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  1. Proliferation of locusts in anti-migrant campaigns

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau Hong Kong's locust imagery may be catching on. Soon after the advert appeared in the city likening mainland tourists to the swarming pest, locust images popped up in some of the mainland's biggest cities as part of campaigns against migrants. One poster in Beijing shows a locust overlooking, not Victoria Harbour, but Tiananmen Square, and says: '[Immigrants from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993054/proliferation-locusts-anti-migrant-campaigns
  2. Internet abuzz with 'anti-locust' front-page ad drive

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The fund-raising posts on the forum have been made under the title 'Against Locusts'. Locusts is a term used by many disgruntled Hongkongers for mainlanders who they say swamp the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990928/internet-abuzz-anti-locust-front-page-ad-drive
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991355/anger-mainland-visitors-escalates-locust-ad
  4. Locust fight always left too late, says scientist

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The marauding masses of locusts that chomp their way across the north and east of the country each summer could be stopped if authorities took preventive measures rather than purely reacting to the problem when it arises each year, experts have said. Last year locusts ravaged vast swathes of the country, forcing officials to spray expensive and damaging pesticides over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420950/locust-fight-always-left-too-late-says-scientist
  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. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423983/capital-prepares-combat-locust-swarm
  7. 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
  8. Swarming over locust records

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ancient Chinese invented many things. A lesser-known innovation was the collection of records of locust infestations over more than 1,000 years. Ma Shijun of the Chinese ... collection of the data to determine patterns in locust populations in a bid to predict future swarms. Contrary to a popular misconception, migratory locusts are solitary insects but during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608778/swarming-over-locust-records
  9. Host city warned as locusts loom

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Raymond Lee Beijing has been warned of a possible locust onslaught during the Olympic Games and authorities in neighbouring Inner Mongolia have been ordered to launch a pre-emptive strike. The capital is particularly prone to locusts migrating from grasslands in the north in August after the larvae emerge from soil. A plague this year could threaten some of the events. 'A possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643710/host-city-warned-locusts-loom
  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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