Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students clash during a pro-democracy protest at the University of Queensland in Australia. Photo: Handout
Paul Letters
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Letters

Why do mainland Chinese and Hong Kong youth clash at universities abroad? History has the answer

  • The mainland Chinese counterprotest has roots in the historical narrative of a China splitting apart under foreign pressure, which ties in with Beijing’s spin that foreign powers are behind Hong Kong’s protests

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Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students clash during a pro-democracy protest at the University of Queensland in Australia. Photo: Handout
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