My Take by Alex Lo
Mandarin, the language of independence
The furore over Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s independence remarks in Taipei should at least prove to young separatists bent on secession for Hong Kong that Mandarin is highly useful for the purpose. If nothing else, they need the language to communicate with their comrades and plot revolution in Taiwan
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.