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Sep 17, 2018 3 tweets 2 min read
My thread yesterday re #TyphoonMangkhut went viral. Impossible to reply all so here is a general 👇

To all the kind concerned people: we are all safe. Back to work today.

To media: we r not defined by the disaster we encounter, but how we encounter it. Report that too pls. 1/
2/ to the #ClimateChange deniers who attacked me: keep sleep walking, geniuses.

To many who don’t know HK: the typhoon didn’t cut off our gas, electricity, internet. Everything worked fine. The first responders started 2 work during the typhoon. #HK is bouncing back already.
3/ To the people of #HK: i wasn’t born nor brought up here, but HK is home. There is no other place I can think of w such ability to bounce back w efficiency, resilience, & amazing work ethics. Our city has lagged behind in the last years but I’m profoundly proud & bullish #HK.

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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 16, 2018
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
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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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