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  • HK heading back to the 60s

    Published: 2/12/2016
    During several days while I was waist-deep in the pre-removal sorting of household junk, the rectification of Hong Kong continued in all its classic Leninist subtlety.  Three stories summarize the glo ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Book-sorting, cont’d

    Published: 30/11/2016
    Is it worth keeping the Handover-ploitation Collection of (mostly 1997) books agonizing over the future of Hong Kong? Possibly… A few gems far too good to let go… On the bright side, IR ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Man with nasty hair/jacket issues city dire warning

    Published: 28/11/2016
    The South China Morning Post devotes both its main and business sections’ front pages to a hitherto unheard-of but Extremely Important and Probably Intelligent and Influential tycoon from the Mainland ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Many happy returns, Stanley

    Published: 25/11/2016
    For many years now, every December 31, amateur actuaries with a twisted sense of fun have put casino/property mogul Stanley Ho at or near the top of their Hong Kong Celebrity Death Pool list. And ever ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Greg So nominated for economics Nobel

    Published: 24/11/2016
    The Hong Kong government informs taxpayers that the billions of their dollars it is donating to the needy and worthy fount of culture known as Disney will be ‘real’… Citizens no doubt wonder how the g ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Moving day approaches, slowly

    Published: 23/11/2016
    Another ‘off’ day, as preparations continue for the world’s most leisurely, drawn-out, slow-motion and lethargic residential relocation, from the Soho tong lau abode of almost a quarter of a century t ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Psychotic CCP cycle continues

    Published: 15/11/2016
    The South China Morning Post’s op-ed page goes into total patriotic mode today. One Norbert Knittelmayer (cross-border investment guy from Dusseldorf, thus totally objective) criticizes Germany’s gove ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Beijing’s friends come to Central

    Published: 14/11/2016
    I like Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing rallies – they make you feel so young, worldly, handsome, well-dressed, and blessed with free will. And at yesterday’s gathering in support of the Chinese government’s ‘ ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com
  • Revenge of the peeved

    Published: 10/11/2016
    OK, angry, neglected, left-behind, resentful, aggrieved, non-passport-owning rural and suburban white people of all socio-economic groups – we get the message. I thought the UK’s Brexit vote was at le ... Read more
    Source: biglychee.com