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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581402/hongkongers-should-back-improved-legal-protection-against-discrimination
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581222/hong-kong-should-help-vulnerable-mainland-immigrants-not
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1579105/lets-not-be-duped-fake-economic-argument-no-limits-mainland-visitors
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575677/fighting-prejudice-long-term-battle
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571526/banning-word-locust-hong-kong-would-be-merely-treating
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... immigrants are not 'locusts' and can do much more than just simply rely on government assistance." Inspired by a 2011 documentary titled School on the Road, shot by award-winning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ... such as "locust" to describe mainlanders could become punishable by law. "If a Hongkonger shouted 'locust' in the face of a mainlander after seeing him poo, would he be subjected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 21, 2014

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... Chow battles discrimination in all its forms Michael Chugani's cheap shot at the Equal Opportunities Commission's chairperson Dr York Chow Yat-ngok (" Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest? ", July 16) smacks of his personal discriminatory attitude towards almost anyone in public office. Chugani rightly points out that "locust" should sit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556746/letters-editor-july-21-2014
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554934/outlawing-l-word-what-about-rest

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