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  1. Sport - Golf

    China trailblazer Feng returns to defend major title

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Feng Shanshan won accolades when she returned home after becoming China’s first winner on the LPGA Tour, and now she returns to Locust Hill to defend her LPGA Championship, ... are eager to add more hardware on the testing Locust Hill layout. “I don’t know whether I’m getting old, [but] the course is tougher,” said 24-year-old Park. “It’s a very tough golf course, very ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Shanghainese youth borrow a page from Hong Kong's regionalist slurs

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:50pm by John Kennedy

    ... enrolled at schools in the city but lacking a local hukou- as locusts unwelcome in the city or its schools. Zhan moved to the city with her parents when she was just four years old and went ... too did a number of "local" Shanghainese. There to protest the presence of Zhan and other " locusts " in their city, the crowd dispersed with little incident. Zhan and her ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Spare us the amateur psychology, please

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Michael Chugani

    ... as psychologically unbalanced just because a tiny radical group taunted mainland shoppers as locusts. So if the Global Times is really Beijing's mouthpiece, Public Eye urges Beijing to tell its ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protests targeting mainland Chinese visitors put Hong Kong to shame

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... condone taking things to such extremes. The protesters insulted the shoppers as locusts from Shina- a word with Sanskrit roots that has gained a derogatory meaning due to its usage during ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Antagonism stands in way of political reform', warns Beijing-loyal heavyweight

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Tanna Chong and Johnny Tam

    ... and the 'anti-locust' protests are doing immense damage to the prospect of electoral reform," the person said. The person added that Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah's electoral plan- widely ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers may be unique, but we're not better than others

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by Alice Wu

    ... say, mainland Chinese. But how could calling mainland tourists "locusts" be considered "more civilised" behaviour? In our quest to be different, to prove wrong those who say ...

  8. News - China

    'Pilot missing after Shandong helicopter hijacked by 20 men'

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:34pm by Amy Li

    ... area for the plane, which was due to participate in eradicating the American White Moth. The insect, also known as the “forest locust,” has a tendency to eat leaves from trees and farm crops. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fear at heart of Hong Kong-mainland tension

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 07:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... the mainland's many affordable pleasures- karaoke, massages and restaurants. So why are mainlanders coming here derisively called locusts but Hongkongers don't see themselves as such when they flood ... feel superior when they mock mainlanders who urinate in the streets, jump queues and acquire wealth through corruption. The time-bomb element and the locust labelling come not from Hongkongers ...

  10. 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 ...




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