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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am
 

On philanthropist Robert Ho Hung-ngai saying that collusion between big business and top officials makes HK hard to govern:

Sam Ho - The recently proposed new minimum wage level at HK$33 per hour, if implemented, is bound to push out even more small businesses and reinforce the domination of giant corporations. Without these small shops, the control of commodity prices would fall into the hands of the rich and powerful minority, reinforcing their 'rule' over Hong Kong's economy and ordinary people would suffer.

Law Hin-lau - He lives in Vancouver. As an outsider, he can say whatever he wants on local irregularities as both the government and business can do nothing about him.

Charles Henning - I think he mainly stays in Vancouver because the air is cleaner.

On the US ambassador to Beijing being praised for his thrift:

Ela Sashimi - Correct me if I'm wrong, but Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has gone to New Zealand and Chile. I wonder what hotels he stayed at and how different they are from the illegal- matchbox partitioned suites many Hongkongers live in because of his policies.

Kelvin Ng - Gary Locke did just what is commensurate with the fortune of his country. Don't forget his is one of the biggest debtor countries in the world.

On high-earning couples in HK choosing not to have children:

Yi Long - I don't believe money is the problem, especially not for those who are already high earners. Hong Kong already has extremely low taxes. The problem is probably housing. Houses in Hong Kong are small, new houses are very pricey, and as a result children will live at home for a long time. So it's a very big decision to take because basically you're giving up your own life and privacy.

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