People in masks in front of a screen broadcasting a message by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Photo: AP

Something else may be spreading in Hong Kong amid coronavirus outbreak and anti-government protests – ‘xenophobia’ against mainland Chinese

  • Scholars warn that Hong Kong’s already politically charged climate is an ideal breeding ground for opposing sides to use health crisis for their goals
  • Anti-mainland sentiment reaches new heights, with ‘yellow’ shops discriminating against Mandarin speakers, and quarantined students doxxed
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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People in masks in front of a screen broadcasting a message by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Photo: AP
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.