People outside Kowloon Mosque are covered in blue dye fired from a police water cannon during a protest in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district. Photo: Twitter

Amid protests for democracy, Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities strive to be heard

  • Hong Kong’s protests lay bare a paradox for the city’s ethnic minorities: some are welcomed for joining in, others are scapegoated for violent attacks
  • While there has been a realisation that minorities have a part to play in political life, old stereotypes die hard, even among those calling for equality
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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People outside Kowloon Mosque are covered in blue dye fired from a police water cannon during a protest in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district. Photo: Twitter
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.