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  1. 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 ...

  2. Bigotry that should be made a crime

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as in Nazi Germany and Rwanda. The campaign against mainlanders who come to Hong Kong has moved to a new level with the placement of an advertisement in a newspaper depicting them as locusts ... portrayed as locusts, swarming on our city and picking it bare while being rude and unsanitary. Hong Kong's Racial Discrimination Ordinance, which makes racial discrimination, harassment ...

  3. Opinions flare on ad

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan and Vivienne Chow HONG KONG- Students have mixed opinions about a full-page 'anti-locust' ad in Apple Daily yesterday that was funded by netizens outraged by mainland visitors. The advert featured a locust- a label netizens use to refer to mainland visitors- looking at Hong Kong Island and a statement requesting the government to review Article 24, which states ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    People's Daily says mainland migrants needed for Hong Kong's development

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... feared 'locusts'," it added, in a reference to a popular term for the growing cross-border influx. "Time and wisdom are needed to understand and reconcile ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CSSA

    In Hong Kong, slurs and stereotyping pass for debate

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:54am by SUSAN CHAN

    ... been called "eunuchs" and "dogs". New immigrants on CSSA are referred to as locusts, while others say that, "if you do not support what I believe is the only right way ...

  6. News - China

    SCMP.com's pick of the best Chinese virals of 2012

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 02:56pm by Staff Reporter

    ... in Taiyuan, Shanxi, answered impatiently: "My name is Zeng." Read the story HK locust advert 2012 was the year when relations between Hongkongers and mainland Chinese hit a new low after a war of words turned into name-calling. Mainlanders called Hongkongers dogs and slaves, and Hongkongers labeled the former “locusts.” A full page advert depicting a locust peering over the peak ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Regulating flow of mainland Chinese tourists is only sensible option in short term

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:05pm by Paul Yip

    ... Nevertheless, the "locusts" protest by a small group of people in Canton Road last weekend was unnecessary, destructive and ill-considered. It does not carry the support of the majority ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Personalised number plate sales raise HK$245m

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... with a childhood memory. "It's just the nickname my friends called me when I was young. It has nothing to do with anti-mainland sentiment," he said. He said his friends called him Locust because he devoured all the food in their homes when he went over to visit. Internet users coined the term "locusts" to describe mainlanders who flock to the city and "consume" ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: race value

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... triggered a shouting match between locals and "locusts" last year, it's curious to witness the sheer amount of latitude Chinese Hongkongers allow white people, even where illegal ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine: Tui na for scoliosis

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... to 54 degrees. Between March and August 2012, the 15 patients received an average of 14 treatments. They were also instructed to hold a yoga position called the locust for a couple of seconds ... "Tui na treatment helps to relax the muscles and joints, stimulate blood circulation, and relieve aches and pains. [Repeating the locust stretch] at home supplements the clinical treatment ...




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