Letters | Why Hong Kong should rethink its cryptocurrency hub ambitions
- Readers discuss Hong Kong’s cryptocurrency ambitions, criticise the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission report, and point to the benefits of Singaporeans being exposed to different perspectives
I fail to see how the development of a cryptocurrency hub would benefit our society in terms of creating employment opportunities for our youth or adding to our economic benefits. I respectfully ask the government these questions before they proceed with such a course of action. It is worth remembering the saying, “All that glitters is not gold.”
T.C. Ng, North Point
US report doesn’t reflect Hong Kong’s reality
Mark Peaker, The Peak
Singaporeans benefit from exposure to different views
I am writing with reference to the letter from the consul general of Singapore in Hong Kong, “Global talent always welcome in Singapore”(November 22). He seems to suggest that the Post confine itself to reporting on Singaporean matters only for an international audience, and ends his letter with a vague threat that if the Post were to end up “shaping public opinion in Singapore, that’s a different matter”.
As a Singaporean working in Hong Kong, I read the media based here as well as that based in Singapore. In this day and age, there are many people in Singapore and Singaporeans living abroad who read international publications. Exposure to different perspectives broadens the mind and makes one think.
Irrespective of the arguments for or against any given issue, it would behoove the Singapore government – and its representatives in Hong Kong – to place some trust in the mental abilities of the Singaporeans it serves and not attempt to dictate what they read.
Steven Pang, Tai Wai