Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE
Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | As Hong Kong protests rage on, mainland students in city left walking a fine line

  • Students from the mainland studying in Hong Kong universities face tough choices when it comes to protests
  • Any display of patriotism can see them harassed by locals, and support for the protesters would also have consequences

Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments
Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE
Flags of the People’s Republic of China and its Hong Kong SAR flutter over Central. It is possible for students from the mainland to have learned uncomfortable facts about their government while in Hong Kong, while retaining patriotic affection for their birthplace. Photo: EPA-EFE
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