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How much would taxes be if there was just some flat rate enacted so we could abandon the other forms of taxes (parking tickets, etc) we have enacted that make our lives suck on a day to day basis?

A flat rate tax rings nice to the ears, but money does not have a flat rate in value. So, any flat rate would need to be constantly changing in large part due to the value of the dollar, inflation, and the list would go on. But, our government is definitely not capable of implementing policy that could even have a shot at keeping up with these constantly changing factors in the world of money. As for like parking tickets and the like miscellaneous, indirect forms of taxation probably you have in mind, no doubt about it these are more an annoyance than pleasure. And, typically they're not particularly reasonable or even fully logical, but by and large they have purpose and support different types of law and order with questionable sense.

Who is responsible for HK living conditions like high property prices, the British government or the Chinese government?

British government shouldn’t be blamed much for what happened after 1997. Although it did implanted many landmines (metaphorically speaking) in HK, it doesn’t have jurisdiction. Chinese government shouldn’t be blamed much for what happened after 1997 too, since HK is highly autonomous. If you look at the 10 richest people in HK, 7 of them are in the real estate business. This could give you an overall view of HK’s situation. In 1997, the first chief of HKSAR Tung Chee-hwa brought up an ambitious plan known as the “85000 flat project”. ,1997 Policy Programme - Housing Bureau [,following statistics are from the Wikipedia page, but only in Simplified Chinese for a reason which I don’t know,] The idea of this project is to provide no less than 85 thousand public flat every year, and wish 10 years 70% HK family could have their own flat, and lower the waiting time of public rental flat from 6.5 years to 3. Due to the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis, the real estate business got damaged seriously. The flat price dropped 50% in 1.5 years after the peak rate in 19 Oct 1997. In 1999, the flat rate rose up for 20%, but dropped down 40% due to many but mainly the 85000 project achievements. In 24 Aug 2003, HK’s flat rate dropped to the bottom. In the early 2000, HKSAR government began to reduce the supply of public housing, which caused the flat rate to rise again. In 2010, only 19.8 thousand flat units were supplied, even less than 1/4 of what were supplied in 2000. In Feb 2011, the flat rate surpassed the peak in 1997, and kept rising. Many people began to complain about not being able to afford not just purchasing a flat, but even renting one. Before the flat rate rose dramatically in the late 2000’s, Tung’s 85000 project was one of the most, if not THE most, criticized policy at the time. In 2012, some people began to express an idea about the correctness of the 85000 project. [End quoting statistics] As a matter of fact, public housing is the key point of Singapore. Although with a high Gini coefficient, Singaporeans still feel satisfied, because they don’t have to worry about family housing. HK has significantly more land than Singapore, but housing is a huge burden on the young generation of HK people. Most of the accusation towards the 85K project came from the middle class which was struggling with their mortgages. They bought their flat at a very high rate. When HK was in the crisis, they wouldn’t be able to earn as much as before, but the amount which they needed to pay monthly wouldn’t change. Even selling their flats wouldn’t solve this, since their flats could only be sold at very low prices. Their only hope is to stop the 85K project and hope the flat rate rises again. But the ones who were actually controlling everything are the rich people shown above. They need to secure their real estate business. Since they happened to own newspapers and TV stations, manipulating people’s minds became easy. In 1998, Tung Chee-hwa again brought up a developing plan to make HK a high tech port. In 1999, during the internet fever, the 数码港/cyber port project began, and scheduled to last till 2007. The project was authorized to the company which belongs to Richard Li, the son of Li Ka-shing who’s the richest person in HK and once in Asia. In 2004, Net Ease, a Chinese portal site published an article called “HK cyber port: 11.9 billion profit “non-technology prosperity”. ,网易财经频道-香港数码港:119亿盈利“非科技繁荣”, The article says that during the 3 years of operation, the 3 business buildings only had 22 high tech companies, and a rental rate of 48%. Among the 22 companies, 21 of them were newly founded and not famous. The cyber port was far from being the flagship of HK telecommunication technology. On the other hand, cyber port was more than being successful, because Richard Li managed to promote the flats around it. It was estimated based on the flat rate at the time, which was 8000 HKD per square foot, the total profit of selling the flats around cyber port was 28 billion HKD, and HKSAR government could receive 11.9 billion. I am talking about gross profit. This high tech developing project had been reformed into another real estate business under the management of Li family. I checked the recent progress of the cyber port. A report says that there are 1300 companies already ,香港数码港主席:数码港有来自全球数十个地区的人才,包括美国的区块链人才_科技,, and cyber port home page says 1000 companies,香港数码港管理有限公司 - 关于数码港,. Either way, it’t not a thing anymore. 香港搞創新科技的前世今生, Even the local media doesn’t consider it as a success. 盈科推數碼港時,挾十五家國際科技龍頭之進駐意向書,被政府另眼相看,是為不招標主因。 落成後,卻只有兩家進駐,且多為銷售、市場、支援等部門。國際科技龍頭的研發中心,可謂無影無蹤,既不能創造大量職位,以吸引國際人材,也不能達致技術轉移,以扶植本地研究。 非但做不成亞洲矽谷,與愛爾蘭都柏林之「矽塢」相比,也遠遠不及。 數碼港早年租情慘淡,近年業績改善,但因不少租戶與科技無關,被民建聯鍾樹根斥為「不務正業」,有違初衷且浪費公帑,質疑「賣鹹魚花生」皆可進駐。 而另一邊廂,與數碼港屬同一項目之貝沙灣豪宅,卻銷情熾熱,多年來樓價水漲船高,令政府與盈科賺了滿堂紅。 Translation: When PCCW (Richard Li’s company) promoting the cyber port, it went along with 15 international technology giant with it, therefore got the favor of the government and didn’t have bidding. When it was constructed, only 2 companies moved in, and were mainly the sales, marketing and supporting department. The research centers of international tech leaders are nowhere to be seen. (the cyber port) Could not generating many job positions to attract international talents, nor causing technology transfer to boost up local researches. It’s could not just being the “Asia Silicon Valley”, and could not even match the Silicon Port of Dublin. The early stage of the cyber port leasing was low, and getting better in the recent years (before 2016). But many of the lessees have nothing to do with technology, and being mocked by (someone in a local party) as not doing its proper duty, also went against the initial purpose and waste governmental fund. People suspected that even those which sells peanuts and salted fish could also have a place in the cyber port. On the other hand, another luxury housing community which belongs to the same project as the cyber port was getting hotter and hotter along the years. The rising flat rate contributed quite a lot of profit to both PCCW and HKSAR government. What’s even more interesting is how the young HK people act and react. This is a satellite map of HK. As one could see, there are still quite a lot of greenfield in HK, which if compare with Singapore: where 23% of its land were created by land reclamation, and has less percentage of greenfield. Even with high flat rate, HK people still protest against land reclamation… while protesting to demand public housing. These 2 protests are not the same, and both have their own reasons., But HK is a capitalist and privatized city. Anything the HKSAR government wants to do must first got approved by the rich people. The reason why HK people only protest against HKSAR government is because they were told that everything wrong was done by it, and guess who control the media? (Hint: HK has no governmental media.) Richard Li made over 10 billion HKD by hijacking the cyber port project and eliminating the future possibility of HK becoming a high tech port, and he could still make people go after HKSAR government. I find this very similar, because I recently saw this: Before the situation got intense, one of the major organizers of recent HK riot, Nathan Law managed to fly to the US and somehow got a ticket to Yale. [Edit in 10th]Translation of Nathan’s tweet: By the time writing this, I have already arrived NYC, and prepare going to Yale for future study. 12 hours time difference makes me being unable to follow the HK news first-handedly, ( I ) wake up with information flushing in, and have to read them from the beginning. Countless overseas HK people have such experience, which everyone being at different location and position and still able to find a place where to contribute HK, contribute our own shares to the future of this city. I am not saying that Richard Li should take the responsibility,, because he’s just one of the people who actually control HK. Richard is only more shinny. Plus every HK resident is part of this. ,No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. My conclusion: ,It’s HK’s responsibility. I’ve heard a rumor saying that the first HKSAR officer who was responsible of finance once went home and cried badly. Because he was told that HKSAR government would have to make its own currency policy, and he felt helpless, since it was always the British government which makes the policy. I didn’t believe this rumor much, because I believed that HK politicians are all elites and have to know how to deal with all kinds of situations. After reading the recent news, I began to doubt my early opinion on this rumor. HK police being assaulted and injured by the rioters, their personal date got released (there must be inside leaks), and their family members are threatened to be bullied, beaten, raped, or even murdered. But the HKSAR government even agreed to set up an inspection association on HK police, and having no tough measures to control the rioters. Besides the 85K and cyber port, I also read something during the research for this answer: 1, Silicon port. This project was coincidentally brought up by Mr. Tung again. Richard Chang from TSMC wanted to invest a semiconductor factory in HK, and HKSAR government was being supportive. But many HK people were against, and saying it was just another real estate project which tend to rise the flat rate. Richard Chang then changed the plan from purchasing land to leasing, but still got huge resistant. Eventually, Shanghai government offered him an olive branch and provided him with very nice conditions. The result was SMIC, the largest and most advanced semiconductor producer in mainland China. In 2016, its sales number went up to 2.6 billion USD. 2, Chinese Medicine port. This was still Tung’s proposal. Based on the strict quality system of HK, he wanted to purchase natural medicine and research, deep processing, and sell Chinese medicine product to Chinese people. This project was terminated too. 3, Other projects. Such as Wine Trading Center, Biological Valley, Flower Trading Center. If one has any idea on how much China imports and being interested in such areas, one should see the potential from HK taking over the responsibility. Lowering the flat rate or increasing the income, either way, HK people would live in a better life with much less anger than HK in this dimension (Earth C137 according to Rick and Morty). Only if HK people would drop off the short term benefit and aiming at the long term prosperity, between 1997 and 2005, with the mainland China just entering the WTO and best international environment of HK, it could be different. Korean caught the opportunity and reformed its industrial structure during the same period. HK could be the Asian-Pacific internet center, semiconductor center, or biological medicine center, which all serves local people better than transfer logistics, finance, and real estate. Recently, Beijing has finally lost its patience on HK. What does this mean? The Chinese name of this “key pilot zone for socialism” has some minor but yet important difference, “中国特色社会主义先行示范区”. The Chinese version just said “Chinese featured socialism”, while CCP used to say “socialism with Chinese features”. The subtle difference can not be explained in English, mainly because of my English skill. But in order to achieve this “Chinese featured socialism”, Beijing will not make too much limit on Shenzhen. If I take a wild guess, maybe there would be a special zone where international laws are applied, and ran by foreign judges and managers. HK has no limit on currency exchange? No limit too in this zone. HK has no import tax? No tax in this zone too. It’s just my personal guess, but judging by the depth which CCP learned from capitalism, it’s not totally impossible. But it would be too obvious to strangle HK, so the chance is very little. ,My thought is that “anything could happen in Shenzhen”.

As an auto mechanic, what's the shadiest thing you've seen your boss do to a customer?

As a technician, you generally don’t know what a service writer would tell a customer or sell a customer, most of the time you get a print out of the services that are going to be done to a vehicle. Most technicians get paid “flat rate” which is like piece work. If the labor guide, or the national “book” says a job will take 3 hrs to complete, then that is the labor charged on the invoice and that is what the tech gets paid, depending on his certifications and experience, it could be anywhere from $12 to $30 an hour. Now here is the trick, if we finish the job in 1.5 hrs, we still get the full 3hrs of pay, this is because we buy our own tools to make us faster and more productive. It would be no big deal to get 65 hrs a week working only 40 at a busy shop. Back to the question, I once saw an invoice on my service writers desk on a vehicle I just diagnosed, I found a blown fuse and the circuit in question tested fine, so I threw the fuse in at no charge so the customer would be happy. What I saw on the ticket was shocking, it was an invoice for a computer replacement and a computer reprogramming charge, around $2200.00. I confirmed with the service writer that the issue was a blown fuse and it was all done and ready to go, they said the customer requested it…. I went to lunch, when I came back the vehicle was picked up. I never saw it for the computer. This gives us a bad name, find a good tech that will show you the old parts and stick with him, it’s ok to get a second opinion…

What do (Bangaloreans) Bengaluru people envy about Chennai?

as pointed out by ,User-13573567759394137678, - Rs 120 ticket is something to be envied - but Bangalore people can get cheaper tickets in weekdays and matinee shows (chennai is flat rate thru' out)... So that brings to something that Bangalore doesn't have the Beach 2. and the annual month long Madras Classical Music & Dance festival - 3. A cool city name.... both Madras and Chennai sound way cooler than Bengaluru or its predecessor

Does Adam Lambert share equally in the profit of the band Queen, or is he just paid a salary?

Every band has a different way of paying a hired gun. Adam could be paid a salary, he could be paid a percentage of ticket sales, percentage of merchandise, per show flat rate or any combination. I have friends that have been paid every way I mentioned. Ultimately, unless someone inside knows for sure, there is no way to know. This is a great documentary on the subject. Hired Gun (2016) - IMDb

Do movie actors get paid a percentage of their movies' box office ticket sales?

Most actors get a flat rate to shoot a film. Very few are offered any sort of percentage of the box office take or a percentage of movie sales/rentals on DVDs and Blurays. And when they do get offered a percentage, it's usually small and tacked on as an addition to the flat rate they get just for doing the film. It also usually has some sort of limitation, such as being only a percentage of box office take (rather than rental or DVD sales), first ticket sales, etc., so that they aren't paying the actor royalties indefinitely. A notable recent exception is Sandra Bullock on ,Gravity,, who reportedly earned $20 million up front, with a deal for 15% of first-dollar gross (note ,gross,, not net profits). A deal like that is virtually unheard of, at least these days, and she's set to make over $70 million off that film alone. Usually, when an actor ,does, get some sort of royalty or percentage of profits off ticket sales or anything, it ends up being a percentage of net profits coming out of somebody else's cut (like the production company that actually made the film), or at least only a percentage of net profits after others (like the distribution company that spends a fortune on thousands of copies for theaters) recoup expenses. Successful TV shows are a bit different. Unlike movies, which you don't know are going to be successful until after the actor is done and moved on, if a TV show is going to be a success it'll happen while that actor is still needed for more work. In which case, the day inevitably comes that they renegotiate whatever contract they started with, they'll almost always get a bigger paycheck per episode, and it's not uncommon that they negotiate for a percentage of royalties from sales, rentals and syndicated re-runs as well. For example, I know Alan Alda was receiving royalties for the show ,MASH, for years after it ended. I don't know how common it is, but I've heard of deals where the actor gets a flat rate up front, and then gets a second flat rate payout if the movie hits a certain minimum profit level. For example, offering Brad Pitt $15 million to do ,Moneyball,, and then having it in contract to pay an additional $10 million if the movie makes $150 million or more gross profits. Beyond that, it might seem like a screw deal if an actor gets paid very little on a movie that ends up blowing up huge (like ,The Blair Witch Project,, for example), but you have to consider that if the movie really did that great, then that actor just got huge exposure, and can likely demand a much larger paycheck on the next project to inevitably come alone as a result of newfound fame.

How much does it cost to show a movie in the theatre?

The cinema pays a percentage of box office sales for films in release, usually about 50%. For films that have gone to VOD or disc, it is usually a flat rate against a reduced percentage of the box office. For example, to show Easy Rider (1969) cost the cinema $320 and 35% of all ticket sales over the $320.

Why is Lufthansa suing one of its customers for skipping the final flight of their trip?

Revenue maximisation. Airlines sell what is basically the same product, transportation from A to B, at a vast range of prices. They have to do this because the flight would not be commercially viable at any single flat rate. To some extent, they try to justify the price difference by giving more space and luxurious treatment to high payers, and being almost deliberately unkind to low payers. But there are limits to this. So they generate artificial price differences by a vast number of rule intended to get travellers who have to fly and will pay the price asked, as opposed to leisure travellers who have a choice of destinations. If you are flying to Muddsville, it is probably because you have work, customers or relatives there, and you will pay relatively more because that is where you have to go. Whereas if you are flying to San Francisco, you are quite likely to be on holiday, and if the tickets to San Francisco are too expensive, you will go to New Orleans with a different airline. So they keep the price of San Francisco flights down. On the other hand, flights to Muddsville are rarely full, whereas those to San Francisco often are. So of they find someone willing to fly New York-Muddsville, change planes, then Muddsville-San Francisco, they may well sell that ticket for the same price as New York-San Francisco, but possibly even less because of the inconvenience of the change of planes. So what someone who needs to go to Muddsville does is buy a ticket on the NY-M-SF route, but not use the second half. They just walk out at Middsville and go about their business. That way they pay the NY-SF price, at most, which is lower than the NY-M price. And the airline says that this is not “playing the game”. The only thing that keeps the Muddsville (or wherever it is) service alive is that people pay the higher rate needed for the not very popular service. If too many people do what this clever guy is doing, the service will be discontinued (and they will lose the profit, the air and ground crew their jobs, Muddsville a connection to the world, and so on). And the passenger is saying that is not his problem. He took ,less, than he paid for, and you cannot force him onto a flight just because he has paid for it. They would not have sued him if he missed the whole trip - how can they sue him for missing part of it?

How much would taxes be if there was just some flat rate enacted so we could abandon the other forms of taxes (parking tickets, etc) we have enacted that make our lives suck on a day to day basis?

A flat rate tax rings nice to the ears, but money does not have a flat rate in value. So, any flat rate would need to be constantly changing in large part due to the value of the dollar, inflation, and the list would go on. But, our government is definitely not capable of implementing policy that could even have a shot at keeping up with these constantly changing factors in the world of money. As for like parking tickets and the like miscellaneous, indirect forms of taxation probably you have in mind, no doubt about it these are more an annoyance than pleasure. And, typically they're not particularly reasonable or even fully logical, but by and large they have purpose and support different types of law and order with questionable sense.

Who is responsible for HK living conditions like high property prices, the British government or the Chinese government?

British government shouldn’t be blamed much for what happened after 1997. Although it did implanted many landmines (metaphorically speaking) in HK, it doesn’t have jurisdiction. Chinese government shouldn’t be blamed much for what happened after 1997 too, since HK is highly autonomous. If you look at the 10 richest people in HK, 7 of them are in the real estate business. This could give you an overall view of HK’s situation. In 1997, the first chief of HKSAR Tung Chee-hwa brought up an ambitious plan known as the “85000 flat project”. ,1997 Policy Programme - Housing Bureau [,following statistics are from the Wikipedia page, but only in Simplified Chinese for a reason which I don’t know,] The idea of this project is to provide no less than 85 thousand public flat every year, and wish 10 years 70% HK family could have their own flat, and lower the waiting time of public rental flat from 6.5 years to 3. Due to the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis, the real estate business got damaged seriously. The flat price dropped 50% in 1.5 years after the peak rate in 19 Oct 1997. In 1999, the flat rate rose up for 20%, but dropped down 40% due to many but mainly the 85000 project achievements. In 24 Aug 2003, HK’s flat rate dropped to the bottom. In the early 2000, HKSAR government began to reduce the supply of public housing, which caused the flat rate to rise again. In 2010, only 19.8 thousand flat units were supplied, even less than 1/4 of what were supplied in 2000. In Feb 2011, the flat rate surpassed the peak in 1997, and kept rising. Many people began to complain about not being able to afford not just purchasing a flat, but even renting one. Before the flat rate rose dramatically in the late 2000’s, Tung’s 85000 project was one of the most, if not THE most, criticized policy at the time. In 2012, some people began to express an idea about the correctness of the 85000 project. [End quoting statistics] As a matter of fact, public housing is the key point of Singapore. Although with a high Gini coefficient, Singaporeans still feel satisfied, because they don’t have to worry about family housing. HK has significantly more land than Singapore, but housing is a huge burden on the young generation of HK people. Most of the accusation towards the 85K project came from the middle class which was struggling with their mortgages. They bought their flat at a very high rate. When HK was in the crisis, they wouldn’t be able to earn as much as before, but the amount which they needed to pay monthly wouldn’t change. Even selling their flats wouldn’t solve this, since their flats could only be sold at very low prices. Their only hope is to stop the 85K project and hope the flat rate rises again. But the ones who were actually controlling everything are the rich people shown above. They need to secure their real estate business. Since they happened to own newspapers and TV stations, manipulating people’s minds became easy. In 1998, Tung Chee-hwa again brought up a developing plan to make HK a high tech port. In 1999, during the internet fever, the 数码港/cyber port project began, and scheduled to last till 2007. The project was authorized to the company which belongs to Richard Li, the son of Li Ka-shing who’s the richest person in HK and once in Asia. In 2004, Net Ease, a Chinese portal site published an article called “HK cyber port: 11.9 billion profit “non-technology prosperity”. ,网易财经频道-香港数码港:119亿盈利“非科技繁荣”, The article says that during the 3 years of operation, the 3 business buildings only had 22 high tech companies, and a rental rate of 48%. Among the 22 companies, 21 of them were newly founded and not famous. The cyber port was far from being the flagship of HK telecommunication technology. On the other hand, cyber port was more than being successful, because Richard Li managed to promote the flats around it. It was estimated based on the flat rate at the time, which was 8000 HKD per square foot, the total profit of selling the flats around cyber port was 28 billion HKD, and HKSAR government could receive 11.9 billion. I am talking about gross profit. This high tech developing project had been reformed into another real estate business under the management of Li family. I checked the recent progress of the cyber port. A report says that there are 1300 companies already ,香港数码港主席:数码港有来自全球数十个地区的人才,包括美国的区块链人才_科技,, and cyber port home page says 1000 companies,香港数码港管理有限公司 - 关于数码港,. Either way, it’t not a thing anymore. 香港搞創新科技的前世今生, Even the local media doesn’t consider it as a success. 盈科推數碼港時,挾十五家國際科技龍頭之進駐意向書,被政府另眼相看,是為不招標主因。 落成後,卻只有兩家進駐,且多為銷售、市場、支援等部門。國際科技龍頭的研發中心,可謂無影無蹤,既不能創造大量職位,以吸引國際人材,也不能達致技術轉移,以扶植本地研究。 非但做不成亞洲矽谷,與愛爾蘭都柏林之「矽塢」相比,也遠遠不及。 數碼港早年租情慘淡,近年業績改善,但因不少租戶與科技無關,被民建聯鍾樹根斥為「不務正業」,有違初衷且浪費公帑,質疑「賣鹹魚花生」皆可進駐。 而另一邊廂,與數碼港屬同一項目之貝沙灣豪宅,卻銷情熾熱,多年來樓價水漲船高,令政府與盈科賺了滿堂紅。 Translation: When PCCW (Richard Li’s company) promoting the cyber port, it went along with 15 international technology giant with it, therefore got the favor of the government and didn’t have bidding. When it was constructed, only 2 companies moved in, and were mainly the sales, marketing and supporting department. The research centers of international tech leaders are nowhere to be seen. (the cyber port) Could not generating many job positions to attract international talents, nor causing technology transfer to boost up local researches. It’s could not just being the “Asia Silicon Valley”, and could not even match the Silicon Port of Dublin. The early stage of the cyber port leasing was low, and getting better in the recent years (before 2016). But many of the lessees have nothing to do with technology, and being mocked by (someone in a local party) as not doing its proper duty, also went against the initial purpose and waste governmental fund. People suspected that even those which sells peanuts and salted fish could also have a place in the cyber port. On the other hand, another luxury housing community which belongs to the same project as the cyber port was getting hotter and hotter along the years. The rising flat rate contributed quite a lot of profit to both PCCW and HKSAR government. What’s even more interesting is how the young HK people act and react. This is a satellite map of HK. As one could see, there are still quite a lot of greenfield in HK, which if compare with Singapore: where 23% of its land were created by land reclamation, and has less percentage of greenfield. Even with high flat rate, HK people still protest against land reclamation… while protesting to demand public housing. These 2 protests are not the same, and both have their own reasons., But HK is a capitalist and privatized city. Anything the HKSAR government wants to do must first got approved by the rich people. The reason why HK people only protest against HKSAR government is because they were told that everything wrong was done by it, and guess who control the media? (Hint: HK has no governmental media.) Richard Li made over 10 billion HKD by hijacking the cyber port project and eliminating the future possibility of HK becoming a high tech port, and he could still make people go after HKSAR government. I find this very similar, because I recently saw this: Before the situation got intense, one of the major organizers of recent HK riot, Nathan Law managed to fly to the US and somehow got a ticket to Yale. [Edit in 10th]Translation of Nathan’s tweet: By the time writing this, I have already arrived NYC, and prepare going to Yale for future study. 12 hours time difference makes me being unable to follow the HK news first-handedly, ( I ) wake up with information flushing in, and have to read them from the beginning. Countless overseas HK people have such experience, which everyone being at different location and position and still able to find a place where to contribute HK, contribute our own shares to the future of this city. I am not saying that Richard Li should take the responsibility,, because he’s just one of the people who actually control HK. Richard is only more shinny. Plus every HK resident is part of this. ,No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. My conclusion: ,It’s HK’s responsibility. I’ve heard a rumor saying that the first HKSAR officer who was responsible of finance once went home and cried badly. Because he was told that HKSAR government would have to make its own currency policy, and he felt helpless, since it was always the British government which makes the policy. I didn’t believe this rumor much, because I believed that HK politicians are all elites and have to know how to deal with all kinds of situations. After reading the recent news, I began to doubt my early opinion on this rumor. HK police being assaulted and injured by the rioters, their personal date got released (there must be inside leaks), and their family members are threatened to be bullied, beaten, raped, or even murdered. But the HKSAR government even agreed to set up an inspection association on HK police, and having no tough measures to control the rioters. Besides the 85K and cyber port, I also read something during the research for this answer: 1, Silicon port. This project was coincidentally brought up by Mr. Tung again. Richard Chang from TSMC wanted to invest a semiconductor factory in HK, and HKSAR government was being supportive. But many HK people were against, and saying it was just another real estate project which tend to rise the flat rate. Richard Chang then changed the plan from purchasing land to leasing, but still got huge resistant. Eventually, Shanghai government offered him an olive branch and provided him with very nice conditions. The result was SMIC, the largest and most advanced semiconductor producer in mainland China. In 2016, its sales number went up to 2.6 billion USD. 2, Chinese Medicine port. This was still Tung’s proposal. Based on the strict quality system of HK, he wanted to purchase natural medicine and research, deep processing, and sell Chinese medicine product to Chinese people. This project was terminated too. 3, Other projects. Such as Wine Trading Center, Biological Valley, Flower Trading Center. If one has any idea on how much China imports and being interested in such areas, one should see the potential from HK taking over the responsibility. Lowering the flat rate or increasing the income, either way, HK people would live in a better life with much less anger than HK in this dimension (Earth C137 according to Rick and Morty). Only if HK people would drop off the short term benefit and aiming at the long term prosperity, between 1997 and 2005, with the mainland China just entering the WTO and best international environment of HK, it could be different. Korean caught the opportunity and reformed its industrial structure during the same period. HK could be the Asian-Pacific internet center, semiconductor center, or biological medicine center, which all serves local people better than transfer logistics, finance, and real estate. Recently, Beijing has finally lost its patience on HK. What does this mean? The Chinese name of this “key pilot zone for socialism” has some minor but yet important difference, “中国特色社会主义先行示范区”. The Chinese version just said “Chinese featured socialism”, while CCP used to say “socialism with Chinese features”. The subtle difference can not be explained in English, mainly because of my English skill. But in order to achieve this “Chinese featured socialism”, Beijing will not make too much limit on Shenzhen. If I take a wild guess, maybe there would be a special zone where international laws are applied, and ran by foreign judges and managers. HK has no limit on currency exchange? No limit too in this zone. HK has no import tax? No tax in this zone too. It’s just my personal guess, but judging by the depth which CCP learned from capitalism, it’s not totally impossible. But it would be too obvious to strangle HK, so the chance is very little. ,My thought is that “anything could happen in Shenzhen”.

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