Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Amy Li
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Amy Li

Is using simplified Chinese a sin? Hong Kong actor triggers war of words

Angry netizens interpret Anthony Wong's criticism of simplified characters as a HongKonger’s declaration of superiority over the mainland Chinese

Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Construction workers unload bricks under a sign that reads "Beautiful Chinese Dream" in simplified Chinese characters on a street in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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Amy Li

Amy Li

Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP