It won’t be long until we see droneworks in Hong Kong, I should think. These were a little underwhelming, if I’m honest, but I can see how they’d become extraordinary over time.
Valid rant about the mistaken idea that Chinese is somehow behind other (Western) languages. I got affected by a lot of these memes before I moved here. Even in the age of Chinaâ€™s social media boom, withÂ billion-dollar valuations for Beijing-based IT start-ups, prejudice against the Chinese language is alive and well. Source: Chinese Is Not a Backward Language
Brilliant. There are plenty more.
Always wondered what happened on the casino boats in Hong Kong harbour? Now you can get a view. Summary: doesn’t look a whole lot of fun. You can also get an amazing view of all the shipping in the world. Mesmerising.
Summary: they are doing well!
A very good summary of where China is at from a US perspective. Some breathtaking stats, e.g. soft power version 1: the students. The lesser-known side of the story is that China is also now a major consumer of U.S. goods. About one-quarter of the soybeans grown in the U.S. go to China, as well as one in five of …
People are queuing on all four sides of a block in Causeway Bay. I would love love love if it is a stunt and they are going around in circles. But it’s probably a free thingumabob instead.
You’ll hear plenty more about Jing-Jin-Ji, I’m sure. [linking] Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei into [a] city the size of Uruguay and as populous as Japan As usual, China has incredibly aggressive plans for its own development. Few nations come close to expressing this kind of strategy let alone execute it. Some interesting photos from a collection taken in the 70s in …
Extraordinary voting result. Why did only eight pro-Beijing-plan lawmakers vote Yes? Worried about their future from both directions? [update] the answer from Reddit. Bill is taken to vote because nobody requested to speak Pro-gov’t camp want to wait for Lau Wong Fat before voting proceed. Their strategy is based on the rule that at least 35 members have to be …
…for all the birthday wishes. And to the Kong for being beautiful all day. Even cooled down enough by the breeze for a snooze on the lawn.