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Political ideology does not pay the bills

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You can’t live on politics alone. That may be why Lee Wai-fung has given up People Power for what may be called “yuan power”.

Formerly a member of the radical localist party and assistant to its legislator Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, Lee has moved to the mainland and successfully started his own language software company. Three years ago, according to a profile on Now TV, he was running for a district council seat in Sha Tin on an anti-mainland platform with the slogan “Protect Hong Kong, protect your homeland”.

Now, he is completely focused on his business, which generates annual sales of more than HK$10 million by producing software for teaching the English language. He has never been harassed and never felt unsafe working on the mainland, despite his political........

© South China Morning Post