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Why China’s New Rich are Uncivilized

uncivilized behaviourWhen I first visited Hong Kong it was during the height of the financial crisis. The economy was on a downward spiral and cash was tight. You can imagine how astonished I was to see long queues outside of several high-end retail outlets, such as LV and Gucci. Upon closer inspection, I noticed many of these ladies had large cases with them and were speaking mandarin, but local Hong Kong people speak Cantonese, not Mandarin. It was obvious that these were mainland Chinese ladies (know as “taitai”, part of China’s new rich) visiting Hong Kong on a mission to shop. Continue reading