But does the West know it? Look at Hong Kong.
ong Kong’s young democrats have looked for support from the world’s democracies.
While the depiction of the homosexual relationship central to the novel has proven a problem in visual adaptation, given China’s overall conservative attitude towards LGBTQ+ issues, the element of Daoist magic key to Modao Zushi‘s narrative also represents a cultural trope that was once considered taboo in modern China.
This process was most effective in Hong Kong, where the British colonial government was loose in governing Chinese materials.
Daoist magic reached its peak in popular culture and Hong Kong media between in the 1980s and ’90s, particularly in the form of films and TV series featuring monsters culled from Daoist lore, like the Mr. Vampire film franchise and the successful television show My Date with a Vampire.
In many older Hong Kong films, these undead are dressed in Qing dynasty official robes, with yellow paper talismans stuck on their foreheads, and jump in a single-file line with their arms raised up in front.
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The ECB will now accept lower-quality assets, including once-taboo Greek government bonds, as security.
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Much the opposite: ignoring calls from legislators from both sides of the aisle for her to freeze her $660,000 salary, Hong Kong’s most unpopular chief executive ever intends to keep her raise.
Attendees gather in front of a banner featuring Tiananmen Gate at Victoria Park during a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The anniversary strikes an especially sensitive nerve in the semi-autonomous city this year after Beijing’s move last month to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong, which critics fear will crush freedoms in the financial hub.
The Tiananmen crackdown is not officially commemorated in mainland China, where the topic is taboo and any discussion heavily censored.
In Hong Kong, an annual candlelight vigil that has been held in the city‘s Victoria Park for three decades usually draws tens of thousands of people.
The European Union on Wednesday urged China to allow people in both Hong Kong and Macau, its other semi-autonomous city, to commemorate the crackdown, saying it would be «a signal that key freedoms continue to be protected».
«I hope that in every corner of the earth there won’t be any days that are disappeared again. And I wish Hong Kong well».
Talking about pay for many workers is taboo, but according to the New York Times, there appears to be a shift in the conversation, moving the topic out of the «that’s none of your business» column to the «transparency» column.
20% salary increase expected when changing jobs in Hong Kong
There appears to be little effect on pay rates in Hong Kong when it comes to economic uncertainty around the world.
According to the article, employees changing jobs in Hong Kong see a 20% increase in pay on average when changing jobs.
This is being driven by tax incentives that encourage «Hong Kong professionals – especially high-income individuals – to seek opportunities in China and the so-called Greater Bay Area.» To read the full article, click here.
Professor Brian Tomlinson, a clinical toxicology expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told HKFP that symptoms of drink spiking include the victim acting sedated and confused.
Tomlinson added that although drink spiking is not a problem he regularly encounters, the crime may be more prevalent in Hong Kong than expected.
«Hong Kong bars – DANGER!!!!!,» says another, dating back to 2007.
Three of them were transiting through Hong Kong for a number of days and the other was a long-term expatriate.
In the following hours, a receipt from Taboo showed he bought a vodka and two tequila shots – an order he described as unusual – after which he got into a cab with two black women to Taikoo Place, where he allegedly assaulted the taxi driver.
Beyond his bank account, his legal case meant he could not leave Hong Kong for four months, where he spent Christmas, his birthday and his son’s birthday away from his family.
«I’ve got two boys, one of whom doesn’t know what’s going on, so he thinks I’m a spy because I’m always in Hong Kong, which is sort of funny but not funny because I’m lying to him,» he said.
An American teacher who has lived in Hong Kong for six years told HKFP that, in 2017, after a suspected drink spiking where he lost over HK$19,500, he attempted to report the incident.
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Hong Kong property prices have risen so high some desperate house hunters are now prepared to do the once unthinkable and buy a ‘haunted home.
In Hong Kong, units in which people have died due other than by natural causes are considered haunted.
«This is generally a taboo in the market, since it is dominated by locals,» said Fong.
Even though Hong Kong is one of the most westernized cities in Asia, buying a haunted home is unthinkable to most local residents.
HONG KONG — Thirty years after it was crushed by China’s army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop.
Released in May, the composition has been banned in mainland China, where all discussion of the protest movement and the military crackdown is strictly taboo.
Then a British colony, Hong Kong was a major base for the student protesters, especially after the bloody crackdown in which hundreds, possibly thousands, were killed.
Wong said people in Hong Kong should continue to hold rallies and memorial events for 1989 because the city is «the only place in the biggest country in the world, population wise, that we can talk about what we want».
Other Hong Kong entertainers are not immune to Beijing’s effort to eradicate the memories of the bloody 1989 crackdown.
Anthony Wong Chau-sang, a Hong Kong actor, has said on several occasions that his film roles went away after he spoke out against the Communist government.
Amid simmering political tensions in Hong Kong in light of the 30th anniversary, Wong’s song has been well-received, topping the city’s iTunes chart.
The text of this article was generated by the Breaking The Silence system that collected 8 news articles posted on the web from January 2019 to September 2020 and clustered for the taboo subjects related to Hong Kong