Posters advocating Hong Kong independence are put up on Chinese University’s “democracy wall”, on September 7. Photo: AFP

Independence banners at Hong Kong universities one more sign China is losing the battle to win over city’s youth

Regina Ip says neither subsidies nor outright suppression of radical speech appears an effective tactic to turn the tide of young Hongkongers’ drift away from connecting with mainland China. Pro-independence posters on campuses are only the most radical expression of widespread disaffection

Topic |   Hong Kong youth

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Posters advocating Hong Kong independence are put up on Chinese University’s “democracy wall”, on September 7. Photo: AFP
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