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Updated on Monday, November 1, 2010

#58

Overheard:
Girl: Are you from China?
Guy: Yeah. Are you?
Girl: No. I'm from Hong Kong.

10 comments

  1. People from Hong Kong think they're their own country. Let me them live in their bubble!

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  2. Well, I was born and moved to Canada while it was still Hong Kong. I consider myself from Hong Kong, whether that's right or wrong.

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  3. You have to have lived there to understand this.

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  4. @ #2: Yeah, that's wrong.

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  5. @3, or even visited. I've been to HK and China, and even I wouldn't want to say I came from China if I lived in HK. The two are basically incomparable.

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  6. hong kong smells like shit, spent 10 hours there on a layover to malaysia, i'll be happy if i never go back...so gross..

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  7. I suppose a lot of people don't understand this.

    But Hong Kong and the rest of China are pretty fucking different.

    It's more different than how people from BC are from PEI.

    Look at Hong Kong's past (with the British stuff and all) and you'll see why a lot of people consider Hong Kong to be it's own seperate little thing.

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  8. @4 no its not wrong. I was born in Yugoslavia and now its Serbia, a difference on so many levels. Its the same for USSR/Russia and any countries within, and if you want an example that makes your claim even more ridiculous, Persia/Iran

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  9. @3: Or have visited there. Or have talked to an HK person and a mainland China person. Or maybe even read the first couple paragraphs on HK's Wikipedia page... any of those would illustrate the distinction quite clearly, I think.

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  10. Or just look at a Canadian passport.

    I was born in Hong Kong but on my Canadian passport, there's no birth country listed, only the birth city of Hong Kong. While HK was still under British-rule pre-1997, our birth country on the Canadian passport said HKG, same as city. However, post-1997, China no longer accepted HKG to be listed as a birth country but the Canadian government also did not accept China to be the birth country; therefore, in that field, it should be blank.

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