A Chinese internet user’s claim that a Starbucks barista in Hong Kong wrote a pro-democracy slogan on his friend’s drinks order has provoked online outrage on the mainland. Photo: Weibo

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest message sparks online storm in a Starbucks coffee cup

  • American chain’s China operation flooded with complaints after barista serves slogan on mainlander’s order in troubled city
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A Chinese internet user’s claim that a Starbucks barista in Hong Kong wrote a pro-democracy slogan on his friend’s drinks order has provoked online outrage on the mainland. Photo: Weibo
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People gather at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong’s Sha Tin district to demand an explanation after police entered the premises to clear protesters following an anti-extradition demonstration on July 14. Photo: Stanley Shin

Hong Kong malls in the middle between mainland outrage and local fears

  • Violent scenes in shopping centres have led to bans on riot police entering, to the fury of online mainlanders
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People gather at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong’s Sha Tin district to demand an explanation after police entered the premises to clear protesters following an anti-extradition demonstration on July 14. Photo: Stanley Shin
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