A few months ago, Fumier and myself were berated by NTSCMP for some fairly harmless comments about the way people walk in Hong Kong. The headline was something like "Is it time for Fumier and Ordinary Gweilo to leave Hong Kong?".
Now someone has produced a whole blog whining about the horrible behaviour of Chinese people in Hong Kong. So you'd expect NTSCMP to disapprove.
Er, well, no, not exactly:
At last, a literate blog which promises to be more objectionable, vicious and pointed than NTSCMP - after he gets a few things off his chest about portable phones, lazy locals and ironing board figures.
The author of this blog also seems to share Conrad's view that people who live in the New Territories are uneducated savages. So, in summary, it's OK to be rude about Chinese people and the inhabitants of the New Territories (so unlike those civilized chaps in Stanley, don't you know), but not OK to make general observations about how some Hong Kong people behave.
No, I don't quite get it. Can you explain it again, more slowly?
George presumably likes this blog because it recommends his book, which also has things to say about the way people walk in Hong Kong - amongst many other subjects. Things, one might add, that are not all that different from what NTSCMP criticized Fumier for saying.
It's a strange world.