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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hong Kong's foundations are being eroded from within

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the rule of law, we will revert to being subjects again. Many people are appalled by the bigotry of the 'anti-locusts' movement. When people are compared to insects, bad things happen- the Nazis referred to Jews as lice, Hutus referred to Tutsis as cockroaches. But it is not enough simply to be appalled. Underlying the 'anti-locusts' movement is a deep-seated anxiety ...

  6. HK-mainland carping takes off on web

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com The war of words between Hongkongers and mainlanders is playing out on a new front, as the full-page 'anti-locust' advert in one of the city's newspapers spawned two such notices in cyberspace. Wednesday's Apple Daily ad, entitled 'Hongkongers have had enough', depicted a gigantic locust occupying the tip of Lion ...

  7. Call for calm as row intensifies over mainlanders

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as locusts that consumed resources in the city. Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong called for tolerance and rationality. He said the government should adopt effective measures so Hongkongers would ... 'locusts' and urging them to respect Hong Kong culture. The ad followed Peking University Professor Kong Qingdong calling Hongkongers 'dogs' on an internet talk show, and Italian fashion ...

  8. Professor rebuked by ministry for HK insults

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after Hong Kong internet users raised more than HK$100,000 for a full-page advertisement in a Chinese-language newspaper last month against 'locust' mainlanders swarming the city. Yuan ...

  9. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... example with tough law to curb money laundering: Letitia Wong- Harder for wealthy locusts to park their assets in safe haven! Bob Howe- As a 'world city'...snicker snicker... I am ...

  10. Enduring identity crisis a challenge to resolve

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of their citizens outstrip Hong Kong. But this doesn't stop the growing number of mainland visitors being dubbed 'locusts'. One edge Hong Kong still does have is its freedoms, ... as the locals, fed up with what they see as an invasion- from parents buying up baby formula to filling up beds in the maternity wards- labelled the mainlanders 'locusts'. 'Hongkongers ...




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