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The End of HK as we know it

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The End of HK as we know it

Old 4th Sep 2019, 06:21
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Originally Posted by Dan Winterland View Post


Billions of dollars in bank accounts, investment portfolios and properties their owners would rather the mainland authorities not to know about.
Including the authorities as individuals themselves Dan! They want to teach HK a lesson but not scupper it completely. CX in its current form will have a tough time surviving but again I’m sure they don’t want to destroy it.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 08:11
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You guys have short memories, we’ve been through this before multiple times where we thought the end was coming.........and we’re still here.

sorry to disappoint a few of you but CX will survive.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 10:29
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Originally Posted by ACMS View Post
You guys have short memories, we’ve been through this before multiple times where we thought the end was coming.........and we’re still here.

sorry to disappoint a few of you but CX will survive.
The future looks real complicated this time. Or this "HK revolution" could spread to other parts of China.
I don't know. I'm just a bystander with some interest in what's going on there. Watching history as it happens.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 11:51
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"...we're still here..." ?? Sure we are. We're missing most of our limbs, had our eyes plucked out and most of us are now missing our balls, but "we're still here". Comical.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 12:19
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Originally Posted by Brian304 View Post


As the old saying “Money is king”, Mainland has the finances to reduce prices to a new low to attract investments.
Ha, you just don’t get it. Low prices mean squat when the threat of CCP confiscation and coercion lingers. Nobody, except perhaps the Mainlanders themselves, will be taking money out of HK to Sanya. You ever heard the expression... jumping out of the frying pan and into the fryer? That’s what a move to Sanya from HK is, obviously.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 12:58
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
"...we're still here..." ?? Sure we are. We're missing most of our limbs, had our eyes plucked out and most of us are now missing our balls, but "we're still here". Comical.
So why are YOU still here then? If you think the end is nigh why are you still here?
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 13:10
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I have only a few months left. Next question.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 13:50
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
I have only a few months left. Next question.
Congratulations!!! Whatever you do next, it has to be better than this. CX might just be reaping what it has sown for the last 25 years. Very, very few are truly loyal to this airline anymore. If the rats start jumping off the ship en mass, the pace is likely to accelerate exponentially. Once that happens, it’s all over. If CX can keep its good people, then it might have a chance.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 14:13
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Never thought I would look forward to my last day as much as I earnestly now do. It's a sad place, with a combination of fear, loathing and a general air of hopelessness. CX is finished, and i'm glad I almost am as well. Have a little place in the South of France and a sailboat. Won't be thinking about HK much at that point.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 14:26
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Originally Posted by Brian304 View Post
Sanya (the island next door)
A bit confused by this. Sanya is "next door" to Hong Kong in about the same sense that, for example, Houston is "next door" to Havana. I.e. 700km away and in a completely different legal, financial and political system.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 17:05
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May be it's time to short the Hang Seng
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 23:49
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
I have only a few months left. Next question.

i just looked back through your posts so why did you stay this long?
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 01:01
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Don't go, don't go, oh please don't go owowowooo, I beg you to stayyyyy..........I need some one to competently fly me around on my retiree sub load.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 01:26
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Because I joined on A scale, bought and sold 4 houses and made a lot of money. Next question.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 01:52
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Because I joined on A scale, bought and sold 4 houses and made a lot of money. Next question.
Why are you still here?

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Old 5th Sep 2019, 03:10
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Originally Posted by Paul852 View Post
A bit confused by this. Sanya is "next door" to Hong Kong in about the same sense that, for example, Houston is "next door" to Havana. I.e. 700km away and in a completely different legal, financial and political system.
Unless your like an organization like flightsafety who have the technology and don’t want to give it up to the Chinese government then ‘yes’ HK will be the best bet. But if your only import/export as a hub for products, in which at the end of the day it gets transported elsewhere for sale (e.g. mainland China) then if the taxes went down, the tax would financially compensate for the distance travelled. Mainlanders usually use HK as a hub for tax haven, I use it to transport my alcohol to save on tax lol...
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 05:11
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Just finished selling off my last two properties. The removal agent arrives a week Monday. Next question.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 05:18
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Just finished selling off my last two properties. The removal agent arrives a week Monday. Next question.
Why couldn't you do that from the south of France? Surely you could afford an agent to execute the sales on your behalf?

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Old 5th Sep 2019, 05:23
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Steve. It could be for a multitude of reasons (children, other business concerns, girlfriend etc, etc). Surely you have better things to do with your time than attempt to bait me (and you know that usually doesn't end well for you )
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 06:12
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Steve. It could be for a multitude of reasons (children, other business concerns, girlfriend etc, etc). Surely you have better things to do with your time than attempt to bait me (and you know that usually doesn't end well for you )
Yes, you're absolutely right, I do have better things to do with my time. For the record, I wasn't trying to bait you but trying to understand why someone who so patently hates his place of employment is still here, that's all.

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