|Actress Tang Wei gained Hong Kong residency in 2009|
The motherland has decided that Hong Kong needs more mainland migrants to further develop the city, according to the People's Daily.Yesterday's commentary was 1,600 words long and described the migrants as "new Hong Kongers", with a photo of actress Tang Wei who obtained Hong Kong residency in 2009 from the quality migrant scheme.
Can we interject as Tang got residency because she could work on the mainland after she was lambasted for her traitorous character in Lust, Caution? And can we remind China that it's just a movie based on a short story?
Perhaps a photo of pianist Lang Lang or Li Yundi would have been better examples...
According to Hong Kong University economics professor Richard Wong Yue-chim, an overwhelming number come here for family reunions, and so those "who marry spouses across the border tend to be less educated and less skilled... the quality of the population has gone down since the 1990s".In any event you can probably tell we are not impressed by the propagandist commentary.