Hong Kong Takes a Holiday


“I once went to Philadelphia and it was closed.” – W.C. Fields

How can you compare the Philadelphia of W.C. Field’s feverish imagination, a sleepy burg where nothing happened, to Hong Kong, that money-mad mecca of moguls and millionaires? And yet I was tempted.

The last time I had been in Hong Kong was just prior to “the handover” in 1997, when Britain ended 150 years of colonial rule by returning sovereignty to China – Red China. Of course Hong Kong isn’t quite a worker’s paradise just yet. Under the terms of the handover agreement, China agreed to treat Hong Kong differently for a period of 50 years, the so-called “one country, two systems” approach.
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