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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RACISM

    Government’s double standards on tackling racism in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:57am by Michael Chugani

    ... Hongkongers gave rise to the slur wong chung, or "locusts" in English, to describe mainland visitors. By choosing this, the slur originators wanted to depict mainland visitors as invading ... minorities with its speedy condemnation of the small group of protesters who recently taunted mainland tourists as "locusts" in Tsim Sha Tsui. Equal Opportunities Commission chairman York ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong may amend its race hate law to protect mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:57pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Widening the legislation could be an option to protect mainland visitors, says equality chief, after 'anti-locust' protests in Tsim Sha Tsui ... not be differentiated by race and nationality. Chow described Sunday's "anti-locust" protest, when police had to intervene as 100 people marched from the Star Ferry pier to Canton Road, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Waving colonial flag pointless: Anson Chan

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... flag, saying this and the "anti-locust" campaign against mainland visitors would solve nothing. The call by Chan, a former lawmaker with close ties to the pan-democratic camp, came ... on mainland visitors, dubbed "locusts". "Hurling insults at others will never solve problems," Chan said yesterday. "That would only intensify the cross-border tension." ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Migrant women an untapped labour pool

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... and had worked for an average of 13.2 years. Sze Lai-shan, a veteran social worker with the group, said: "They have the ability and most are willing to work. They are not locusts." Locusts is a term used by critics to attack mainland migrants and visitors. Sze cited government research that showed the employment rate among recent migrants went up from 44.2 per cent in 2001 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No excuse for using slurs against mainlanders

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 05:59pm by LING WOO LIU

    ... for Hong Kong to stop the degrading name-calling Cutting words The "locust" protests in Hong Kong underscore long-fomenting resentment among some who feel that mainland Chinese ... that they will become minorities in the US by 2043. And that's where there are ominous similarities to the "locust" debate in Hong Kong. Though Hongkongers and mainland Chinese share the same ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Anger towards mainland visitors likely to worsen unless problems addressed

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:01am by Bernice Chan

    ... Forum website raised funds for a full-page advert in Apple Daily, attacking the visitors and describing them as "locusts". There have already been two protests in the first quarter ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... don't, or think they don't, benefit from the invasion. The extremist fringe of Hong Kong politics has resorted to applying the term "locusts" to placards hoisted against mainland ... with incidents such as the "locusts" placards coming one after another. The third step, which offers a practical solution, is to create the land we need to build more shopping malls, logistics ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-mainlander protest shouts out an ugly truth

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:11pm by Michael Chugani

    ... in Canton Road last Sunday was repugnant. There are more civil ways to express fear over the city being swamped than taunting mainlanders as "locusts" to their face. But I am going ... of being called "locusts" were more the victims of the failed policies of these officials than of the protesters, who used ugly tactics to highlight what policymakers pretend doesn't ...




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