Hong Kong protesters in their “uniform” of black T-shirts at a shopping mall in Yuen Long district. Chinese customs authorities have banned the shipping of black clothing to Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE

China bans exports of black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests; all mailings to city ‘severely investigated’, courier firm worker says

  • Courier companies based in Guangdong, province bordering Hong Kong, have issued notices that customs requires halt to deliveries of black clothing, other items
  • Protesters have adopted as their uniform black T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, often paired with a black face mask
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong protesters in their “uniform” of black T-shirts at a shopping mall in Yuen Long district. Chinese customs authorities have banned the shipping of black clothing to Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Vincenzo La Torre

Vincenzo La Torre

Italian-born Vincenzo La Torre started his career in fashion journalism after graduating from Columbia University in New York. He has previously worked for Vogue Japan, Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Prestige Hong Kong. Before joining the Post as fashion editor in 2017, Vincenzo was a member of the launch team of Vogue Arabia in Dubai.

Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.