Kowloon City – the Next Tsim Sha Tsui/Causeway Bay?

Financial Secretary, John Tsang said in his blog post (is that the only way the HKSAR government know how to communicate with the people?) that the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (a white elephant BIG time!) will bring about a lot of tourists and business to the surrounding area and the eateries in Kowloon City are very important in terms of attracting more tourists!

He said that Kowloon City should turn itself into a “Town of Delicacy” and should learn from Lan Kwai Fong’s success in promoting it as an attraction of Hong Kong.

The restaurants in Kowloon City are a great mix! You can enjoy Islam food, Thai cuisines, Hunan spicy meal, or anything you can think of, and end your feast with a uniquely Hong Kong desert – Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo, or if you dare durian pancake!

BUT what does John Tsang really mean? Did he mean knocking down all the old buildings (great for photos!) which were limited in height as our old airport was right in the middle of Kowloon City? Did he mean turning all these independent local eateries into chain restaurants where by characters will be completely lost and leave our Kowloon City with vibrant colour a soulless town just like Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay where by you can find no restaurant but those chains that are not only soulless but charge you obscene amount of money with a tinny portion that barely fills a 5-year-old’s stomach?

I always love going to local independent eateries. The fun part is ordering your food! Watch the waiter scribbling down the names of the dishes in the most unusual calligraphic style (or shorthand) on a piece of paper which will be sent to the kitchen is just so very charming in its own way! In a chain? You order something, the waiter write down a bunch of meaningless numbers on the order form (or ask you to tick the boxes on the order form, as most chains do) and punch your order into the computer, and a soulless piece of paper gets ejected out from the machine…

You just can’t beat the human touch of these little shops and restaurants!

Another thing is, once chain restaurants started to open in Kowloon City, you are guaranteed to see chain cosmetic shops, chemists, chain jewelry shops, luxurious accessories shops crowding over. Little independent shops and restaurants will be forced out as these chains and international brands can pay rent that no one can afford. There is no doubt that in five years time Kowloon City will be just another Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. New statistic shows that there are MORE jewelry shop than convenient stores in Causeway Bay! That’s single-industry economy for you!

The HKSAR Government is working tirelessly to kill off all the non-China-focused services and businesses. Walk down the street in those tourists areas, nothing is meant for the people of Hong Kong nor any tourists in the world but Chinese “tourists”! At the moment, tourism contributes no more than 4% to our GDP, but by converting each and every inch of Hong Kong into “China Focused Service Zones”, Hong Kong will truly become complete and utterly reliant on China, especially the tourists from China. Then what’s going to happen? The so call “truth” nowadays (i.e. “If it wasn’t for China [to look after Hong Kong], Hong Kong would have been long dead”), will really be the truth!

The HKSAR government does not service the people of Hong Kong, they are appointed by China to serve China and the people of China. All policies favour and are meant to please China! You and I are no different in this particular context: we are the minority and are being discriminated by the HKSAR government – as long as you are not Chinese you are on the same boat with the Hong Kongers with yellow faces – Yup, by Chinese I mean those who’re from China (they never think that Hong Kongres are Chinese anyway, unless Chinese need Hong Kong for example when there’s a flood or earthquake).

Third line: Write your posts in Tibetan! Idiot!
Fourth line: Why use Chinese (language)? Speaking Chinese (language) and writing Chinese (language), (to) crticise China, you are a stupid XXXX!

Source: Free Tibet

BTW, please respect us Hong Kongers. Just like we won’t look at an American or Aussie and say “you were English too!”: Please Stop pointing at Hong Kongers and call them Chinese, it is an insult!

Over and Out!

One Cross-Boarder Marriage Brings A Whole Village of Chinese to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Autonomy Movement illustrated how ONE Hong Kong man’s cross-boarder marriage can “boost” Hong Kong’s population (new immigrants from China). Soon enough, there will be more Chinese than Hong Kongers in Hong Kong!

Thank them so much for all the details. Now let’s look at this TRUE STORY – Mr A lives in Tin Shui Wai

(1) Mr A is a Hong Kong citizen. After he married Ms B from China, she applied for a One-Way Permit using “family reunion” as her reason. She had to wait for a few years before she moved to Hong Kong. Ms B gave birth to a baby girl in China before she moved to Hong Kong. Mr A successfully applied for his wife and daughter to move to Hong Kong. Result: 1 HK citizen+ 2 Chinese

(2) Ms B divorced Mr A after she moved to Hong Kong and met Mr C who is not a Hong Kong citizen (and he’s from the same province in China of Ms B). Mr C is divorced for many years and has a son who was born in China. Ms B successfully applied for Mr C and his son to move to Hong Kong as she claimed that they are her dependents. Result: 1 HK (new) citizen (Ms B) + 2 Chinese (Mr C and his son)

(3) Years later, Ms B has been a Hong Kong permanent resident for years, she applied for her mother to move to Hong Kong. Since her mother is above 65 years old, she did not have to wait and can immigrate to Hong Kong immediately. Result: 1 HK (new) citizen (Ms B) + 1 Chinese (Ms B’s mother)

(4) After three One-Way permit applications, one Hong Kong citizen (Mr A) brings FIVE Chinese citizens to immigrate to Hong Kong – all because of one cross-boarder marriage. In addition to the above formula, Mr C, Mr C’s son and Ms B can also help their other relatives in China to apply for One-Way Permit in the names of family reunion. Mr C’s 65+ year-old parents (2 Chinese), Mr C’s son can apply his birth mother to move to Hong Kong after he is 18 years old (1 Chinese), Ms B’s mother can also apply her children to move to Hong Kong (as many as she pleases), and these children of hers can apply for their spouses and children to move to Hong Kong. And so on.

 

 

A simple formula: “marriage, divorce, re-marry” can bring in FIVE Chinese to Hong Kong as “new immigrants”. Hong Kong’s immigration policy is completely ridiculous! Once the new immigrants obtain their permanent residencies, they can apply for their relatives to move to Hong Kong for “family reunion”. Theoretically, there is no limit in terms of how many Chinese can move to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has essentially leave its front door WIDE OPEN for Chinese to move in as they please.

How about other countries in the world?

Japan: A foreign man marries a Japanese woman, he cannot apply for citizenship; if a foreign woman marries a Japanese man, she can apply for citizenship. However, when she is neutralised, her relatives cannot apply for Japan citizenship.

Singapore: Similar to Japan. Men cannot marry Singaporean women to obtain Singapore citizenship, this is to prevent people getting divorce and marry a local to get citizenship of the country.

Taiwan: After living in Taiwan for over 10 years plus other conditions are fulfilled, a Taiwan citizen can apply for their spouse to move to Taiwan. This spouse will be granted conditional temporary residency. If they divorce within a certain period of time, the conditional residency will be voided. A spouse of a Taiwan citizen cannot apply his/her relatives to move to Taiwan unless he/she has been living in Taiwan legally for over 10 years.

US: Citizens have to prove that they have been paying tax before they can apply their relatives to move to the US. If the applicants are elderly, they will not be able to enjoy social benefits at the beginning – the US citizen who applies an elderly to move to the US will have to bear all the expenses of the elderly. As for spouses of US citizens who move to the US, until they begin to pay tax, they will not be able to enjoy any social security or unemployment benefits. If one divorces their spouse who is a US citizen, he/she re-marry, he/she will have to pay tax for several years before applying for the spouse to move to the US. All to prevent any exploitation of the system.

 

Now let’s look at Macau and China:

Macau: a Macau permanent resident who wants to apply his/her spouse to move to Macau, the spouse has to live in Macau for seven years before obtaining permanent residency. If the spouse divorce the Macau permanent resident, his/her residency will be invalid immediately.

China: anyone from any nation marrying a Chinese citizen, he/she cannot obtain Chinese citizenship, including people from Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Now you can see the loophole, right? Some may say that applying relatives to move to the country one reside is basic human rights, but the system in Hong Kong is not comprehensive enough to make sure that there is a certain limitation to prevent people from exploiting it! Human rights is one thing, but a throughout population policy is also necessary. By simply revising the existing immigration law to seal the loophole or at least make it more difficult for people to exploit it, this massive uncontrollable influx of new immigrants from China can then be “relieved”.

“Zero quota for anchor baby” (as called by CY Leung) is useless unless immigration policy is amended.

Over and out!

 

Attack on Titan/ Attack on China?

Attack on Titan is a Japanese comic series and recently made into anime. The series has gain substantial popularity in Hong Kong (as well as in Japan, I’d think).

Many in HK find the story line matches the situation in Hong Kong, hence they created the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGqN2M5NrY

Cantonese lyrics with English subtitle.

Enjoy.

Over and out

Chinese Being Discrimated by Hong Kongese – Wee in Public is Not Allowed!

A Chinese (a.k.a. Mainland Chinese) blogger complained about being discriminated by Hong Kongers! Summarising the story below:

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In his/her recent trip to Hong Kong, something very upsetting happened to him/her…
The blogger and his family (including his/her just over 2-year-old son) went to the Tsui Wah Restaurant (a famour local restaurant chain) on Carnarvon Road around 8-9pm on 9/Feb. They have a habit of carrying a plastic bottle for the child to wee in case they can’t find bathrooms in the public.
 
The child wanted to have a pee, and the blogger took him to a corner inside Tsui Wah and get ready for his release. The staff in Tsui Wah almost screamed at us “there’s a toilet on the 2nd floor!” Everyone in the restaurant looked at the blogger and the child. The blogger said to the waitress “my child is very young, he might not be able to hold and wet his pants. It’s cold and he may catch a cold!”
Before the waitress could response, another male staff tried to stop the blogger, who wrote “he said that peeing inside the restaurant is not allowed, and it affects other customers or whatever”.
The blogger said: I understand that it (kid peeing in public) is not pleasant, but if the staff really concern about other customers, they should have come over and tell us quietly instead of screaming at us. The truth is, the Hong Kongers are just against Mainland Chinese! We were very upset because of that. Our Lunar New Year’s eve was ruined because of these Hong Kongers who discriminate Mainlanders.