A protester waves a Hong Kong flag at Tamar Park during a rally urging the University of Hong Kong to dismiss law scholar Benny Tai, a co-founder of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement. Photo: Felix Wong

Housing, pregnant mainlanders and milk powder rifts have shaped Hongkongers’ national identity. A Chinese history centre won’t change that

Alice Wu says the unveiling of the new national history education centre implies that Hongkongers’ lack of identification with China can be fixed with ‘basic knowledge’. However, it fails to address much deeper resentment caused by the competition for goods and services – especially housing

Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments

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A protester waves a Hong Kong flag at Tamar Park during a rally urging the University of Hong Kong to dismiss law scholar Benny Tai, a co-founder of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement. Photo: Felix Wong
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