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10th Jan 2020, 16:39
Replies: 15
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Posted By Paul852

Note though that on a quick Google the Japanese...

Note though that on a quick Google the Japanese Income Tax on that Year 5 salary appears to be 40% versus 15% in HK.
27th Dec 2019, 12:09
Replies: 32
Views: 16,913
Posted By Paul852

Equally true of Mrs Lam's administration!

Equally true of Mrs Lam's administration!
23rd Dec 2019, 15:15
Replies: 31
Views: 13,104
Posted By Paul852

I ask this purely for information (maybe I've...

I ask this purely for information (maybe I've been here too long):

Which country do you assert has a better free healthcare system than the free healthcare system in Hong Kong?

Which country do...
19th Dec 2019, 18:03
Replies: 104
Views: 131,823
Posted By Paul852

Showing your age a bit there! But thanks for the...

Showing your age a bit there! But thanks for the attachment.

Oh, and on a quick first skim-read, the authors might need to look up the difference between "silicon" and "silicone".
16th Dec 2019, 16:59
Replies: 30
Views: 14,041
Posted By Paul852

Sadly, although that works for Americans, it...

Sadly, although that works for Americans, it doesn't work for many others... As a Brit who has been in HK for more than 15 years I still have to pay tax on UK pension income, but I have no vote there.
15th Dec 2019, 15:24
Replies: 30
Views: 14,041
Posted By Paul852

As Airbubba says, these are both incredibly naive...

As Airbubba says, these are both incredibly naive assumptions. The first is completely wrong (I was paid for several years in the UK but taxed in HK, for example). And the second assumes a...
10th Dec 2019, 17:15
Replies: 136
Views: 80,182
Posted By Paul852

There appears to be one exception... ...

There appears to be one exception...

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9th Dec 2019, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 8,495
Posted By Paul852

That's a different hill - Tai Mo Shan is the...

That's a different hill - Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in Hong Kong, and is on the mainland (i.e. not on Lantau or any other island) (but still in HK, not in mainland China).

I've often hiked...
9th Dec 2019, 16:29
Replies: 14
Views: 8,495
Posted By Paul852

I recall that it's not the first time someone's...

I recall that it's not the first time someone's come uncomfortably close to Tai Mo Shan; I can't immediately find the details, but I'm sure the regulars in the Fragrant Harbour forum can fill us in....
5th Dec 2019, 18:01
Replies: 219
Views: 229,864
Posted By Paul852

If you read the rest of the thread you will see...

If you read the rest of the thread you will see that the "end" was to minimise the chance of being shot down by surface to air missiles!
27th Nov 2019, 16:56
Replies: 113
Views: 101,645
Posted By Paul852

I have to agree. I am not a pilot, but with an...

I have to agree. I am not a pilot, but with an interest in these things I have read many reports from the USA, UK and other authorities, and this for me is the most through analysis leading to useful...
27th Nov 2019, 12:17
Replies: 36
Views: 18,262
Posted By Paul852

Yes they are - trust a Finn(?) to have a better...

Yes they are - trust a Finn(?) to have a better grasp of English than an American! :D
25th Nov 2019, 13:29
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

And now of course you are totally accepting of...

And now of course you are totally accepting of the result?

There's a really interesting pause now while we all wait to see what, if anything, the government will do in response. It's good to see...
24th Nov 2019, 12:37
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

As do the people bussing the grannies in, paying...

As do the people bussing the grannies in, paying them, and telling them who to vote for.
24th Nov 2019, 08:37
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

I guess we will get a reasonable measure of which...

I guess we will get a reasonable measure of which of you is correct when the election results are announced later, busloads of grannies being wheeled in with their voting instructions written on...
18th Nov 2019, 09:43
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

Doesn't that apply to more and more of the world...

Doesn't that apply to more and more of the world these days? (Trump, Brexit, Catalonia, etc). I think the problem is the internet and the ability it gives for anyone to post anything, however...
13th Nov 2019, 15:44
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

Er, I think that would be backward. What can the...

Er, I think that would be backward. What can the PLA do that the HKP can't? The police have plenty of lethal firepower if they choose to use it.
13th Nov 2019, 05:49
Replies: 49
Views: 33,517
Posted By Paul852

Just an observation that being a Permanent...

Just an observation that being a Permanent Resident of HK (as I assume nearly all long-term CX crew are) means that you are entitled to vote (and to stand in District elections).
10th Oct 2019, 17:42
Replies: 75
Views: 40,184
Posted By Paul852

I feel you have perhaps misunderstood the...

I feel you have perhaps misunderstood the terminology around Paralympics.

Having said that, he was earlier banned for doping, so perhaps he likes getting high? :O
10th Oct 2019, 16:44
Replies: 41
Views: 64,478
Posted By Paul852

To make a long and complicated story short and...

To make a long and complicated story short and simple, basically the HK Government, because it is not elected and hence need not act in the interests of the demos, is, in practice, a means of...
7th Oct 2019, 18:42
Replies: 41
Views: 64,478
Posted By Paul852

I live here, as I guess you do, and have done for...

I live here, as I guess you do, and have done for the last 20 years. I fully understand that for most of HK, most of the time, life goes on as normal. Although in the last few days we have been under...
6th Oct 2019, 15:56
Replies: 41
Views: 64,478
Posted By Paul852

Kids grow up fast here: ...

Kids grow up fast here:
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5th Oct 2019, 10:26
Replies: 18
Views: 8,458
Posted By Paul852

That's true, but it does say that he spoke in...

That's true, but it does say that he spoke in German. Surely these days someone's patronymic says nothing about their nationality?
3rd Oct 2019, 15:26
Replies: 270
Views: 350,229
Posted By Paul852

Thanks for that - one of the greatest movies of...

Thanks for that - one of the greatest movies of all time (dodgy models notwithstanding)!
1st Oct 2019, 18:26
Replies: 22
Views: 16,613
Posted By Paul852

Indeed - "hero" isn't the right term here. A hero...

Indeed - "hero" isn't the right term here. A hero is someone who puts themself at risk for the greater good.

This man is a hero: www<dot>youtube.com/watch?v=ZEqWh6fl_sA

That's not what happened...
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