Illustration: Craig Stephens
Audrey Jiajia Li
Opinion

Opinion

Audrey Jiajia Li

Hong Kong’s hatred of mainlanders feeds the xenophobic undercurrents of its protests

  • Resentment of Beijing has spilled over towards mainlanders, Mandarin speakers and mainland-linked businesses. Shops are trashed, people are attacked and xenophobic slurs are becoming common. Hong Kong is succumbing to a wave of hate crime

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Home is where the hate is: mainland Chinese are living in fear in Hong Kong. Illustration: Henry Wong

Meet the mainland Chinese who are living in fear in Hong Kong

  • Recent immigrants to the city say they are becoming increasingly anxious after seeing a protest against an extradition bill mutate into a violent campaign against all things Chinese
  • In a city where Cantonese is the local language, Mandarin speakers say they are keeping quiet in public and even telling their children to speak English to avoid being targeted
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Home is where the hate is: mainland Chinese are living in fear in Hong Kong. Illustration: Henry Wong
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