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Ren Yi
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Ren Yi

Mainland Chinese who oppose Hong Kong’s protests aren’t brainwashed by censorship, despite what the West might think

  • Many in the West and Hong Kong mistakenly believe that mainland Chinese are unthinking and uncritical. On the contrary, one consequence of life behind China’s Great Firewall is a hypersensitivity to the veracity of information

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Audrey Jiajia Li
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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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