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Outsider looking in has it right about Hong Kong

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Most cities like to be praised and admired by foreigners; not ours, though. Many of us are xenophiles, but only if we can get outsiders to join us and dis our city. Talk about cutting off the nose (Hong Kong) to spite the face (China).

So woe to any outsiders who might show appreciation. Even Nuseir Yassin, a popular Arab-Israeli travel video blogger who creates daily clips about cities and places around the world, can’t escape derision for saying nice things about the MTR. His Nas Daily has more than 7.5 million followers on Facebook.

In one clip, he calls the MTR the best in the world, for being clean, efficient and on time, and even having free Wi-fi and air conditioning.

He is amazed that there are glass shields on platforms to prevent people falling on tracks. In........

© South China Morning Post