track that permits passive investment without active entrepreneurialism.
Upon landing in Vancouver, at age 52, he began his retirement,
identifying through his space-time calibration the appropriate station in
an expanded social field for a man of his age and economic achievement:
you can’t earn any money here. If you have enough money you
can come. Just stay here and relax…You cannot expect to have a
[comfortable] life, or to earn good money here because the tax here
is so high. So you must have earned enough to come…I would
never think of doing business here. Actually most of my friends,
they retire, because they are all my similar age. All my good friends
are retired, I mean those who come recently, we are all retired
Hong Kong is for making money and Vancouver is for quality of life. Back
in Hong Kong one of our focus group members, less than fifteen years
behind Mr. Liang, is considering the same trajectory.
I’m almost 40. I’m almost thinking of retirement. I have to plan for
my kids’ education. They might end up somewhere else on the
globe. I don’t care where they want their education. For myself, I
really want to retire in a place I feel really comfortable in…I think I
will have to end up in Canada.
It is important to consider some of the potential consequences, if
and when spatial mobility at retirement is activated as planned. We can
anticipate the return to Canada of a population with considerable