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Hong Kong Wants To Ditch The Joker

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Real estate speculation is rife. Housing and rental costs are stratospheric. Russell St in Causeway Bay is the most expensive retail address on the planet. Inequality is rampant. 


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The population consider themselves Hong Kongers above all, not Chinese -- and there's a huge backlash against the non-stop influx of mainlanders who will take any job and whose culture is "alien." Not to mention Beijing's not undisguised interference in education policy, such as an attempt to introduce a "patriotic" curriculum in 2012. And, as far as the Joker is concerned, there is no dearth of political scandals. 

A storm is definitely approaching. The Joker better start perfecting his karaoke version of Gimme Shelter

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