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I have come to the conclusion that there are some fundamental and deep-seated problems in Hong Kong society.

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam

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Some people donate blood, some people donate money, we donated organs. It’s a little bit more complicated, but it’s the same.

Lin Hanwei, one of two brothers who donated parts of their organs to strangers

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It’s very hard to tell someone, 'Oh that’s the weather' and then hang up on them. We also have a lot of weird calls, they ask us if we can make it stop raining or make it rain, things like that.

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Many players in the bubble tea market see the business as a fad, that the stores will only last five to 10 years. We are trying to change that perception by making our outlets more sustainable.

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Growing rice is the actual work that we do, but growing the lives of the people is equally important because they walk hand in hand with us.

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