Tien of the Best
In our interview with lawmaker James Tien [“First Person,” January 29, issue 1131], Tien said “Hong Kong used to be the leader, but now look at successful mainland companies like Alibaba and Tencent.” Facebook readers took exception to this…
That is nonsense. Those companies only succeed in China due to party support. Let them try and compete on the global stage and they fail. I hope Hong Kong entrepreneurs do not get too wedded to the idea of becoming a “Chinese” company and lose sight of the bigger picture.
Craig Bristol Dixon
Yes, but China keeps cheating and making unfair advantages, dumping money into the market to ‘prop-it-up’ and devaluing the money to cheat. China is on the edge of a money meltdown because they are cheaters.
Robert J MacFarland Fur God’s Sake
Readers respond to an online story in which Regina Ip defended wearing a mink jacket, explaining that a mink in a fur farm is a “farm animal” and wearing mink is “just like eating beef.”
An interesting and on point read on the subject I recommend: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, by Melanie Joy.
Point taken. Still wrong. Sounds a lot like ‘we eat beef so we should eat whales/dolphins.’
We discriminate animals based on their appearance/cuteness... must agree with her on this.
She has a point here.
Close to retirement, it seems she’s just stopped pretending to give a fuck.