Money

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am

Two more cities have joined Beijing with a tax on foreigners:

Patrick Elliott - The law looks to me like what many other countries already require, contributions to a social security system. As far as I know people coming to the US who are living and working there have to pay into the system, so, is this really any different? I'm required here in HK to make contributions to a Mandatory Provident Fund just like everybody else.

On the mainland marriage crisis:

Wendy Yap - This is what happens when money becomes the chief priority in life, human values like love, faith, hope, trust, sympathy and compassion, are lost. What a price to pay. Going back to basic instincts.

Yi Long - If women value money so much, they should make their own fortune, instead of selling their souls and bodies to get it while betraying someone's heart and robbing someone's wallet. If money is your sole motivation of getting into a relationship, then you're less than a prostitute. Less, [be]cause at least prostitutes are honest about the nature of the agreement.

On the US shifting its military focus to the Asia-Pacific region:

Philip Lam - China is such an irrational and irresponsible player in world politics that checks and balances need to be put in place. When circumstances warrant it, China needs to be reined in. The US is the only country that has the nerves and power to play this role. Good move.

Sam Ho - It is the US itself that is the biggest threat in the world. Just take a look at the number of civilians killed ostensibly for the purpose of counter-terrorism. China does not invade other countries, nor will it do so. It is the US that should be reined in.

Ken Fung - The money may be better spent domestically for education and homes, rather than Middle East and now Asia.