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    Thumbs down Young Have Lost Confidence In Future Of *Hong Kong!

    WHY ...? I ... wonder, should this be the case, almost 20 years' after the island's sovereignty was handed over from to China?

    Last year, my nephew on my late first wife's side moved *there with his partner and three kids.

    Seemingly, he and his brood are as "happy as Larry" in their new surroundings.

    Admittedly ... ... Michael - at 47, and a graphic designer by profession - can no longer be considered young.

    But, in marked contrast, here is a link to an article from a young native HK graduate, who has a much less optimistic story to tell:

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-38623439 ...



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    Always had a soft spot for 'Hong Kong'


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    My kids studying there,rubbish that the young have lost confidence that's a load of toffee



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Parnham View Post
    Always had a soft spot for 'Hong Kong'
    ... China, I've been to, though not so far south as Hong Kong.


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    I had a great time working and living there in the 90s.

    Sometimes wish I'd stayed there and got my permanent residency !


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    I think it may well be a case of not having so much freedom as what they used to have when HK was under British rule, There can be no doubts that being under Chinese rule brings with it a little more shall we say Dictatorship, and less personal freedom than what they used to have. I have visited China 5 times, and had the opportunity to work there a couple of times, but in the end i bottled it...


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    I doubt if the kids today actually knew how much freedom there was in the Brit days as they were not even born...


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    Crikey, was it that long ago ?


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    Yes 20 years, July 1997...


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    Wow, 20 years ! ... me and my eldest son, taken there in 1996...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawi2 View Post
    My kid's studying there, rubbish that the young have lost confidence, that's a load of toffee
    Having never been there, ... all I can say is, don't shoot the messenger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    Wow, 20 years ! ... me and my eldest son, taken there in 1996...

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    I used to enjoy visiting Stanley for a few beers...


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    Never been to Stanley, strangely enough.

    That pic was taken at Pui O Beach on Lantau island... where I had an apartment after I brought the family over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    I had a great time working and living there in the 90s.

    Sometimes wish I'd stayed there and got my permanent residency !
    Happy days eh quite a few of my mates stayed on and have really good lifestyles nowadays,my friends daughter speaks fluent canto,english,and tagalog,if only we could turn back the clock and appreciate what a great place it was and how lucky we were to live there.



    Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again. But life goes on.
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    Yes, totally agree there mate.


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