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Starting a thread of various videos today in HK and Shenzhen as the world’s strongest storm #TyphoonManghkut wiping our cities. (Videos are not mine but collected from messages doing the rounds w WhatsApp and WeChat)
Someone’s apartment in the east side of HK
Shek’O beach
High rise building swinging in #TyphoonManghkut #HK
When the warning says stay inside, stay inside. #TyphoonManghkut #HK
Shenzhen Meishawan Hotel #TyphoonManghkut
Lost cargos in Shenzhen #TyhoonMangkhut
East side of HK. Water surge #TyphoonManghkut
Hopefully all confidential documents are locked inside safes. #TyphoonManghkut #HK
Keep denying #ClimateChange, keep take no actions, people! #TyphoonManghkut #HK
A crane just came down #TyphoonManghkut #HK
Could’ve been a footage from #BladeRunner2049 #TyhoonMangkhut
Many trees have fallen. It’s crazy to drive in this condition. #TyhoonMangkhut #HK
An office tower in Hung Hom. As I’m posting my own building is moving. The storm is screaming outside. I’m never this terrified. Hope everyone stay safe. 🙏🌏 #TyphoonManghkut #HK
Highest respect to HK’s firefighters going through street to street right now cutting and cleaning fallen trees and brunches in the middle of #TyhoonMangkhut This is terrifying but #HK will be back to normal tomorrow. I ❤️ this city.
What is more concerning than shaking buildings is that #TyhoonMangkhut will directly hit #YangJiangNuclear Power Plant tonight at 190kmh this early evening. If damages or leaks we would have to evacuate. 🙏🙏🌏🙏
There goes someone’s yacht. I heard many yachts have sunken or been smashed to the shore. 😥#TyphoonManghkut #HK
Tornado in Yuen Long. Hope no one got hurt. Unclear the damage and where was the flash happened when the tornado passed. #TyphoonManghkut #HK
Middle Island #HK #TyphoonManghkut
Middle Island #HK #TyphoonManghkut
Here is a different angle of the crane came down. Hope nobody was hurt. Watch it with sound. We are still surrounded by this sound. #TyhoonMangkhut #HK
Aftermath for some of #HK’s boat owners. #TyphoonManghkut
A multimillion yacht floating free.. #TyhoonMangkhut

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Sep 17, 2018
It’s 9am. Still windy, but #TyphoonManghkut has passed. Since my THEAD yesterday abt the typhoon went viral, I now would like to show how amazing this city is: efficient, undeterred, hardworking, resilient. Fellow HKers pls feel free to add to this thread! #HKSpirit
People lining up for bus to go to work 12 hours after the worst storm in the world this year hit this city. #HKSpirit
Workers (mostly women) got up early to clean off the debris and fallen brunches to ensure an early recovery for smooth traffic. #HKSpirit
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Sep 4, 2018
@katherineykwu I get into such arguments with westerners routinely as well, most of them have not spent much time in China at all. @naval is very insightful but on this argument he’s flawed. China now has 1bn smartphone users. For many startups to spread their innovations - 1/
To the province next door w same language & similar markets makes more commercial sense than going overseas. Most of the western innovations are originated in a much smaller market so to spread beyond national boundaries is inate and needed. 2/
I also think it’s easier for people to learn something new than to unlearn something old. The narrative of China copying/ imitating the west or Japan/Korea etc was true some years ago. The rapid transformation is hard for most to grasp, especially those who observe in distance.
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