To give you an idea of what Chinese prosperity looks like in Hong Kong, I went out and captured the shopping riot that is currently taking place on the Kowloon side of the city in the upscale Canton Road area and the younger Mongkok shopping area.

As you can see, there are waiting lines at all of the exclusive designer label shops. Most of the people waiting on these lines are Mainland Chinese.

In all my years of living in New York and Europe, I never saw anything like this. Mainland Chinese are not particularly religious, so this is literally a feast of conspicuous consumption.

It is all being financed by iGoods, Androids, flat screen TVs, everything sold at Walmart and Target and whatever else it is that Americans are buying this Christmas (excluding guns, ammo and silver).

The pictures tell ten thousand words...

Scuse me I got gifts to buy... (JimiHendrix)



The music is the theme from the movie "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" which featured David Bowie