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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beware the power of racial slurs to dehumanise

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 12:13pm by CHARLTON MCILLWAIN

    ... Charlton McIlwain Charlton McIlwain picks apart the 'locust' slur directed at mainlanders, warning that Hong Kong is on a slippery slope, given the power of such insults to dehumanise and the damage that can be inflicted when groups racialise their differences The ascent of racism Locusts! This creature of darkness increasingly represents many Hong Kong citizens' ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Abkhazia, Kosovo or Barcelona for Luis Suarez, the face of nipple clamps?

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:33am by James Porteous

    ... and love, despite his error on the field,” the store's director said. Yeah... maybe. Insect of the day A giant locust / cricket /grasshopper landed on James Rodriguez's arm just before he ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A letter from the editors

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:18pm

    ... in ‘locust’ ban” with surprise. For those who missed it, the senior South China Morning Post editors decided to issue guidance to our newsroom on the use of emotive words, specifically the term “locust”, a patently offensive term used by a group of Hong Kong protesters to describe mainland Chinese. The Standard wrote about our decision on Wednesday (Feb 26), postulating that it may have ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bigotry is bigotry as some Hongkongers tell mainland tourists to go home

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by Alex Lo

    ... message sent by people such as those who rallied against mainlanders in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was printed on some of their banners, which said: "Locusts, die going home". The people who demand that the "locusts" get lost say they were driven to it by mainlanders' bad behaviour and other negative effects on the city. Their apologists say while their behaviour may ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-mainlander protest a reminder of the limits of free speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:47pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says the abhorrent 'anti-locust' protest should serve as a reminder to Hong Kong of the limits to our cherished freedoms Tolerance levels The harassment of mainland tourists during a protest in Kowloon this month has been widely condemned- and rightly so. Demonstrators in what was styled as an "anti-locust" march targeted shoppers in Tsim ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MTR madness: overcrowding and the politics of Cheung Chi-kong

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:19pm by Michael Chugani

    ... visitors "locusts". What policy message is the government sending when the chief executive now admits too many mainlanders visit but his adviser blames locals for congestion? Or when ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fear of 'Yellow Peril' lives on

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... as acceptable, even appropriate, on the internet. And in this context, it provides the social conditioning of prejudice. Today's use of the term "locusts" to describe mainland Chinese ...

  10. 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 ...




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