Hong Kong is going to call itself a "world city" I would expect it to be the quintessential example of a city - and it isn't. A lot of cities in North America and Europe wouldn't make the cut either. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy living in HK. It's a fascinating and rich city. But I would still stand by my statement in that is is far away from being considered a "world city".
With all due respect to everyone, I have forgiven and let the matter go, its now all up to you what you do with this post.... thanks
To some extent I can agree with you there is liberty there in US, you can look the way Bush tried hard to extend this "free stuff" to Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, and everyone 'd believe it. But if you compare that liberty in US with the one in Western Europe, you would get surprise ! Where you can find naked public beach in US ? Where in US you can drink alcohol on public without getting caught by cop ? (some friends told me there may be some few states only). In Asia it is free to express negative feeling too, what Americans usually only reply "I'm fine. How are you ?" if you ask them "how are you?", here you can say "not good, I'm feeling bad".
There are more things both negative and positive about US or HK but guess it's time for lunch!
Would be interested to know what sort of treatment this was.in my case the treatmet was completely based on stereotypical perception of personalities of a particular race/gender.