A rioter holds a lamp post as a fire burns in Mong Kok. Photo: Bloomberg

Beijing signals less tolerant approach in branding instigators of Mong Kok riot as Hong Kong ‘separatists’

China-watcher says it is unprecedented for Beijing to identify separatists in the city, calling it a “wrong” categorisation that will lead to unnecessary escalation of anti-mainland sentiment

Topic |   Mong Kok riot

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A rioter holds a lamp post as a fire burns in Mong Kok. Photo: Bloomberg
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