Sep 16, 2023Liked by Simon Ostheimer

A poignant article indeed. I suppose in one way we are being painted out of the official narrative but not from everyday life, thank goodness. I sense that people are generally very happy to have us here, from the very polite service in shops and restaurants etc. to the local minibus driver who deviates slightly from his route to drop us nearer to our place. They wouldn't do that if they believed the government's anti-western rhetoric and/or jingoistic warnings of 'foreign forces'. Funnily enough, I feel very close to the Kadoories having worked many years with CLP, stayed at the Peninsula (but only once!) and often hike around Kadoorie Farm ! Out of interest, I wrote an article also about the 'Hongkonger' a while back, probably we came to the same conclusion that here is really a very pleasant melting pot ! Here's the link:


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