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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. ...

  2. 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' ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... They also fear the use of "locust" and other derogatory terms will become a punishable offence. Some anti-gay groups accused commissioner Dr York Chow Yat-ngok of building an "illegal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... anti-discrimination boss Dr York Chow Yat-ngok jump is when a few dozen wackos parade in Tsim Sha Tsui calling mainlanders "locusts". Why else do you think he has talked far more about hostility ... considering making it an offence to use the word "locust" as a racial taunt. Please forgive us for using these other racial taunts, but what about "molocha" for Indians, "huk ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... prohibit the now common use of the slur "locusts" to refer to mainland visitors. Meanwhile, although same-sex marriage is outside the scope of the review, religious and other conservative ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Japan and Europe, which grant visas only to genuine tourists with proven assets. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says we should not cut visitor numbers just to appease the small "anti-locusts ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LINDA TO

    ... portrayal of them. Many said the problem lay with the mainland Chinese, whom some have disparagingly described as "locusts". Their litany of grouses include that mainland visitors use Hong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for an honest debate about Hong Kong's place in the nation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to this mingling of people from different places is unremarkable and similar to what happens elsewhere. Thus, we have idiots calling mainlanders locusts, foul-mouthed louts and the like. This is hardly ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't forget the Hong Kong that once welcomed mainlanders

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Geoffrey Somers

    ... Geoffrey Somers Geoffrey Somers says instead of spreading devastation, the maligned 'locusts' today spread wealth Let's not forget the Hong Kong that was once welcoming ... for him". And a crusty police chief with one eye smaller than the other was "20 cents and 50 cents". All of which brings us to the "locust song", a searingly derogatory ditty ...




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