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Had a fun photo tour with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez in Abu Dhabi:
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Hong Kong has been misrepresented in this article as a very racist city, and the culprit is the mistranslated options for the questions in the 2005 Chinese survey.

For the question regarding whether the surveyee is unwilling to be neighbours with certain people (drug addicts, people of a different race, alcoholics, etc.), the option "1. Willing to" is somehow written as "1. Mention" in the translated survey results, as hosted by World Values Survey. It's no wonder that the Post's author thought option 1 meant "unwilling to live with people from other races."

The correct interpretation should be this: 71.8 percent of Hong Kongers are willing to be neighbours with people of a different race, and only 26.8 percent are not willing to be.

This makes sense if you look at the results for the other questions: of course 88.7 percent would not be willing (aka "not mention") to live next to drug addicts, and of course 82.8 percent want to avoid alcoholic neighbours. These alone should be strong enough as evidence to support my claim.

Though it is very sad that 55.4 percent would not be willing to live next to people with AIDS. I hope people have become more sensible eight years later.

I've emailed both the professor behind the survey and the author of the article together. Hope this will effect an amendment.

More in this Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/comments/1ekui7/hong_kong_among_least_racially_tolerant/
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Hey +Richard Lai

I was just searching through my email and came across a message from WP.

They have corrected the article - with mentions for both yourself and Dr. Ng.

In my initial email to them I did link this post, so just in case anyone from WP is reading this, thanks for the correction.

...and thanks to Mr Lai for publicising the error. 
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I was lucky enough to be sat next to toothpick sculpture artist Steven J. Backman on the subway in San Francisco recently. You might have even heard of his thirteen-foot-long toothpick replica of the Golden Gate Bridge at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in SF, and some of his work is also on display at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. See more in his website below.

P.S.: He has a telecom-related day job! 
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Aww thanks, +Sascha Pallenberg!
 
My Year 2013 on Google Plus* #twt  

featuring +Richard Lai  +Robert Scoble +Vincent Nguyen +Mark Shuttleworth +Gergely Imreh +Timothée Pineau +Nicole Scott +Klaus Bardenhagen +Kraftwerk +LG Electronics +ASUS +Mercedes-Benz  and many others.
Thank you all so much for making it an unforgettable year and especially to +Vic Gundotra and his team because they never stop to amaze me. 
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Google did a great job to get the highlights into this video 
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Enjoyed yet another great HTC Frequencies!
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The ultimate Sony Xperia Z Ultra Pocket Test

Featuring +Richard Lai from Engadget Chinese! 

To be honest... I personally think that I can only use devices up to 6-inch but this Ultra Z ist still a beautiful handset!
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That's alot of phone. 
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After meeting Perry (CEO) and Max (CMO), I have a lot more respect for Vertu.
 
"Who needs €7,900 for a phone? Again, nobody, the answer is nobody needs one; but nobody needs an expensive watch, nobody needs an expensive car, nobody needs a suite in a hotel. But we like it!" Great interview of Vertu CEO Perry Oosting by +Richard Lai.
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Fascinating stuff. We've come a long way.
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Richard Lai is Editor-in-chief of Engadget Chinese and also Senior Associate Editor of Engadget. With just over two years of experience in the field of technology journalism, Richard continues to devote his energy to reporting the latest news, delivering in-depth reviews, as well as providing insight into the Chinese market from both a Westerner and a local's point of view. When not writing, Richard enjoys checking out all sorts of eateries.
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