Evil Overlords or Lucky Devils: The Men Who Rule Hong Kong

by Time out Hong Kong on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The economic distortions are complex – but we can ask this question: is the only way to reverse the shrinkage of our middle class, the widening of the wealth gap and the ever-rising threat of public anger to… lynch the tycoons

Here is your typical day in Hong kong: after buying your groceries from Li-Ka Xing, you hop on to one of Cheng Yu-Teng’s buses to take you back to your Kwok brothers apartment to cook your food with, you guessed it, gas supplied by Lee-Shau Kee.

There was a time when few people in Hong Kong begrudged the city’s property tycoons. Most citizens respected their disproportionate share of luck and the determined way they had taken advantage of the system. Some even saw them as heroes with superlative acumen. But that was then and this is now.

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