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"You want some opium?"
"No. I want the strong stuff: I want TEA!"
Shout out to my home city in UK at StW7oGSR_Mg&t=2m32s 2:32 . Who knew Worcester had such historical importance. I never tire of being Vox educated
It's good they got British influence but also good they now China
The beginning of a tragic chapter
End chapter of Hongkong,not new chapter
For British rule will arrive again
For marixst slavery all that will save
“As good as forever”💀
Sorry, Hong Kong is NOT China, never and forever.
Filming locations are very well chosen. Left Hong Kong many years ago, but all of them are recognisable and iconic.
It should be called the tea war
you did talked about the opium wars...
Should've been put to a referendum inclusive to HK residents and the majority wishes respected.
HK was a nice fusion of East and West.
The 'herb' isn't called Tea, it's called Camellia Sinensis. Tea is what is made from the dried leaves of the plant.
Hong kong is very superficially British, the social culture here is very much Chinese
Chris Patten the last governor cried during the handover ceremony. Real wrench for all the UK nationals who had been there for generations, as well as other longstanding communities like the Sikhs and others more recent like the Filipino housemaid community. Not so great for the HK chinese either.