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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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.