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  1. Anger at mainland visitors escalates with 'locust' ad

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a full-page 'anti-locust' advertisement in a Chinese-language newspaper in the city. Critics, urging the government to uphold Hong Kong's values or face a social crisis, warn hostility towards mainlanders will only worsen. A full-page ad featuring an image of locusts- a label used to refer to mainland visitors among sections of the city's web community- appears ...

  2. Hong Kong's foundations are being eroded from within

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the rule of law, we will revert to being subjects again. Many people are appalled by the bigotry of the 'anti-locusts' movement. When people are compared to insects, bad things happen- the Nazis referred to Jews as lice, Hutus referred to Tutsis as cockroaches. But it is not enough simply to be appalled. Underlying the 'anti-locusts' movement is a deep-seated anxiety ...

  3. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... example with tough law to curb money laundering: Letitia Wong- Harder for wealthy locusts to park their assets in safe haven! Bob Howe- As a 'world city'...snicker snicker... I am ...

  4. Enduring identity crisis a challenge to resolve

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of their citizens outstrip Hong Kong. But this doesn't stop the growing number of mainland visitors being dubbed 'locusts'. One edge Hong Kong still does have is its freedoms, ... as the locals, fed up with what they see as an invasion- from parents buying up baby formula to filling up beds in the maternity wards- labelled the mainlanders 'locusts'. 'Hongkongers ...

  5. Hong Kong needs rational debate on immigration

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a 'locust' invasion of mothers from the mainland. Added to this is a related push to spread alarm over attempts by foreign domestic workers to free themselves from restrictions on their rights ... and if it is conducted by yelling about 'locusts' and 'floods' of domestic helpers and their families settling in Hong Kong, it is unlikely to produce a sensible result. Hong Kong is hardly ...

  6. Pledge on mainland cars fails to impress protesters

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... don't think the government regards protecting our interests as its priority.' Among the crowd were so-called anti-locust protesters, who accuse mainlanders of exploiting public resources ...

  7. Cross-border car influx will ride roughshod over city's pedestrians

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tunnels and detours, and more roadside air and noise pollution. Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the true locusts unleashed on Hong Kong. Vehicle-based tourism is an invasive pest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong doesn't have the capacity to allow more visitors, says green advocate

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... tourists have escalated over the past year, with some people deriding mainlanders as "locusts" who eat up local resources. There was an outcry when staff at a Dolce & Gabbana store ...

  9. 'Factual guy' ready to serve

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not think mainlanders are 'locusts' devouring our way of life. We should tap into the opportunity to create more jobs for the post-80s generation and new immigrants,' he said. ...

  10. Thousands vow protest over mainland cars

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong, said: 'Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the locusts unleashed on Hong Kong,' referring to a recent advertisement that attacked practices ...




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