Although Hong Kong is technically a part of China since its reunification in 1997, its “Special Administrative Region” title sets itself apart from the mainland in more ways than just government policies. Since the takeover, there’s been increasing anti-mainlander sentiments from local Hong Kongers due to major cultural differences. The following are some events that have transpired over the last few weeks that further divides Hong Kong Locals and their fellow Chinese from the North.
January 7, 2012
-Security guards prohibit “locals” from taking pictures in front of Dolce and Gabbana
Video from Apple Daily on D& G incident– (In Cantonese. NO English subtitles)
January 8, 2012
-More than 1000 protestors rally against Dolce and Gabbana
January 13, 2012
-Hidden Causes of Hong Kong Dolce and Gabbana Protest
January 15, 2012
-HK women protest against mainland mothers
“We have to compete with the mainlanders for bedspace in hospitals, for prenatal care services, postnatal care, the education of our children… everything!”
January 17, 2012
January 19, 2012
“Many Hong Kong people are dogs,” these are the words of Beijing University professor Kong Qingdong.
Hong Kong Protest Beijing Professor Calling them “Dogs”– video and article
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