• @coralie that’s due to aging, not plastic surgery. 17-19 years old versus 27 years old. Plastic surgery only shaves bone off your face, they don’t take baby fat away from your face, because that’s desirable in Asia/Korea (looks younger)
  • @coralie Actually, they’re not thinking about foreigners’ assets, but rather their own. Backing down is pretty much to prevent HK from descending into chaos, as both HK and Mainland government underestimated the public’s response (a response that was historic to say the least – even bigger than during Occupy) and it’s obvious that the protestors this time around are not going to just “go away” that easily. A large part of HK’s existence as a thriving city is predicated on the fact that it is an international financial hub, which in turn is propped up by the wealthy big business elites and tycoons, most of whom are “well-connected” in Beijing (think “influential” government connections….for example, the Li Ka Shing, Lee Shau Kee, Joseph Lau of the world...). What makes these protests different from all the previous ones (i.e. Occupy and whatnot) is that there is actually widespread opposition to the bill across most of HK’s business community (which is understandable given the skeletons in the closets of some of those business elites and they certainly wouldn’t be exempt if Beijing were to come after them), so even if they don’t support the protestors per se, it’s in their best interests as well for the bill not to get passed. Since the protestors aren’t going to back down, if things really do descend into chaos (which could happen given the clash between police and protestors on Wednesday as well as CE Carrie Lam’s harsh stance), most likely the elites and tycoons are going to be the first ones to flee and take their money as well as businesses (or what’s left of their businesses) with them (which means that the corrupt officials on the Mainland side who either have assets themselves in HK or are “connected” to those who do would be adversely affected as well). If the bill doesn’t get passed and things pretty much remain status quo until 2047, most of the tycoons / elite / officials, etc. would be dead by then probably so whatever happens won’t concern them (plus the added benefit of being able to continue siphoning the money for another 28 years, of course)….
  • @llwy12 Ah I see what you're saying. China doesn't want to step on any toes because HK is still a cash cow. The reason they're able to siphon money from HK is because of the international financial treaties in place due to HK's special identity. But its identity is staked on the premise that China and HK operates under the "One Country Two Systems" rule. But everyone knows this rule will eventually expire in 2047. The elites & affluent parties are already alert to this, so they must be making preparations to leave before then. If anything, having China encroach on HK right now makes sense; they can freeze all foreigner assets if the money is all they're after. It doesn't make sense for them to back down?
  • @coralie Yup, that’s true, though 2047 is still a long ways off….no doubt that Hong Kongers are trying to hold on to as much of the “one country, two systems” thing as they can for the remaining 28 years. And yes, the international opposition to the bill from other countries is primarily due to the fear of their own citizens getting whisked off to China for no good reason other than they can (or possibly some corrupt Chinese official had a grudge against someone many years ago and would be able to “legally” exact payback)….but there actually IS more at stake for the other countries too though, since Hong Kong is a major financial / business hub and trading port that has always functioned independently from Mainland (and a lot of it is in writing via international treaties with other countries – for example, the U.S. has a trade agreement with HK that grants it special privileges on the basis of its autonomy)….I had read somewhere that one of the main reasons the HK government / Central government in Beijing agreed to back down / soften their approach wasn’t really because of the protests (because, as you correctly stated, both HK and Mainland government don’t give a crap what the ordinary HK people think/feel/want), but rather, they got wind that a lot of the HK tycoons and Chinese elite who have business interests in HK were transferring their assets offshore due to the chaos, which meant that government officials’ personal wealth would be affected if all the rich people bailed from HK and took their businesses with them. And yes, you are absolutely correct that truly the only way out is to uproot China governance of HK and that’s never going to happen….unless China decides to rescind the “one country, two systems” thing early, we are basically looking at 28 more years of this protest stuff….
  • @llwy12 i bet a good portion of those patriotic citizens are also china bots "wu maos" who are trying to earn a quick buck. these protesting exercises are great and all, but come 2047, nothing they do will make much of a difference. not to mention, china doesn't give a crap about extradition. if they want someone in HK, they'll just kidnap them and bring them back to China. all this protesting feels more like a show of civil disobedience than actually caring about their rights. and the reason why the west even cares is because should China want to "extradite" foreigners and keep their assets frozen, they no longer have to go through legal channels. not that they cared much about that in the first place. the only way out is if they uproot governance of china from the inside out. that probably means some sort of civil war. i don't think that's going to happen in my lifetime though.
  • @hayden videos, pictures, we have a lot of celebrities who were caught in the media. the medium in which they're caught makes no difference except one's longer than the others. @orchid123 i mean, we're just going to agree to disagree on that. how do you qualify bringing shame and terrible image to TVB? Hugo Wong definitely brought shame and embarrassment to TVB too, but not to the extent JW did...only because her cheating & cheated partners were famous. @ricky721 yes, it does seem to be double standard with these cheating celebrities.
  • @littlefish her family is part of her image. and it proves my point - modeling is not just the forte of those who are blessed aesthetically.
  • @coralie Uhm, I think Kendal got in due to family connection, not just merely because of her body or face. Her face helps but the first step was that important family connection lol. I remember the first time I knew of them was America’s next top model, where they were freshly step in the modelling business
  • She looked better pre-procedure...at least there was more volume to her face
  • @coralie well, it's the pure image that attract his fans not the dirty smelly smoker image. but i don't know if philanthropy is really going to savage his habitual smoker image.
  • @coralie with these things, it appears that it’s easier for a guy to make a come back then a girl. In Jacqueline’s, with Sammi’s fan base and with Sammi being the Queen in the music industry, I think the come back will be much tougher.. I’m sure TVB will be playing the deck of cards carefully. But I always wonder thou...
  • @coralie Their issues were quite different. Jacqueline Wong acted inappropriately in the public (inside a taxi with a 3rd party). She brought shame and a terrible image to TVB for being a TVB artiste. Hugo Wong acted inappropriately, too, but not in the public. It was just his lousy personal life made public.
  • @coralie JW has a video so is not easily forgettable and forgivable. Also she is not a likeable actress to begin with.
  • @coralie kong wah’s wife was a nobody? haha LOL..Really see that's the difference right there!!! She did it to a well liked queen of pop in HK that's why it's unforgivable. I know right, all those mistresses still have buzz in the circle after their mistress days why can't JW? lol...haha...
  • @coralie HK is a misogynistic, hypocritical city ...Right? omg...esp they would go to the extremes like writing letters/or calling to have TVB fire her?? Really citizens? haha LOL..Crazy. Then all the mistresses should have the same treatment as well.
  • i dont know what's worse - that they put him up to this when he doesn't want to or that they orchestrated this to win public approval.
  • @bubbles23 okay, HK might not find her forgivable, but that's because HK is a misogynistic, hypocritical city. that's the main reason why she's not forgivable. plenty of HK celebrities have been caught cheating - mostly men, but they're still adored and accepted by the public. alan tam, george lam, joey leung, jackie chan, etc. but they all got away mostly unharmed. so if it's just from her actions alone, it doesn't explain the intense hate.
  • @wm2017 yeah i have those same questions myself. what makes her so much more unforgivable than someone like michelle reis or anita yuen or sheren tang or heck, even queenie chu? the bottom line is that while her actions are despicable, the nail in the coffin is that she did it to someone loved and famous. with sheren, kong wah's wife was a nobody, so doesn't generate buzz.
  • @jimmyszeto okay, point taken. it's not about what they did, but WHO they did it to lol. basically, their main issue is with the fact that JW did the deed to someone famous and loved, so that makes her unforgivable and unbankable in the eyes of the hypocrites.
  • @coralie That's why I wonder why people/TVB would be so forgiven towards Sheren Teng was it who Kong Wah cheated with? Why was she different? She was older than JW as well I think no when it happened? She's like my mom's generation so I assumed she was older lol....Can we say they have easily forgiven her due to she was never that popular back in the days to begin with and KW n the singer wife also is not super legendary than Sammy C & Andy H so they didnt think much of it? That KW and the wife even also had kids at the time. Why is ST forgiven and ppl find it so much harder for JW? Yes, again b/c she was also cheating on goody goody Kenneth Ma? hahah That was more the reason to hate her right? I mean come on if you think about it cheating is cheating all the same no? lol..hahaha
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