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China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support
China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support

With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China's Shantou University, he's kept up at night by worries over his city's yawning wealth gap. The government needs "dynamic and flexible [wealth] redistribution policies" and should invest more in education, the 86-year-old said in an address titled "Sleepless in Hong Kong." "We need to act now," he exhorted his young audience. The concerns troubling Li are among those that have echoed...

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