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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. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the locusts unleashed on Hong Kong Paul Zimmerman, Head of Designing Hong Kong [The] match was a big milestone for Afghanistan... so much so the Taliban sent a message of support Omar Zakhilwal of Afghanistan's cricket board after the national team lost its first one-day international I used a scale that will usually be used in a food ...

  3. Verbal battle gets to campus

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... students wrote 'locust' on a whiteboard as an insult to mainlanders. 'We try to avoid discussing these issues with schoolmates because the subject is too sensitive,' a mainland ...

  4. We are all part of the same country

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... relieving himself with help from his mother and aunt as if it is proof of mainlanders' indecency and uncivilised nature. The full-page advert about locusts- read mainlanders- invading Hong ... who ran the locust ad do not strike me as defenders of the rule of law, equality and liberty. Critics like Poon and other old-style democrats can fantasise about Hong Kong being an island ...

  5. Don't be unfair or unkind to mainlanders

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they were portrayed as 'locusts' in an advertisement in the widely-read Apple Daily. This is very discriminatory and bad for Hong Kong's international image. Hongkongers are also ...

  6. Where bitterness reigns

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and accessories such as tote bags that feature a single theme- the locust- which has been adopted as a motif by Hongkongers fed up with what they see as an invasion of their city. 'Personally, I hope ... and rights inherited when British rule ended in 1997. They were in danger of forfeiting them just like a farmer who lost his hard-won produce to a plague of, well, locusts. Judging by blogs ...

  7. Bigotry that should be made a crime

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as in Nazi Germany and Rwanda. The campaign against mainlanders who come to Hong Kong has moved to a new level with the placement of an advertisement in a newspaper depicting them as locusts ... portrayed as locusts, swarming on our city and picking it bare while being rude and unsanitary. Hong Kong's Racial Discrimination Ordinance, which makes racial discrimination, harassment ...

  8. Opinions flare on ad

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan and Vivienne Chow HONG KONG- Students have mixed opinions about a full-page 'anti-locust' ad in Apple Daily yesterday that was funded by netizens outraged by mainland visitors. The advert featured a locust- a label netizens use to refer to mainland visitors- looking at Hong Kong Island and a statement requesting the government to review Article 24, which states ...

  9. Brothers in arms

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the poster was just one in a series of mainland-produced posters that parodied the 'Hongkongers have had enough' advertisement published in the Apple Daily. The 'anti-locust ... with no means to go to Hong Kong to give birth, or even visit as a tourist, actually would not mind being a 'locust', because this would be a step up for them. Ironically, being called ...

  10. Forum draws fiery response on question of identity

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was hosted by the university and non-profit organisation Community Development Initiative in response to a boiling-over of resentment towards mainland tourists that saw them portrayed as locusts ... in their judgment. 'Today, we are calling mainland tourists locusts. Next, we might be targeting those living off social welfare. We have to be careful not to get carried away.' Chan said: ...




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