quote by James Chanos

Increasingly, the real estate developers can't get bank loans for their project financing in China. They're now going into the Hong Kong market to raise money in the bond market at very, very high rates, as high as 15, 20 percent.

— James Chanos

Strong Hong Kong quotations

Whether I'm in London, Sydney or Hong Kong, it makes no difference.

There is always someone who knows me. I must be one of the most unloneliest people in the world!

When I hit the bong I'm Godzilla takin' over Hong Kong Eatin' wonton with a shotgun in long johns.

Every case involving cybercrime that I've been involved in, I've never found a master criminal sitting somewhere in Russia or Hong Kong or Beijing. It always ends up that somebody at the company did something they weren't supposed to do. They read an email, went to a website they weren't supposed to.

Even during the promotion I told people that I didn't like Rush Hour.

The jokes I didn't understand and the fighting, compared to my Hong Kong films was terrible. A lot of people didn't like it. But mostly people did like it, they really liked it. Rush Hour really brought me to the American family audience.


Hong Kong is not just a global financial center.

It's also a place with a lot of teens and youth who love freedom, democracy, and human rights.

Hong Kong and Macau are both very dynamic cities.

I am always inspired about the culture, people and food in these two cities. There is always so much to do and so much to explore!

Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and 'retro' clothing in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter of TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works.

American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety.

When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.

Shanghai set out to take over from Hong Kong and I think it's done that.

It's got the most amazing futuristic skyline which rivals and even betters Tokyo.


And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing.

If I don't commit to fighting for the future, 20 years later, 30 years later, after the end of the expiration date of the joint declaration, Hong Kong will be more at risk and in greater danger.

I think that compared to other politicians who have been put in jail in the past, compared to the human-rights activists in history who have had to face political prosecution, the activists in Hong Kong nowadays are already quite lucky compared to that.

Be realistic and truthful - and tell Hong Kong businessmen honestly that they should go for long-term investments since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul.

My films are never about what Hong Kong is like, or anything approaching a realistic portrait, but what I think about Hong Kong and what I want it to be.


Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style.

I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.

You have an impeccable argument if you said that Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo are food capitals. They have a maximum amount of great stuff to eat in the smallest areas.

I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia.

There are many kinds of movies in Hong Kong. Some are commercial and others are more artistic.

I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.


Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.

In a way, this is what the difference is between Hong Kong and Chinese cinema - Chinese cinema was made for their own communities. It was for propaganda. But Hong Kong made films to entertain, and they know how to communicate with international audiences.

It does not matter whether I am in Hong Kong or Sao Paolo - people always want to talk about toxic bosses and what to do about them.

When I went to Hong Kong, I knew at once I wanted to write a story set there.

The people of Hong Kong are criticized for only being interested in business, but it's the only thing they've been allowed to do.


My mother has a very big family in Shanghai, so I have, like, almost 40 cousins, so we stayed together all the time. So by the time I get to Hong Kong, I become the only child and the only one surrounded by adults, you know.

I think one day I can make a book about coffee shops in Hong Kong.

I spent almost most of my time in coffee shops, in different coffee shops.

You will miss out on some near soul mates.

This goes for friendships, too. There will be unforgettable people with whom you have shared an excellent evening or a few days. Now they live in Hong Kong, and you will never see them again. That’s just how life is.

Hong Kong's people will get what they want, despite China's objections.

Freedom invariably wins in the end.

Hong Kong represents the kind of Asia with which both West and East are comfortable... It offers, in that sense, a vision for the future of Asia.


The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put up divisions between Taiwanese, Hong Kong natives, mainlanders. We are never united. I really hope that the Chinese can be more united.

I'm Anna May Wong. I come from old Hong Kong. But now I'm a Hollywood star.

Each piece that I put in the street is unique.

I never make the same piece twice. For Hong Kong, like for every city where I have worked, I try to adapt my work to the culture and the 'colors' of the city.

In a sense, Britain inadvertently, through its actions in Hong Kong, did more to reduce world poverty than all the aid programs that we've undertaken in the last century.

Hong Kong compatriots will surely display great love for the motherland and for Hong Kong and take it as their utmost honor to maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and safeguard the fundamental interests of the country.

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