Li Ka-shing was quoted as saying that “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions”. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing invokes poetry in call for end to protests and violence

  • In a statement, he says ‘the melon of Huangtai cannot bear the picking again’ – meaning something has suffered so much that further attack would ruin it
  • It didn’t go unnoticed in the mainland, with hashtag #LiKa-shingSpeakingOut one of the most searched-for phrases on Weibo – until it was disabled
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Li Ka-shing was quoted as saying that “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions”. Photo: Nora Tam
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