Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Fists Of Fury, Round 1: China - 1, Hong Kong - 0

According to AP:
"A Bruce Lee-themed park with a statue and memorial hall will be built at Bruce Lee's southern Chinese ancestral home of Shunde. The park will also contain a martial arts academy and conference center."

A Bruce Lee park - that's cool. But in China? By all accounts, Bruce Lee made his mark as an actor from Hong Kong, not China, which is why the article emphasizes that Shunde is his ancestral home. Now, let me state that I am aware that Hong Kong and China have an "understanding." However, the fact that people in Hong Kong drive on the opposite side of the road makes it a separate-enough entity in my mind. As such, shouldn't Hong Kong have dibs on the Bruce Lee park?

Well, Hong Kong does have an entire Disneyland theme park that generates billions of dollars in revenue. And now China has a conference center and a statue of Bruce Lee. That's fair.
posted by Rachel @ 3:34 PM  
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