A popular protest website in Spain called for the creation of a “second Hong Kong” in Catalonia. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong ‘chaos’ spurring on Catalan protests, Scottish independence movement, ex-Chinese envoy says

  • ‘We can expect that other countries and cities may be struck by this deluge’ Wang Zhen says in commentary in Communist Party newspaper
  • Such ‘tone-deaf narrative … might play well to a domestic nationalist audience’ but damages ‘China’s nascent efforts at building soft power across Asia’, academic says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A popular protest website in Spain called for the creation of a “second Hong Kong” in Catalonia. Photo: Reuters
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As it happened: Hong Kong arson spree on stores such as Xiaomi, Best Mart 360 and Tong Ren Tang amid protests

  • At least 14 MTR stations closed as protesters taking part in illegal march leave trail of destruction through Kowloon
  • Journeys on high-speed rail link disrupted while demonstrators strike again on usual targets of vandalism
A Xiaomi store in Mong Kok is on fire. Photo: May Tse
Topic |   Hong Kong protests