Protesters set a Bank of China branch on fire in Tsuen Wan following a rally against the new anti-mask law introduced by the government. Photo: Winson Wong
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Hatred needs to be replaced by respect and understanding

  • Antagonism towards the mainland is a long-standing issue, but distrust and hostility have now gone too far with outlets vandalised and individuals attacked

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Protesters set a Bank of China branch on fire in Tsuen Wan following a rally against the new anti-mask law introduced by the government. Photo: Winson Wong
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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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