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De-Sinofication

Leung should define mainland integration

If Leung Chun-ying wants to push for integration, he needs to clearly define what he means and how it differs from "mainlandisation".

There's a new buzzword in town - integration. To many, it's a dirty word. They see it as another way of saying "mainlandisation". And that scares them. Others see integration as inevitable, and also desirable. It swells their patriotism.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 7:17am 2 comments

De-Sinofication? You gotta be kidding!

Tourists from Mainland shopping in Causeway Bay. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Every major country and economy in the world is recalibrating policies and alliances to accommodate a resurgent China. Strangely, many Hong Kong people, living in an economy that is the most dependent, think they could get away from the hinterland. That is a bit like rejecting geography, the water we drink, the food we eat, our own speech and skin colour.

2 Oct 2012 - 7:18am 33 comments

‘De-Sinofication’ debate re-emerges in HK

Protesters in Sheung Shui last week wave the Union Jack. Photo: David Wong

Attempts to “de-Sinofy” Hong Kong are becoming all too familiar, according to a Beijing-loyalist businessman who warned on Wednesday against efforts to turn it into a city-state.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am