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View Poll Results: Which city is the best?
Hong Kong 18 43.90%
Beijing 2 4.88%
Tokyo 17 41.46%
Singapore 4 9.76%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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Hong Kong has no democracy but plenty of political freedom.

Singapore has zero democracy and little political freedom.

"plenty of political freedom"? Anyone who's clear about Hong Kong's current situation will know it's just a joke. Everything is corrupted.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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Being a policeman = full political rights?
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Taxation- either HK or Singapore. Both have a very low tax rate

Cost of living- all four are really bad but Beijing would be the cheapest on absolute terms. Purchasing power then probably Tokyo or Singapore

Has the best environment (just the overall feeling of it)- Tokyo

Most modern- Singapore probably

Best food- Tokyo

Best shopping- Tokyo

Best nightlife- Meh

Best women (not slutty, but quality women)- what the ****?

Nicest apartments (are they crappy/rundown or do they seem well taken care of?)- Tokyo or Singapore
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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The best place would be a city in Thailand

Any city on the list above is far too expensive to ever spend more than a few weeks in (add Seoul in there)

On a side note as far as women go, Id put Korean women at the top above any of those countries.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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All four of those cities are crowded, expensive, and polluted to some degree. Cities in Asia tend to be so because they have a lot more people. Dining, nightlife, the exotic food, and shopping will get you so far before you find discontent. They are great for singles and childless couples but raising a family in any of those four? Forget it!
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:14 AM
 
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Being a policeman = full political rights?
Just an example. In theory A US citizen (only) could take many high positions in HK government. No law prevents it as long as you are a permanent resident of HK. No other country allows such a thing.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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What I mean is Hong Kong has already been taken over by Chinese Communists. The political environment has changed. Freedom and culture are limited and affected.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:38 AM
 
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What I mean is Hong Kong has already been taken over by Chinese Communists. The political environment has changed. Freedom and culture are limited and affected.
China is far from communist. You can say authoritarian.
People in Hong Kong had not got many political rights before the handover either: no election, no access to top positions. Hong Kong mifia ("black society" in Chinese terminology) controlled a lot of things, and even many rich people had no safety.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Tokyo would be my pick.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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China is far from communist. You can say authoritarian.
People in Hong Kong had not got many political rights before the handover either: no election, no access to top positions. Hong Kong mifia ("black society" in Chinese terminology) controlled a lot of things, and even many rich people had no safety.
I think Citybee is aware of that. No one lives in agricultural communes or is forbidden to own private property in Hong Kong but h/she has a point. Prior to 1997 and even the decade after that one could criticize or make fun of Chairman Mao, the Chinese Communist Party, or even Marxism-Leninism in general. Alfonzo Wong, the writer of popular manga comic Old Master Q ("Loh Fu Jih" or Lao Fu Zi in Mandarin) did so in many of his strips. Contrary to popular opinion, not all Hong Kong Chinese were anti-communist before the handover and there were sporadic clashes between left and right wing supporters in the past but no one got arrested due to their personal beliefs or opinions. Nowadays people tend to keep hush for fear they really will get arrested for saying or writing such criticisms. Hong Kong is increasingly not the place for anti-CCP or anti-PRC Chinese to live anymore.
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