Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song
Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song
Patrick Boehler
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Boehler

Kong Qingdong ordered to apologise for calling Beijing student 'dog, traitor'

Last year he called Hongkongers 'dogs of the British imperialists', 'bastards' and 'thieves'

Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song
Kong Qingdong talks to reporters at the Confucius Peace Prize award ceremony in Beijing in December 2011. Photo: Simon Song
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui