A protester holds a placard that reads “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Daniel Vukovich
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Daniel Vukovich

Hong Kong has a China problem: we don’t talk and think deeply about the mainland in our universities

  • Universities in Hong Kong need to have a conversation about China that goes beyond Mandarin and business opportunities. The lack of research into contemporary China only benefits nativists and colonial-era nostalgists in Hong Kong

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A protester holds a placard that reads “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Audrey Jiajia Li
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Audrey Jiajia Li

How Hong Kong protesters are turning off their mainland Chinese supporters

  • With Tiananmen in recent memory, even the most liberal-minded mainland Chinese find violence as a means to an end hard to accept
  • With Hong Kong protests becoming more disruptive and radical, and xenophobic slurs more prominent, support is waning among former sympathisers

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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