Top 222 Kong Quotes

Here we have the best Kong Quotes from famous authors such as Joshua Wong, Eric Allin Cornell, Maria Cornejo, P. J. O’Rourke, John Rocha. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Six months after that, I left Taiwan, first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China, where I spent another three months studying still more Chinese and generally kicking around the country.

Eric Allin Cornell
Before I started my company in 1998, I worked for big companies traveling a lot and saw firsthand how much waste there was. I was flying across the world in first class to places like Italy or Hong Kong, where I was staying in 5-star hotels, only to nickel and dime someone over a sweater price.

In Hong Kong there is agglomeration beyond my fondest imaginings. The Kowloon district claims a population density four times that of New York City.

Chinese people have that superstitious fix – people always do feng shui when they are opening a shop; even the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank pays people to do feng shui for them.

American stuntmen are smart – they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance… But in Hong Kong, we don’t know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you‘ve got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.

My films are never about what Hong Kong is like, or anything approaching a realistic portrait, but what I think about Hong Kong and what I want it to be.

I’m into classic games like Donkey Kong, and also collect vintage tour t-shirts – everything from Olivia Newton-John to Duran Duran. I’ve got a Chicago one worth $100.

Michael Rosenbaum
If you ask me where do I belong, it would be somewhere in the Irish Sea almostborn in Hong Kong, Chinese mother, Portuguese father from Macao, lived in Europe most of my life.

I do believe Hong Kong’s 5 million eligible voters want the chance to elect their chief executive.

With universal suffrage, every chief executive candidate must face the seven million people of Hong Kong, explain his or her political platform and mission, and win over the people by addressing their interests and concerns.

My mother has a very big family in Shanghai, so I have, like, almost 40 cousins, so we stayed together all the time. So by the time I get to Hong Kong, I become the only child and the only one surrounded by adults, you know.

My mother wrote a teen column for the South China Morning Post in the 1950s when she was growing up in Hong Kong. Her name was Lily Mark, but she sometimes wrote under her confirmation name, Margaret Mark. That was how she met my father.

I do not lead the Hong Kong protests, because no one person leads the protests.

We want Hongkongers to decide the future of Hong Kong.

‘Hard Boiled’ is my last film in Hong Kong, before I moved to the U.S. It is the one film which is most accepted by the audience in the West.

John Woo
Shanghai set out to take over from Hong Kong and I think it’s done that. It’s got the most amazing futuristic skyline which rivals and even betters Tokyo.

Paul Oakenfold
I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.

Andy Lau
In London, the food critics are harsher, the clients milder; in Hong Kong, the clients are harsher, the critics milder.

And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing.

It takes a certain type of person to register your ‘Donkey Kong’ score. So I’m just number 29 in registered Donkey Kong scores.

Hong Kong’s government needs to bear most of the responsibility for the Fishball Revolution.

While I was filming ‘Kong’ – and I don’t play a very capable Army Ranger in ‘Kong’; I play a completely different character – but we had a lot of Army Rangers there, former Army Rangers, and Navy SEALs, who were working on the movie with us for the other characters, for the Army guys in the movie.

I’ve never been invited to do an exhibition or do a talk in England, except once, about 10 years ago. I’ve given talks all across Canada, many in the United States, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan – but not England.

Brian Wildsmith
Bo Innovation is there for anyone who comes to Hong Kong and wants to learn about Hong Kong in the shortest amount of time.

Sometimes, government officials and legislators disagree on policies or issues. Yet, we invariably want the best for Hong Kong people.

Hong Kong people may be ethnically Chinese, but lots of people do not consider ourselves, including me, as Chinese citizens.

A friend and me took the slowboat from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1993.

In Hong Kong, ‘wonton’ means swallowing a cloud.

People may recognize me as some sort of superhero, but it’s different. Spider-Man and all these other superheroes, they get superpowers and do what they want to save the city. If we need to save Hong Kong, we can’t rely on superpowers, we can just rely on the people.

I arrived in New York in 1986, when I was 28. The market here was nothing. In the Union Square farmers‘ market, it was a couple of potatoes, everything from California. So the only place I was comfortable shopping was in Chinatown, because it all came from Hong Kong.

Growing up in Malaysia, there wasn’t really a problem with representation. We saw faces like ours on screen because Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China and Hong Kong all have their own film markets. It was only until I went back to the U.K. when I realized, ‘Where did all these faces go?’

Making money, it seems, is all about the velocity of moving it around, so that it can exist in Hong Kong one moment and Wall Street a split second later.

Even if the CCP is willing to stick with ‘one country, two systems‘ in principle, no one can say for certain whether Hong Kong’s freedoms of speech and the press would survive in reality.

When I was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, I felt that this should go to all of the Hong Kong people who fight for democracy.

It took Hong Kong 100 years to become what it is.

Increasingly, the real estate developers can’t get bank loans for their project financing in China. They’re now going into the Hong Kong market to raise money in the bond market at very, very high rates, as high as 15, 20 percent.

I was born in Cambridge but brought up in and around Winchester, in Hampshire. I’ve also lived in Hong Kong and America.

Chris Geere
I was raised on Hong Kong movies with Asian stars, so I’m still learning about Hollywood underrepresenting certain people.

I remember when I was 11, I did some Kung-fu demonstrations in Hong Kong in 1974.

For the world’s four Chinese-speaking regions – Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China – the longer the colonization, the more advanced a place is.

It was such an idyllic time when I grew up in Hong Kong. It was a British colony and very much geared towards buying the best of Britain. My childhood does have a huge influence on how we design. There must be a little bit of that nostalgia – childhood is so special.

Marie-Chantal Claire
In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.

Chow Yun-Fat
Just because it tastes good in Hong Kong, it doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere.

I am confident the SCMP and Hong Kong will continue to grow and prosper, hand in hand, in this 21st century of opportunity.

Beijing, much as it has done with Hong Kong, persists in equating ‘people power‘ with instability.

The cause of self-determination in Catalonia is no different to other citizen causes that fight for a fairer, more democratic future, as we’ve seen in Chile, Lebanon and Hong Kong.

Jordi Cuixart
I want people to be happy and to enjoy Hong Kong.

The people of Hong Kong are criticized for only being interested in business, but it’s the only thing they’ve been allowed to do.

New York City is the financial capital of the world. The Dodd-Frank Act, I think, is going to change that. It’s going to send jobs to London and Geneva and Hong Kong and Sydney instead of keeping New York the financial center of the world.

We shall continue our fight for democracy and freedom because we do not accept that Hong Kong will be transformed into a police state.

It is my earnest hope that all parties across the political spectrum will bear Hong Kong’s long-term interests in mind, apply their political wisdom, and seek a consensus through open and rational communication with people of different views.

The education system of Hong Kong has often been slammed for marginalising a lot of people.

We want Hong Kong to do well.

I hope Hong Kong isn’t just named Hong Kong but it can still be the Hong Kong we desire.

I did everything the wrong way round. I started in an odd place, with the wrong skill set and arguably worked backwards. I began my television career in Hong Kong, making longer format films from around Asia, then I went to the other extremepresenting local London news.

The path for the democratic development of Hong Kong since the return to the motherland has been full of twists and turns. We have had some successes and some failures.

I like action movies, and I prefer to watch a bad Hong Kong action movie to just about anything else.

I loved Jackie Chan growing up, watching mostly his Hong Kong film work.

Nigel Ng
Any effort to impose national security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong would be highly destabilizing and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community.

If I can find time to play games, it’s console gaming. I don’t want to be plugged into my phone all the time. I’m waiting for the new Mario Kart to come out, but I’ve been playing Donkey Kong and Mario 3D World on the Wii U.

Hong Kong has plenty of superlative hotels, amazing food, and cool shopping.

After college, I joined TVB in Hong Kong as an ‘artist.’

I have been fighting for democracy since I was 15 when I organised a strike to oppose the Hong Kong government’s plan to introduce the Chinese patriotic school education; 100,000 people surrounded a government building with students asking for democracy for every citizen.

I miss the Bay Area – the kind of laid-back lifestyle. Because in Hong Kong, you’re going, like, 90 miles an hour, which is fun when you’re young.

Having grown up under Chinese rule, I don’t have any memory of colonial Hong Kong or feel any attachment to it.

I still remember playing my first Challenger tournament in Hong Kong in 1990, and the prize fund was $50,000.

If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.

Hong Kong film audiences are very quiet. It’s their culture.

Doing a festival in Hong Kong was special, looking out and seeing this massive crowd and the city.

Hong Kong was promised democracy under the framework known as ‘one country, two systems,’ and China is ignoring this promise. The international community should be more attuned to this. It matters.

I hope those who previously only thought of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee regarding Hong Kong would now realise that the city is also a place fighting for democracy.

Quality Healthcare is a premier healthcare brand in Hong Kong and is the leading private healthcare provider there. We are believers in long-term growth prospects of the Asian healthcare space and the benefits of a world-class pan-Asian integrated healthcare delivery system.

Malvinder Mohan Singh
We got to jump on, like, trampolines, learn flips, learn karate, kung fu, Hong Kong street fighting.

Jaime King
I have the responsibility to tell everybody that I am not the only political prisoner in Hong Kong and that there will be more coming.

One overseas diner told me that he was not going to come back to Hong Kong, but after visiting my restaurant he saw that there was more to our city than he originally thought, and he would therefore be back. That made me proud.

While I was writing ‘Stick Out Your Tongue‘ in Beijing, the police began knocking on my door again. As soon as I finished the book, I moved to Hong Kong so that I could work undisturbed on my next novel.

I just took the idea that King Kong was too big for everything and reversed it and put George in a land of giants, which is basically what every kid goes through anyway – that, you know, the world is made for grownups, for tall people, for the giants.

William Joyce
When I lived in Hong Kong, I felt that Hong Kong is my family.

I love London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris – there are a million places I could imagine I like, but N.Y. is home.

Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.

We watched a lot of Hong Kong action movies in my house when I was growing up.

Benedict Wong
The first ATM in Hong Kong was actually at the foot of the bank. I remember my father using it. And I find it absolutely terrifying that – something about the way the machine just kind of coughed up money with no difficulty.

Hong Kong might be a small place, but its people make it unique. The iconic images of skyscrapers in this bustling metropolis are famous around the world, but it is the people of Hong Kong, standing up for their city on the streets, who make it truly great.

The pride I feel in representing my people, no matter where I am, is never going to diminish. I could be in Hong Kong, Singapore, Egypt or even Las Vegas, I’ll always be representing my people.

I’ve been to several international film festivals, including those in Locarno, Switzerland; Dubai; Russia; Berlin; Cannes; Bangkok; and Hong Kong.

Dubai is a vibrant city: Big cars, big buildings… it reminds me of my home town, Hong Kong. People are always on the move here, and there’s a lot going on. There are some wonderful architecture and some not-so-wonderful.

I came to Hong Kong when I was five, but we didn’t have any relatives in Hong Kong. My mom is a big movie fan, and she watched all kinds of movies, so when I was a kid, basically, we went to watch a movie every day.

I have passed English medical examinations in Hong Kong… In my youth, I experienced overseas studies. The languages of the West, its literature, its political science, its customs, its mathematics, its geography, its physics and chemistry – all these I have had the chance to study.

The police force has repeatedly demonstrated an inability and unwillingness to carry out its fundamental mandate: to serve and protect the people of Hong Kong. It has been reduced to a mere instrument of repression subservient to the political agenda of Beijing’s regime in Hong Kong.

Back in eighth grade, I’d seen nothing but small-town Georgia when I left the U.S. for the first time and went to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.

Chandler Massey
If I say often enough that I’m going to be in ‘King Kong,’ I’m hoping that Peter Jackson will take the hint.

Hong Kong never had prestige. It’s gone from fishing village to where it is today.

The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put up divisions between Taiwanese, Hong Kong natives, mainlanders. We are never united. I really hope that the Chinese can be more united.

The continued erosion of the one country, two systems framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.

Winning in Berlinale, in Hong Kong, and then to get such an amazing response, reviews, and now to be India‘s official entry for Oscars… My mother is right up there and keeping a check on me. Her blessings are always going to be with me, I know.

Hong Kong is the city with the highest degree of freedom of all the Chinese territories.

Hong Kong is a wonderful city.

The SCMP, in short, reveals the renewed spirit of Hong Kong driven by my government – connect and excel – and in its passionate commitment to the community.

I grew up watching Hong Kong noir films. As a kid, I often imagined myself playing the lead role in such movies, performing gun fights and sacrificing myself for the sake of friendship.

Jeon Yeo-been
Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand have stood together in the long struggle for freedom for decades. We have a responsibility to the people of Hong Kong to support them as they struggle to maintain the freedom that was guaranteed to them by Beijing in 1984.

I think Hong Kong people’s struggle for democracy is similar to David versus Goliath. But this struggle is not just about me.

I went back to Hong Kong for the first time in 17 years and I was culture shocked in Hong Kong.

Growing up I watched a lot of Hong Kong movies, I watched big stars like Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, and Tony Leung on the big screens.

Gong Yoo
What we saw in Tiananmen Square 31 years ago was a massacre, a massacre of innocent people that came from Hong Kong but also Chinese people to protest.

I have my clothes made in Hong Kong, but I love Shangai Tang in New York.

I have been obsessed with the local cultures during my previous trips to the likes of Korea Republic, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Chinese Hong Kong and Macau.

I have never been to a museum in Hong Kong, or a movie or a play. I’ve never gone club-hopping. I’ve never taken the tram to Victoria Peak.

The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions that can be sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly, or sometimes sweet, sometimes as big as King Kong and so on. And so there can be a real riot out there, or it can be so refined.

Facebook is blocked in mainland China, but is used heavily by the rest of the Chinese-speaking world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

I hope Hong Kong and Asia wants to hire American Asian actresses as much as Hollywood has been hiring Chinese actors from Asia.

After I finished high school I went to Hong Kong and Thailand and spent some time there. Just to get that whole experience of being out of the bubble that I was in from high school in Vancouver, to be able to travel around and be on your own was an amazing experience.

I’m a third-culture child. It’s an interesting concept. Having an American father, a South American mother, born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in Europe – it makes me a third-culture child, which means you take on the culture of the place where you live. So I’m very adaptable.

Marie-Chantal Claire
I watched all these movies like ‘King Kong’ and ‘Godzilla‘ when I was growing up, and the fact that dinosaurs actually lived on this earth, the fact that they are not fake, made them very fascinating.

Brian Tee
English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don’t know that I’m from China. They think I’m from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they’re starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.

Hong Kong is different to mainland China. We protect our freedoms. We ask for free elections to elect the leader of our city.

When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room and made an aria of horror sounds. I was in charge of it; there was no one there to listen to me. I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do.

Hong Kong movies were really popular in my generation.

Gong Yoo
After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.

Personally, I prefer contemporary films, but the market calls for more period choices, especially since China opened up a cinema market in Hong Kong. There’s a lot of restriction for contemporary films simply because of subject matter.

For ‘Around the World in 80 Plates‘ we got to travel all over, having what was like a cross between a culinary competition and races. And in each country we had a chef Ambassador. We went to London, Barcelona, Bologna, Hong Kong, Thailand, Morocco… It was amazing.

Whenever I see the Hong Kong flag is flying in the sky, not because of anybody else, because of my efforts, I think it’s the most proud time of my life.

Yu Chui Yee
Collectively, we must find points of leverage in order to convince China to improve their treatment of Uighurs, Tibetans, and other minority groups, to ensure the autonomy of Hong Kong, and to continue to protect democracy in Taiwan, among other issues.

In 1874, Mary Fraser accompanied her husband Hugh to Hong Kong, arriving hours after a typhoon had wrecked the island. Some 10,000 boat families had drowned in the harbour. There was no way to avoid the bloated bodies, and when Mary disembarked, she felt her foot land on something soft.

Hong Kong has always been a dynamic and exciting and high-energy city, and it has that New York thing going on, and people here care about how they look.

The majority of Taiwan people cannot accept Taiwan becoming a second Hong Kong, nor can we accept Taiwan becoming a local government of the People’s Republic of China or a Special Administrative Region of China.

The Five Eyes nations have a duty to support Hong Kong and its status as guaranteed by the 1984 agreement.

Sometimes I’d hear things on other people’s records and I say I wanted it on my records, but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn’t right and that it wasn’t my style.

Desmond Dekker
I went to Hong Kong in ’97 to witness the handover after graduating university, and then I was gonna backpack around Asia and then come back here and look for a job.

You really can’t do a remake. I mean, ‘King Kong’ needed its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the ‘Bad News Bears,’ or ‘The Shaggy D.A.,’ those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it’s just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O’Neal. It just isn’t the same.

Carly Schroeder
Manhattan, after eight years here, still reminds me of Hong Kong. There are parts of Chinatown that are the spit and image of streets in Wan Chai, and I am held in thrall by the Chrysler building as much as I was by I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.

I left Beijing in the late 1980s to live in Hong Kong because, having been blacklisted by the government, I couldn’t publish my works on the mainland.

I want to clear this once and for all. I was born in Hong Kong. I grew up in Japan and China. London is not home for me. I was there only for three years before I moved to India, but that’s probably why I am connected with it. London is definitely not the place I consider my home. It’s India that I consider home.

American diplomats meet with formal government officials, we meet with opposition protesters, not just in Hong Kong or China. This literally happens in every single country in which an American embassy is present.

Let’s face reality. To ensure Hong Kong remains competitive, we have to uphold a very low tax regime.

Detention cells in Hong Kong are not pleasant. In Thailand they are even worse. In Hong Kong you are at least allowed to see your lawyers.

In Hong Kong, we launched an Accenture Liquid Studio where we are bringing together end-to-end digital customer experience services for clients.

I never saw Frankenstein or King Kong or the Creature from the Black Lagoon as bad guys. They were the good guys.

My wife once said that one of her great ambitions was to walk down the streets of Hong Kong with her children. So we all went to Asia on one occasion. Then she said she’d like to walk down the streets of Jerusalem with her children. So we arranged our family finances and all went to Jerusalem.

I dress pop stars, and I dress my doctor. It’s about attitude. I do what I love, and I’m lucky to do it. It’s a long way from Hong Kong.

Well, the Empire State was about 40′ high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2′ high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.

Although Shanghai is on the sea, it long lacked the prosperity that Hong Kong enjoyed, so while Hong Kong became known for its exotic ocean creatures, Shanghai built its diet around more commonplace river and sea fish.

Carrie Lam is not the leader elected by people of Hong Kong.

When I first drove my car down Sunset Strip, I nearly crashed my car gazing at the monolithic ads of various celebrities. They are bigger than King Kong, and more frightening.

Rebecca Pidgeon
If achieving the Hong Kong dream becomes a vanishing hope, then our society will suffer. What would the Hong Kong dream be? It’s no different from the American dream, whereby an everyday man on the street who works hard would be able to make good savings and use those savings as equity for their future small business.

Richard Li
If I don’t commit to fighting for the future, 20 years later, 30 years later, after the end of the expiration date of the joint declaration, Hong Kong will be more at risk and in greater danger.

In Hong Kong, the directors are the idea men.

Andrew Lau
There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes, but only in horizontal and never from above. Never from above.

Beyond the barricades we long to see a Hong Kong free from tyranny and a puppet government.

You have an impeccable argument if you said that Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo are food capitals. They have a maximum amount of great stuff to eat in the smallest areas.

People often refer to Dubai as the Hong Kong of the Gulf, but it’s really more like Vegas.

One of the reasons I’m called ‘Demon Chef’ is because in Hong Kong, people were calling me God chef, and I right away took away that term because calling yourself God is blasphemous.

Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.

I did a lot of ramp modelling in South Africa and Hong Kong, when models were free to dance and walk on the ramp.

Bob Christo
I’ve been to McDonald‘s in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Singapore. Despite that, I’m still without a fast food endorsement, which hurts a bit because you’re not really somebody unless someone is paying for your McDonald’s.

When you look at the early-’30s movies, like King Kong, the codes of acting are very similar to those of silent movies. In some of the silent movies – the good ones, the ones done by the best directors – the acting is very, very natural.

Through his long, productive career, Paul Theroux has mixed nonfiction books about exotic travel with novels set in exotic places. Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Honduras – he lives in and writes about places most of us never see.

I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, ‘Oh, my God. There’s no hiding here.’

Adelaide Clemens
The Olympic medal gave me a lot of confidence, and I went and won my first Super Series in Hong Kong. So in that regards, what Rio did was give me extra motivation and the confidence that now anything can happen.

When I went to Hong Kong, I knew at once I wanted to write a story set there.

Our common goal is to keep Hong Kong from chaos, severe polarisation, and violence.

I think housing is not a simple commodity because we are so in short supply of land. So the government has a role to play in providing housing – decent housing and affordable housingfor the people of Hong Kong.

We had been busy building up fibre infrastructure under the ground in Hong Kong and underneath the homes of people, so when we launched IPTV, it was relatively smoother sailing than in other territories.

Richard Li
Kagoshima is the first step in our plan to develop increased scheduled air links between Hong Kong and Japan, especially the southern islands of Kyushu and Okinawa.

Helmut Sohmen
I think it will be quite the spectacle to have Awesome Kong and Beth Phoenix in the same ring at the same time.

China is dead set on making Hong Kong more like it.

Hong Kong is a good fashion city. The interest is enormous. There’s good potential in the Asian market.

Stefan Persson
Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It’s stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there!

At the Hong Kong festival, we were co-producers of the opening film, ‘Aberdeen,’ which is the third part in a popular movie series.

I am a pro-democracy activist asking for free elections in Hong Kong.

Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong Kong.

Vita Sackville-West
We do not want to see a Hong Kong that enjoys freedoms on paper, but whose autonomous status conceals the workings of a totalitarian state beneath.

Hong Kong has always been a symbol of the vibrant and free exchange of cultures, commerce and ideas. This reputation is threatened, however, in the face of China’s efforts to increase its authoritarian control within its sphere of influence.

Asia can learn much from Europe. Trade could be made easier in Asia, and the conditions for doing business could be improved by reducing red tape. In this regard, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea have done better than the best in Europe.

When Hong Kong was under British administration, governors were dispatched from London to govern this city. We had no say in the matter.

I may have done an every-night gig in Hong Kong because I was there for almost 16 years, and in Manila, Philippines, I did gigs there.

I grew up mainly in the Far East, where my father worked for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, which was then a small, well-run colonial institution and not the global colossus it is today.

While the fashion in Paris is very chic and classy, the fashion in Hong Kong is very hip, young and colorful.

I think all the filmmakers in Hong Kong are influenced by John Woo.

Alan Mak
I think growing up in the States and Australia, we were exposed to a lot of different types of things. I used to go to Gilman to watch punk shows, and it’s a complete different environment – you were inspired by so many different things, whereas in Hong Kong, there is nothing for anybody.

In the 1950s, Hong Kong was a place where millions of people could go, from the mainland, to start in jobs like sewing shirts, making toys. But, to get on a process of increasing income, increasing skills led to very rapid growth there.

It is amazing that you now have a bus company in Ballymena producing world class buses for Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Las Vegas.

Your country becomes funnier the further you are from it. I remember seeing Boris Johnson on the news when I was in Hong Kong, and he looked so much more ridiculous.

Implementing universal suffrage for the 2017 election is a big step forward along our road to democracy. This is not only a solemn commitment of the central authorities to Hong Kong but also the aspiration shared by seven million Hong Kong people.

I put together an iPhone app called TrimIt and released that in July 2011. About a month later, the private fund of the Hong Kong billionaire Li-Kashing cold emailed me and expressed an interest to invest, but they didn’t realize I was 15. They thought it was a U.K. company with a team.

Nick D’Aloisio
I had a few moments in Hong Kong, the odd minute where you sit down and reflect more than anything of having that ticked off in your career. It’s something special.

Confucius – or Kongzi, which means Master Kong – was not born to power, but his idiosyncrasies and ideas made him the Zelig of the Chinese classics.

Shooting in Hong Kong, you can do whatever you want, even change the script every day. In Hollywood, you have to have a lot of meetings.

Andrew Lau
In Hong Kong, particularly, we craft this art for decades. The action choreographer actually is the action director. He takes over and he choreographs with – by himself or with his team, and place the camera where he feels cinematic effect to bring out that choreography.

I’m a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I’m on my way to North America. You will find me all over.

My generation could be the first in Hong Kong to be worse off than our parents.

If you look at some of the smaller capital markets in Asia, when they want funding, they either come here to Hong Kong or they go to California, the mecca of the Internet, because they can capture the liquidity and then move on and do what they want to do, which is develop a business.

Richard Li
Every case involving cybercrime that I’ve been involved in, I’ve never found a master criminal sitting somewhere in Russia or Hong Kong or Beijing. It always ends up that somebody at the company did something they weren’t supposed to do. They read an email, went to a website they weren’t supposed to.

We’ve never had nannies. We’ve had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they’ve seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress.

I’ve played 8-ball in Hong Kong and I’m more knowledgeable with that than 9-ball.

Hong Kong people stand in the front line to confront authoritarian suppression.

I confess I didn’t read the ‘Green Arrowcomics before coming to play Shado. The comic books are not as easily accessible in Hong Kong as they are in the States. I do enjoy superhero fiction, though.

Celina Jade
That’s so different in Hong Kong when I’m using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions.

Chow Yun-Fat
Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style. I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.

Camilla Belle
Whether it’s with a ‘Metroid’ experience or a ‘Donkey Kong’ experience, we’re constantly looking to push the envelope on the IP versus doing sequential small iterations with a particular franchise.

I believe the absolute majority of Hongkongers have never felt that Hong Kong independence is a viable option.

The Chinese government promised Hong Kong ’50 years, and change.’ And 50 years later, after 1997, will be 2046; I think, ‘Well, that’s a very interesting promise.’ So I want to make a film about promise.

Part of the Hong Kong style is the fact that a lot of the performers can perform the moves, and we don’t over-rehearse this stuff.

Political activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan use Facebook as their primary tool to mobilize support for their causes and activities.

I’m not really a money-oriented person. The press always write that I am. They don’t seem to want to understand that I love the comfort of Japan and love the fact it’s more peaceful, less frenzied than Hong Kong.

Shu Qi
I love the sense of belonging in Hong Kong. I love that it is such an international city. I love our food and our language. The people are energetic and passionate. I just really love this city.

I am the first female chief executive of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you’ve got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it’s a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.

Because I became a refugee in Macau during 1941, we had this war in Hong Kong, I fought for the government as an air raid warden for 15 days. Our government surrendered, Hong Kong Government surrendered, so I took a junk and came to Macau in 16 hours and I was a refugee, so that’s why I was so much indebted to Macau.

Stanley Ho
I’m Anna May Wong. I come from old Hong Kong. But now I’m a Hollywood star.

Anna May Wong
As a chief executive determined to lead Hong Kong to new heights, I am keenly aware of the immense responsibilities on my shoulders.

At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China, I made a living by working in a restaurant.

I fell in love with this idea of an old school game character, like Donkey Kong, who looks like a very simple guy but is really wrestling with this very profound struggle: ‘What’s the meaning of life? What if I don’t like this job I’ve been programmed to do?’

I love cities. New York, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, L.A… but, I do choose to live in Vancouver. It’s home.

There was the Cultural Revolution just over the border, and Hong Kong felt quite dodgy. My younger brother‘s wife actually swam from China to Hong Kong to escape. I realised in the ’60s that I had to get out.

Domestically, a lot of people think Xi Jinping is becoming Mao Zedong. By giving Hong Kong democracy, people would look at them as enlightened leaders.

Jimmy Lai
One of my goals is to have a base near mainland China. I think Hong Kong would be a good match for me. I like being in Hong Kong.

Nintendo has an enviable position of having the best franchises in this industry in terms of ‘Mario’ and ‘Zelda’ and ‘Metroid’ and ‘Donkey Kong’ and all of those great franchises. Together, those are a library that any developer would kill for.

It does not matter whether I am in Hong Kong or Sao Paolo – people always want to talk about toxic bosses and what to do about them.

I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States with my family when I was 4. I spent most of my childhood in Chicago. My elementary school had no program in English as a second language, so I was placed in a class for students with speech impediments.

I don’t think I had a script on ‘King Kong.’ But usually you read a script and then you go and audition for it. It’s rare when there’s no script. I sort of like the latter better, because I’m more successful at it.