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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am


Mainland author Han Han has praised Taiwanese people for their warmth and efforts to preserve Chinese culture:

Jared Cheng - This is very true. I think Taiwanese are the friendliest Chinese people anywhere, and Hong Kong and Taiwan have preserved Chinese culture which has been wracked by a century of radical political and social experiments on the mainland.

Charles Henning - I always tell people on the mainland, 'If you want to see China and Chinese culture the way it should be, go spend a week in Taiwan.' Naturally Taiwan has a lower population and much higher education rate with only a relatively recent history with democracy, but it can give hope. No wonder Taiwanese people are not at all eager to 'reintegrate'.

On pan-democrats' outrage over halting of filibuster:

Jessie Tong - If some arguments need 33 hours to present, wouldn't it have been more appropriate to issue the arguments beforehand for members to read before arrival at the meeting? And do we know why Legco president Tsang Yok-sing suddenly appeared in a Mao costume?

Letitia Wong - Regarding filibustering, it is the most civilised and rational means to block those irrational bills. Legco president Tsang Yok-sing utterly abused his power. The director of public prosecutions, Kevin Zervos, says the anti-corruption law should cover everyone, including the chief executive:

Sam Ho - Yes, nobody is above the law.

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - It is only fair that [the] anti-corruption law should have been applicable to the chief executive as well. Even a king committing an offence should receive the same punishment as his people who are guilty.