• @kinner "are you reading the same article as everyone else?? He is siding with the mainlanders. He feels that he has been treated as second class citizen before the handover. " The article talks about two different people. Ng Kai Wah supports China, his brother Ng Kai Ming supports the protesters. I thought you were talking about two different people at the same time. "the Open Door Policy was an avenue for the western societies to trade with mainland China which had nothing to do with HK because it was under British rule." Do you honestly believe that western multi-national companies would set up branch offices in Hong Kong in the 1980s on their own without the economic influence of China's open-door policy? I believe that's naive to think that. I think you should check out British Economist Martin Jacques video about HK's economy, "democracy", and "freedom" under British rule. https://youtu.be/L7BEGpfuVi8?t=26 "If you care to actually read the Wikipedia article, it make no mention of HK but rather HK’s success was due to capitalism." Please reference where it says HK's success was due to capitalism from the Wikipedia source.
  • @anon are you reading the same article as everyone else?? He is siding with the mainlanders. He feels that he has been treated as second class citizen before the handover. the Open Door Policy was an avenue for the western societies to trade with mainland China which had nothing to do with HK because it was under British rule. If you care to actually read the Wikipedia article, it make no mention of HK but rather HK's success was due to capitalism.
  • @kinner "to play devils advocate, if NG Kai Ming side with protesters, mainlanders will trashed his name and potentially well-being while in the mainland (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun, and Shenzhen)." It's not an "IF" when he did side with the protesters as the article had pointed out. "Don’t you think he is also being a hypocrite? The success he had was due to the opportunity that was given to him by his parents (going to England) and the economic landscape BEFORE China took over. Do you think he would have received the same opportunity if China was ruling HK?" Hong Kong's economic success in the 80's and 90's was thanks to China and Deng Xiao Ping's open-door economic policy signed in 1978 that allowed the west to freely trade with China. Since HK was the nearest "western-governed" city neighbouring China, this allowed western corporations to set up branch offices in HK. Before 1978, HK was still poor. HK would be nothing today without China's Open-door policy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Door_Policy
  • @kinner "Mainlanders are typically very defensive about their country (and rightfully so) so to say they have zero care about criticisms from their neighbor (HK) is blatantly misguided." Agreed that mainlanders are very defensive about their country's image and reputation, but I feel that their defensiveness stems more so from non-Chinese than how HK'ers feel about them because, in the end, they are still Chinese. "There are many ‘pro-china’ in HK but you know what, there are even more ‘pro-china’ citizens in the mainland. TVB would be smart to take the side of larger population, which is ….mainlanders." On the surface, TVB tries to remain neutral because they still rely heavily on the HK market for local advertisements and viewership, until their focus fully transitions to the mainland (and it's happening), their position towards the China would be less apparent.
  • @anon, I agree and we need more of these opinions to be heard. Unlike the western culture, Chinese are too afraid, too passive, and too selfish to voice their opinions.
  • @anon, to play devils advocate, if NG Kai Ming side with protesters, mainlanders will trashed his name and potentially well-being while in the mainland (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun, and Shenzhen). Don't you think he is also being a hypocrite? The success he had was due to the opportunity that was given to him by his parents (going to England) and the economic landscape BEFORE China took over. Do you think he would have received the same opportunity if China was ruling HK?
  • @anon, I agree with your point 1 but not sure how you are able to make blatant statements on points 2 and 3. Mainlanders are typically very defensive about their country (and rightfully so) so to say they have zero care about criticisms from their neighbor (HK) is blatantly misguided. There are many 'pro-china' in HK but you know what, there are even more 'pro-china' citizens in the mainland. TVB would be smart to take the side of larger population, which is ....mainlanders.
  • @iciel, thanks for the review. Not much more we can debate about these negative comments from people that have not and probably will never see the film. To each his own I guess.
  • @kinner So if your 12 yrs old .... hit the table furiously and questioned you, ‘Why can't I sleep with a grown man’ … and not long after, you agreed? Seriously, she's 12 ... still a child, and as a parent, isn't it your responsible to protect, not exploit your child? What kind of parents would give in when a child "hit the table furiously" and defy them?
  • @kinner Why do we need to watch the movie before deciding? It's the whole principle of the idea. We already know the theme of the movie so watching it before deciding whether it is wrong is not is irrelevant. As for the mother..It does not matter if she initially refused to let her child act in the movie because the end result is, the mother authorised her daughter's involvement in the movie.
  • @kinner It's hard to be open minded about depictions of child pornography.
  • It's very disappointing to read negative comments from people that have not seen the movie nor done some research on the matter before making uninformed judgements. I'm quoting from a previous article "..Trà My’s mother had not agreed to her daughter’s involvement, but Trà My’s fierce insistence changed her mind...... At that moment I hit the table furiously and questioned her, ‘Why don’t you believe that I can do it well…?’ ... and not long after agreed to let me act in the movie.” Using an underage actress to do 'adult' scences such as Pretty Baby, Blue Lagoon, Hounddog, etc. is not uncommon. Asian are way too conservative and judgemental. Watch the movie then decide, please.
  • @kinner "For example, all Asian know martial arts is a stereotype but it is not a racist sentiment." Then what's your take on: All blacks know how to dance (or rap)?
  • @kinner Who's playing the race victimization card now? your insecurity shows by your reaction to those who aren't willing to be meek and subservient to racist depictions.
  • @msxie0714 Your attitude is something that is holding us all back. Let's separate stereotypes and racist action. They are and can be mutually exclusive. For example, all Asian know martial arts is a stereotype but it is not a racist sentiment. In contrast, your thought process and comments are strong indication of your racist discrimination against white.
  • @kinner No, it's not a matter of 'insecurity' to speak out against racist stereotypes. Those who are bigots and the self-hating Chinese would embrace yellow-peril type images with the apologist rationale of "highlighting" Chinese actors. Being meek and docile about racist depictions which beat up your own in order to get Hollywood approval is not the way to do it.
  • It speaks more about the insecurity of Mainland Chinese people than MCU. Instead of embracing a potentially mega successful movie that will finally highlight Chinese actors, they just are more concern about their own image. We need a voice outside of China and the only way to get it is to take risks and get noticed. Beating up on our own is not the way to do it.
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