A woman pays her respects to the deceased during the Ching Ming (or Qing Ming) festival last Friday, at a cemetery in Shanghai. It is customary for Chinese people to tend to the graves of their departed loved ones during Ching Ming. Photo: AFP

Culture clash: Chinese value unity of country over separatism, unlike in the West 

Xie Maosong says the Chinese veneration for their ancestors is the basis for a deep-seated cultural abhorrence for a divided family or country, and any attempt at division will earn the Chinese people’s ire

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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A woman pays her respects to the deceased during the Ching Ming (or Qing Ming) festival last Friday, at a cemetery in Shanghai. It is customary for Chinese people to tend to the graves of their departed loved ones during Ching Ming. Photo: AFP
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