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China’s Million New Dissidents - WSJ
It is the gravest threat to date to the autonomy promised in the 1984 Joint Declaration, which set out the terms for Hong Kong’s return to China from Britain. At its core, this promise was that China would respect the most important guarantee Hong Kong offers investors and citizens alike: You and your money are safe here, because we aren’t China.
HongKong  WSJ 
june 2019 by HispanicPundit
Your Points and Miles Guide to Hong Kong
As Hong Kong is made up of different islands, it may be difficult to know where to start. A free walking tour is the ideal way to learn what you like. A Kowloon tour is especially unique, as it takes you away from the glamour of Victoria Harbour and the giant skyscrapers to show you local markets selling flowers, goldfish and birds for a more authentic understanding of the city.
HongKong  Travel  TPG 
september 2017 by HispanicPundit
Best Use of United Miles to East Asia | Travel Is Free
In general there seems to be more availability going Asia via Europe despite it being longer, it’s the same price. But you don’t have to stopover in Europe or some place way out of the way, you can use your stopover in Asia. And because Asia is so easy to get around in, you should consider using an “open-jaw”. The open-jaw is where you fly into one airport and out of another. On a roundtrip, United allows two open-jaws and one stopover. Let’s say your destination is Hong Kong, well, you can make it an open-jaw and fly into Hong Kong and out of Bali. Then you can use Avios to fill that gap, as Cathay has regular flights on that route and it’s only 12,500 Avios.
United  TravelIsFree  BritishAirways  HongKong 
december 2014 by HispanicPundit
How I determine what miles/points to use? | Travel Is Free
But if I’m in Hong Kong, I honestly won’t have many better options for my Hyatt points. If I’m in Budapest clearly the Radisson Blu is a good use of Club Carlson points that can’t be beat...British Airways can’t pass on fuel surcharges domestically or to South America – so I’ll save my Avios for flights within the Americas. AA has the best prices to Europe (off peak), Japan (off-peak), SE Asia, and sometimes to South America. United has decent prices to far away places like Africa and Oceania. Plus the far away routes have some killer opportunities for stopovers, which United miles are great for. Lufthansa is about to lose US Airways from Star Alliance, so last chance for a fuel surcharge free flight to Europe. Good prices and no fuel to Hawaii.
Hotels  HongKong  TravelIsFree  Flights  AmericanAirlines  BritishAirways 
november 2014 by HispanicPundit
Best Miles to East Asia Showdown | Travel Is Free
Given the fuel surcharges issue, AA is looking really good right now. Although, JAL surprised me with its low prices and also in having Malaysia Airlines as an option, like direct from LA to Tokyo. One thing you can do is take AA off-peak to Japan with a stopover in Hawaii. And then use Avios or United miles or something else… to go from Japan to SE Asia. You could even start in Japan to do a version of the Pacific Hopper.
AmericanAirlines  Flights  HongKong  TravelIsFree  Japan  LAX  Ana  BritishAirways 
november 2014 by HispanicPundit
Singapore Airlines First Class Suites: How To Book on Miles | The Points Guy
However, if at all possible, Aeroplan is the program whose miles you should use on the route from Singapore to Tokyo (assuming you find the first class award availability through Aeroplan) . That’s because the program’s Asia Zone 1 is enormous and encompasses both Singapore and Japan, not to mention China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This truly has to be one of the hidden gems in Aeroplan’s award chart since one-way economy awards are 10,000 miles, business awards are 15,000 miles each way, and first class awards are 25,000 miles each way!
flights  HongKong  singapore  TPG  AmericanAirlines 
october 2014 by HispanicPundit
What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government), Scott Sumner | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
If you ever find yourself starting to be persuaded I suggest you visit Hong Kong. I just got back from a trip to Hong Kong (previously I had visited in 1991 and 1999), and marveled at the world class infrastructure. Others seem to have been similarly impressed, as a recent study ranked Hong Kong's infrastructure number one in the world. This in an economy where government spending is 18.5% of GDP, vs. 41.6% in the US.
HongKong  capitalism  sumner 
october 2014 by HispanicPundit
Where to eat in Hong Kong
Anywhere near downtown virtually all of the good places are quite expensive. The good news is that there are many of them and they are quite fine indeed. Two I can recommend are Mott 32 and Ye Shanghai, near Central and Admiralty respectively
HongKong  travel  cowen 
october 2014 by HispanicPundit
The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong - Vox
But Hong Kong has a particular problem because of an ongoing decline in luxury goods sales that appears to be linked to a Chinese government crackdown on corruption and conspicuous consumption. The reason this crackdown is especially important for Hong Kong is that taxes in mainland China make fancy clothing and other luxury items much more expensive in China than abroad. So affluent Chinese consumers like to go on shopping binges when they travel. Hong Kong is pretty much the closest you can be to mainland China without being subject to mainland China's luxury taxes. Consequently, the island is crawling with upscale malls with large mainland client bases. Lately, those customers have been staying away, and it's dragging Hong Kong's economy down.
HongKong  yglesias  china 
october 2014 by HispanicPundit
My Travel Philosophy And Why I Love Hong Kong - One Mile at a Time
But what I really love about Hong Kong is the vibe — it’s one of the only cities in Asia I could actually imagine living in. You have parts of Kowloon where you literally feel like you’re in the middle of China, while you take the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island and feel like you’re in the cleanest, most modern city in the world.
HongKong  travel  OneMileAtATime 
september 2014 by HispanicPundit
The Myth of Asia's Miracle | Foreign Affairs
Krugman argues that the growth rate of the East Asian Tigers was fundamentals, not efficiency.
HongKong  singapore  economic-growth  EastAsianTigers  krugman  ForeignAffairs  sidebar 
march 2011 by HispanicPundit
Hong Kong: The Envy of Lee Kuan Yew, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Why did Hong Kong succeed while Singapore stagnated..even though Hong Kong had greater disadvantages to start with? Individualism culture in Hong Kong and the reverse in Singapore.
HongKong  singapore  capitalism  caplan  sidebar 
april 2009 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Antitrust for Hong Kong?, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"Even if you're a mainstream economist who thinks my general critique of antitrust is overblown, you should still grant that for Hong Kong, I'm right. And doesn't the fact that Hong Kong's made it this far without antitrust give you a moment's pause about the domestic benefits of these laws?"
anti-trust  HongKong  caplan  sidebar 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
Hong Kong Still the One — The American, A Magazine of Ideas
"The secret of Hong Kong’s success isn’t hard to find. It’s economic freedom, and everywhere a visitor is struck by how much of it there is. Red tape is almost unknown; registering a company requires only a one-page form...Hong Kong ranks first, by
HongKong  freedom  TheAmerican  sidebar 
march 2008 by HispanicPundit

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