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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Banning the word 'locust' in Hong Kong would be merely treating the symptom

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Banning 'locust' just treating symptom Is it illegal to say "nigger" in America? Apparently not. That's not to say we shouldn't bother banning "locust" in Hong Kong- the two racial epithets have very different historical and contemporary contexts- but the American example holds important lessons for us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571526/banning-word-locust-hong-kong-would-be-merely-treating
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ... such as "locust" to describe mainlanders could become punishable by law. "If a Hongkonger shouted 'locust' in the face of a mainlander after seeing him poo, would he be subjected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  3. Locust trouble? Why not turn them into supper?

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney As parts of Australia struggle to deal with the worst locust plague in 30 years, a new cookbook has this advice for rural inhabitants: if you can't beat them, eat them. Cooking with Sky Prawns is the work of a pair of government agricultural officers in New South Wales and contains more than 20 locust recipes, including starters, main courses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479132/locust-trouble-why-not-turn-them-supper
  4. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Locust Effect, by Gary Haugen, Victor Boutros

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary Haugen, Victor Boutros Oxford University Press 4 stars David Wilson In 1885, a racist Seattle ... woes, at least such countries are basically stable. Better still, the locust-like predation that thwarts further progress can be countered, it seems. One reason for hope is the apparent success ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448552/book-review-locust-effect-gary-haugen-victor-boutros
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office joins backlash against 'locust' protest

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:48am by Phila Siu and Clifford Lo

    ... those who organised and took part in Sunday's "anti-locust" protest in Tsim Sha Tsui. The China News Service quoted the office as saying it "sternly opposes" any ... "locusts" for overwhelming the city and hogging its resources and referred to them as Shina, a derogatory term used by the Japanese against the Chinese after the first Sino-Japanese war ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430175/hong-kong-and-macau-affairs-office-joins-backlash-against-locust
  6. News - China Insider - DISCRIMINATION

    Beijing subway provokes outrage with offensive post on 'locust' passengers

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:46pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com The Beijing subway’s official Sina Weibo account has used the word “locust,” a pejorative term used by some Hongkongers to describe hordes of mainland tourists, in reference to passengers on the underground. “After a ‘locust’ invasion, line 10 is a mess,” it posted on Sunday morning just after 11am. “The capital city has always been applauded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1353296/beijing-subway-weibo-account-provokes-outrage-post-locust
  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School place for migrant pupil sparks 'locust' row in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:23pm by Amy Li

    ... their Hong Kong counterparts and called Qianwen a little “locust”. The girl, originally from Shandong, has been raised by her grandparents, who work as vegetable vendors in a local market. Her mother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1307570/school-place-migrant-pupil-sparks-locust-row-shanghai
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: swarm welcome

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... were reportedly aimed at the mainlanders during what was billed as an "anti-locust" protest. For a nation so dependent on agriculture, imperial China was surprisingly ignorant about locusts. As late as the Song dynasty (960-1279), it was widely believed that locusts were mutant forms of fish and shrimp. "During droughts when the rivers dry up," it was written, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1440189/reflections-swarm-welcome
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beware the power of racial slurs to dehumanise

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 12:13pm by CHARLTON MCILLWAIN

    ... Charlton McIlwain Charlton McIlwain picks apart the 'locust' slur directed at mainlanders, warning that Hong Kong is on a slippery slope, given the power of such insults to dehumanise and the damage that can be inflicted when groups racialise their differences The ascent of racism Locusts! This creature of darkness increasingly represents many Hong Kong citizens' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1446961/beware-power-racial-slurs-dehumanise
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... targeting mainland visitors, the news might have brought relief. Finally, good riddance to the "locusts" who benefited only property developers and high-end retailers but skewed our ... the numbers be cut, to appease the "anti-locusts" crowd? Or should they risk a sharp downturn in mainland tourism at a time when Hong Kong's economic growth is heading south, with all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong

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