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It's time for HK's tycoons to stop saying: Let them eat pau

To what extent will those in power move on upending system they had gained from?

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"Some people's questioning cut even closer to the bone: why doesn't the Li family sell property at a discount to these 'masters of our future'? That is what will be truly good for Hong Kong."

High property prices, it said, are "undeniably one of the deep social roots" of the opposition to the extradition Bill that catalysed the ongoing unrest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 22, 2019, with the headline It's time for HK's tycoons to stop saying: Let them eat pau. Subscribe