The SAR is not charmed
January 23, 2012 12:02 PM Subscribe
"Hong Kong people are dogs,"
posted by andrewesque (88 comments total)
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mainland professor Kong Qingdong
in Mandarin with English subtitles; "dog" comments are around 1:06) in response to a widely-viewed video
(Cantonese/Mandarin, no subtitles, but a English-subtitled news report is here
) of mainland tourists eating on the Hong Kong subway, where eating is banned. This has incited an uproar
in the former British colony, but is not the only flare-up between Hong Kong and the mainland recently.
Hong Kong mothers-to-be have protested an influx
of mainland mothers (because of the Year of the Dragon*), who give birth in Hong Kong
so their babies will have right of abode and education in the relatively free territory. And Dolce & Gabbana recently apologized
after it was alleged that D&G store guards were prohibiting locals from and only permitting mainlanders
to take pictures. Shops are accused
of catering to rich mainland visitors over local Hong Kong residents.
*There is a separate Chinese New Year thread discussing more specifically the birth boom in general; I don't mean to be repetitive -- mods, I hope this is not too much overlap, please let me know if this is.