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Eddie Chung
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I always find the celebration of the handover a little bit weird. Its hard to describe. If you are one of those who's family immigrated overseas for fear of communist rule, you will know what I mean. I have now been back in HK for some 18 years. I came back in around Feb 1989 after spending some 11 years overseas. June 4th massacre happened in the same year, (depending who you speak to !!). I remember it well and joined the march. It was great seeing so many people out in the streets marching in protest. Fast forward to 1997, I remember celebrating but I wasn't very happy as it seem my whole life and path had somehow revolved around the fear of the handover. Forward another 10 years to 2007 and I am just starting to get comfortable with the old one country two system situation. We celebrated and watched the fireworks from the safety of the American club, I am no longer worried about tanks rolling pass the border to HK to crush us. Now, I am more worried that a plane might hit the American club building where I am standing. What a wonderful world.

almost 16 years ago 0 likes  7 comments  0 shares
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From a non-local point of view, it seems perverse to be celebrating the slow walk towards communist rule. But (and this is a huge 'but') I can't even BEGIN to understand how local people feel / felt about colonial rule... so maybe HK'ers are just happy to be free from the old system regardless of the alternative. I have overseas passports so what happens 40 years from now is of little concern to me. But I truly feel bad for the people who make HK what it is now, who have limited options, and will be well & truly f*cked in the future. It will be a sad day when HK gets wiped off the map and becomes another faceless mainland provincial city. Not a day for fireworks :)
almost 16 years ago
Doryuk 63 doryuk
I don't think HK will be wiped off the map, but its hard to imagine what will happen 40 yrs from now. Might pop down for a drink tomorrow after dinner. See ya.
almost 16 years ago
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'wiped off' was a bit strong perhaps... but as a prominent & unique city HK can no longer exist as we know it today. It's already just a medium sized city in relation to many other mainland centres, and with shipping going further into the delta and banking (perhaps) moving to shanghai... most of the cultural activity is already in beijing and it won't be long before all government activiy is moved up there as well... we'll be left with what?! The Jockey Club?!
almost 16 years ago
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and yes! more importantly will be out for beers later :)
almost 16 years ago
Paradox din 81 20131002 din 116 edit
very nice~
almost 16 years ago
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Ha, very interesting discussions you guys are having here. I think I'll probably be dead 40 years from now. But the cutest thing I heard about this topic is "Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of OLD LADIES running around with tattoos? (And RAP music will be the Golden Oldies!)" Hee Hee!
almost 16 years ago


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