Bling Zing: Daughter of Hong Kong Chief Enrages The Public With Taunting Posting Over Her Diamond Bracelet And “All My Beautiful Shoes and Dresses and Clutches”

Hong-Kong-leaders-daughter-creates-controversy-with-Facebook-postHong Kong chief executive Cy Leung is having a bad month. He is the mouth-piece for the authoritarian Chinese communist government in a city that was promised a modicum of democracy. As expected, the Chinese government has simply disregarded the commitment that it made in the handover of the city from Britain. A new flashpoint occurred when Beijing said that people in Hong Kong could vote for the leaders but only from a list of candidates approved by the Communist party — a curious concept of democracy. Now however he has his daughter to worry about. Chai Yan Leung decided that this was the week to taunt citizens by flashing a new diamond necklace and saying that it was purchased by “silly” taxpayer money.

When people taunted her about her showing off her new bracelet while young people were facing her father’s troops in the streets, Chai Yan responded with her own barbs, particularly at the suggestion that it looked like a dog collar:

“The necklace on my profile pic is not a dog collar, silly!!! This is actually a beautiful necklace bought at Lane Crawford (yes – funded by all you HK taxpayers!! So are all my beautiful shoes and dresses and clutches!! Thank you so much!!!!)

. . . Actually maybe I shouldn’t say ‘all you’- since most of you here are probably unemployed hence all this time obsessed with bombarding me with messages

. . . It’s ok, your mother still loves you”.

220px-2013_Policy_Address_03b_(cropped)Her father faces demands for his resignation but Chai Yan, a 22-year old law student at the London School of Economics, felt that this was a good time to flash bling and trash citizens.

She has proven a handful for Daddy in terms of controversy. She previously was ridiculed for saying that the stabbing of the former editor of the Ming Pao was not related to press freedom. She also posted a picture of herself with what looked like slashed wrists. She also attacked her mother, Tong Ching-Yee, with a posting that said “Courage and loyalty are the virtues I value the most. My mother embodies the exact opposites of both.”

The business about the bracelet is so stereotypical and inflammatory that my first thought was that she is a pro-democracy activist seeking to fuel the protests. However, it is not being interpreted that way. She apparently meant these comments.

As I have discussed before, I remain amazed that China continues to impose a single-party state that purports to be Communist while a small percentage of Chinese have become fantastically wealthy. The postings are particularly inflammatory given the long-standing complaints of public officials making themselves wealthy off of corruption and self-dealing.

Source: India Times

50 thoughts on “Bling Zing: Daughter of Hong Kong Chief Enrages The Public With Taunting Posting Over Her Diamond Bracelet And “All My Beautiful Shoes and Dresses and Clutches””

  1. @ P. Schulte. On your next visit to Shanghai please stroll down Huaihai Lu and count the number of international luxury brand stores you encounter. You and at least three friends will need all of your fingers and toes to keep count. Yes, it is easy to purchase non-counterfeit luxury goods in China, but the prices are often quite a bit lower outside of China. For that reason, Chinese visitors to the US stock up on luxury goods to take home and realize significant savings in the process.

  2. Of course, don’t get me wrong. I like the Mexicans too. I look forward to the day when there are 30 million Chinese AND 30 million Mexicans in California. You can never have too many people in California.

    That’s the way I look at it.

  3. I think the Chinese are great too. I look forward to the day when there are 30 million Chinese in California and 10 million each in Oregon and Washington. That will be great because they are very hardworking and so smart.

  4. Horseshit spam like this “chinchilla pictures for kids” @ 6:13pm, and comments from regulars get eaten!! Go through the archives and look @ all the spam. A think of all the comments you’ve written that haven’t gotten through.

  5. DBQ ~ Over the years when our girls were in high school, we had a few exchange students live with us who were mostly from Japan. I agree that it was a wonderful experience for us all. Like you s-i-l’s experience with her students, these students spent a goodly amount of time shopping — for high end goods which they would send home from time-to-time. However, the electronic’s they brought with them FAR exceeded what we had in the States which shocked both us and them.

  6. @free: haven’t seen you on this site much but me thinks your comments about liberals are on par with what comes out of the mouths of my first graders, at least those boys (mostly) who are babied by their mothers (and sometimes fathers). I am not an intellectual but reading your comments were a true waste of my time today. Professor Turley, can I flag them?

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