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#42 Apr 8, 2014
Jimmy Starchuk wrote:
Many people in Hong Kong have non-Chinese surnames, for example, Hotung.
I know a guy from Hong Kong. His last name is Szeto. That is not Chinese. Chinese last name is based on one word, e.g. Wong, Chan, Chen, Li...
That is pure ignorant.... one of the most prominent female minister in Tang Dynasty is shangguan wan-er, shangguan being the surname. There are many many compound surname examples, situ being another on, popular examples include ouyang, sima, xiahou, ximen,murong.

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#43 Apr 8, 2014
Gengis khan wrote:
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Triple, you are starting to disappoint me.. Plz get you facts right..
As a product of 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong has only been independent since 1st July 1997. In recent years, Hong Kong has undergone a sort of identity crisis, leaving some yearning for the days of British control. How much the city has changed is up to debate, as Brits and foreigners alike still feel a dominant Western presence throughout. Many expats already living in Hong Kong considered the change to be more of a formality than transformative occurrence. This may be the reason why many expats find Western comfort in this Asian city, as the British influence is woven throughout the entire society.
well well well,, no wonder they despise the "locusts".... wouldn't you?
OK, if you are referring to the first treaty of Nanking 1842. Nevertheless, after Margaret thatcher sought advice, including from Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, she conceded and returned Hong Kong, Kowloon and New territories in 1997.

Not really, I find Hong Kong very Chinese, much more so than say Singapore, but still very much an international city. In many ways, it is actually more Chinese than Taiwanese, see how they led protests against the Japs for diaoyu tai compared to Taiwan. Yes, it constantly bargains for more autonomy from China, but that has always been a characteristic of Southern Chinese people.

Yes, I don't like certain aspect of the locusts, but that won't stop me from supporting China's emergence into a global significance, a closer cross strait relation and its territory integrity including South and East China sea.

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#44 Apr 8, 2014
Gengis khan wrote:
Triple, It seems you are back on the bottle again, couldn't quite understand you. So got a chinese friend from downstairs to translate for me.
He said geeeez the guy is pi$$ed, he is not making any sense at all.
Sober up professor,, we like your input
jet lag not alcohol, I stopped drinking years ago. You got your Chinese friend to translate pissed English to Taiwanese English? You must be pissed.

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