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

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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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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.