報章名稱：南華早報 刊登日期：2017年6月30日 文章主題：Looking to the future -- 南華早報
Looking to the future -- 南華早報
Will Hong Kong be a speculator’s paradise with soaring property prices or blessed location? Feng shui masters reveal future.
With everyone wondering about the fate of the city some 20 years after its return to China, several Hong Kong feng shui masters appear to have the answers. Applying the Taoist theories of yin and yang and the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, the fortune-tellers offer a variety of predictions regarding politics, society and economic development. While some are confident about the city’s future because of its “blessed location”, others warn the good luck it has enjoyed for so long may finally shift to the mainland. Feng shui experts reveal what they believe the city has in store in the decades to come.
Feng shui master Au Chung-tak
We are now in the earth cycle. A strong earth element leads to soaring property prices and public grievances. After the fire cycle takes over in 2024, the housing market will cool, and the number of protests in Hong Kong will fall by 70 per cent.
Also, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is a yang person, so he tends to take a hard line. Unlike him, Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor is a yin person, meaning she is more accommodating. There will be fewer social conflicts when she takes office.
The year 2047, when the city reverts fully to China, is in the middle of the water cycle. During that time, the northern part of the world will become more populous, and Hongkongers will flock to the mainland in search of business opportunities. The city will gradually lose its status as a financial centre and merge with the rest of the country.