Today, HK's richest man Li Ka-shing has published two separate msgs on front pages newspapers across political spectrum.
Here are some interpretation on the 91-yo's wisdom:
What not to miss is that it also says "the worst fruit [result] could be bore from the best cause".
Li has used this line in addressing contentious political issues before. This is the story behind it:
He's the son of Wuzetian, the sole officially recognised empress regnant of China in history, who prosecuted her own children to death in order to secure power
In desperation, he wrote the poem as a subtle protest to his mother.
Here is a rough translation from @SCMPNews :
"Growing melons beneath Huangtai,
Hanging heavily, many grow ripe,...
Pick two, fewer are left on the vine,
If you want to get yet another one,
That’s where we must draw the line,
For if there is any more reaping,
You will end up with an empty vine."
The story ended sadly. Wu forced her son Li to commit suicide.
Ending my thread with side story of "spiderman" scaling the Li's skyscarper and hanging a flag - also open for interpretation: