Hong Kong fans cheer their team during the football World Cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium. Even the match itself became the subject of a test, with the media asking Hong Kong government officials to state which team they supported. Photo: AFP

When insults are becoming part of life on Hong Kong’s university campuses, what hope is there for a tolerant society?

Bernard Chan says the ‘political correctness’ rows over the recent World Cup soccer qualifier between Hong Kong and China are a reminder of the need for rational debate and mutual respect

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Hong Kong fans cheer their team during the football World Cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium. Even the match itself became the subject of a test, with the media asking Hong Kong government officials to state which team they supported. Photo: AFP
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