K-pop singer Choi Siwon from Super Junior has apologised to Chinese fans for “liking a news tweet about the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Handout

K-pop’s Super Junior Choi Siwon apologises for ‘liking’ Hong Kong protest tweet

  • Chinese fans accuse star of supporting independence for the city and call for him to leave one of South Korea’s original mega boy bands
  • Choi offers ‘sincere apologies’ to his 16 million followers on mainland social media platform Weibo
Topic |   China Society

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K-pop singer Choi Siwon from Super Junior has apologised to Chinese fans for “liking a news tweet about the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Handout
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Voters queue in Sha Tin to cast their ballots in Hong Kong’s district council elections on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese state media slow to react to Hong Kong’s district council election upset

  • Xinhua waits hours to issue brief report while online commenter accuses city of resorting to extremes
  • But other observers say the result was to be expected
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Voters queue in Sha Tin to cast their ballots in Hong Kong’s district council elections on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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