Hong Kong is great for girls - till age 25Central Station | Nury Vittachi 11 Sep 2020
Hong Kong girls, have fun when you're young. From birth until the age of 25, there will be significantly more boys than girls in this city, a new study reveals.
But from your 25th birthday onward, the imbalance switches round, with a male shortage becoming increasingly evident.
And by the time people get past the age of 85, there'll be only eight men for every 14 women, according to the latest data released this week by the city's Census and Statistics Department.
It doesn't say WHY all the guys disappear on their 25th birthdays.
From my interactions with males of that age, I'm guessing they go to Japan to find girls who look like anime characters.
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Incidentally, the data reveals a curious point for people who like lucky numbers. Girl babies born in Hong Kong in 2023 will live to the age of 88.8, the statistics show. No doubt people will want to engender "lucky babies" nine months before that year begins. (Unattractive guys, this may be your chance.)
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Credit where credit's due. A group signing itself "Lawyers HK" took out a full page advertisement yesterday in The Standard's sister publication Sing Tao Daily praising the hundreds of mainland medics helping to carry out Covid-19 tests in Hong Kong. It read: "Dear mainland Covid-19 testing support team members, What can you do [in Hong Kong]? Your coming to Hong Kong is a blessing for the city. Thank you for your selfless contribution. It is a shot in the arm in difficult times. We will remember that by heart."
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Members of Taiwan's anti-China brigade were delighted to see much online discussion recently about their campaign to boycott Disney's Mulan.
And then the film was released in Taiwan. What happened?
It zoomed straight to number one in the box office chart, taking double the cash of previous top performers and getting positive reviews from family audiences.
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The Aggressive Construction Company yesterday confirmed that it has completed the residential block it was building in Lai Chi Kok.
I wonder how the firm refers to its employees? Aggressive staff?
Reminds me of a recruitment ad in this newspaper a few years ago for "aggressive nightclub public relations executives."
"You WILL buy me a drink, mister."
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Businessman Cyrus Janssen said yesterday: "I just had a man argue with me that China is persecuting Christians in Xinjiang. When I pointed out that the Uighurs are Muslim, he said: 'Shut up - you don't know anything about China.'"
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In related news, many Hongkongers were yesterday sharing a tweet by a person using the name Relatable who said: "In China their [sic] keeping Uruguay [sic] Muslims in camps." Oh no! China has annexed South America now!
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The parallels between last year's Hong Kong protests and this year's Thailand protests continue, said local moneyman Angelo Guiliano.
A photo of student leader Parit Chiwarak with US diplomats was circulating yesterday.
Next in the script: protesters will simultaneously declare that police brutality has made the protest frontline extremely dangerous and arrange to take children and pregnant women there.
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China is to blame for Hollywood's racism, Axios reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian wrote this week: "Since 2012, when China began allowing more foreign films into the country, Hollywood movies have cast more light skinned actors in starring roles."
Amanda Yip commented: "I see we are now scraping the bottom of the 'what can we blame China for' barrel."