Too shy to share your umbrella? Show it

| September 16th, 2014
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Rainy day, you are walking with your umbrella, feeling lucky. In front of you there is a girl walking in hurry and she’s getting wet from the pouring rain. You want to walk up there and say “hey come over here I have an umbrella”. But the sentence stuck in your throat because you are afraid the minute you say it you are considered weirdo or having hidden agenda. Fear no more, with this little gadget by 4 Hong Kong [...]Read more…

Hong Kong activists’ vote slammed as unrepresentative by fellow pan-democrats

| May 12th, 2014
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Critics say the Hong Kong pan-democratic activist group Occupy Central is excluding moderates from their movement and that the vote they are holding on June 22 will be unrepresentative of Hong Kong.

Occupy Central’s “Universal Voting Day” is supposed to produce a winning set of electoral procedures for the group to endorse for the 2017 elections. They will then call on the government to adopt that set of procedures–or a similar one–in order to ensure a free and fair vote for [...]Read more…

Anti-Chinese protesters yell at mainland shoppers in Hong Kong, Weibo users respond

| February 19th, 2014
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On February 17, 100 Hong Kongese protested and yelled slurs targeting mainland Chinese shoppers in the crowded shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Protesters held signs that said “locusts” and “zhi-na” (支那), a slur that has been linked to the Japanese invasion of China, and waving colonial era Hong Kong flags. Some of them approached mainland shoppers and yelled at them.

An opposition group flew People’s Republic of China flags and handed out “Welcome to Hong Kong” literature to tourists.

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Occupy Central plans protests for Hong Kong democracy, questions remain

| October 31st, 2013
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If Hong Kong doesn’t get universal suffrage guaranteed by next year, Hong Kong University law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting plans on rallying 10,000 people to block the streets of downtown Hong Kong.

"We expect the police to shut us down because what we would be doing is illegal," Tai said in an interview at a deliberation day on October 26, 2013. If people are arrested, he said, that will arouse the public’s support for universal suffrage.

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Mainland female medical student shoots erotic film in Hong Kong to earn 4 million for opening clinic

| September 27th, 2012
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From Netease:

“Due West: Our Sex Journey”, the Hong Kong’s 3D erotic film (literally translated as 3rd grade film in Chinese, see Hong Kong motion picture rating system) was released to the public, and the bold performance of WangLi Danni, an actress from mainland China attracted huge attention. According to the reports of Hong Kong media, WangLi Danni claimed to be a medical student in Shanghai, and the reason for playing in an erotic film was to earn 4million RMB in [...]Read more…

Hong Kong full page ad against mainland pregnant women

| February 2nd, 2012
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Apple Daily as a renowned Hong Kong newspaper put up a full page print ad on Feb 1st protesting aggressively against the surge of mainland pregnant women in Hong Kong. On top of the background of a locust overlooking the Victoria Harbor, the ad rolled out with the headline “Hong Kong people have had enough” followed by angry content protesting against the invasion of mainland pregnant women into Hong Kong and urged the Hong Kong government to amend relevant law. [...]Read more…

Peking University professor says some Hong Kong people are dogs

| January 25th, 2012
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The incident of Mainland visitors eating on Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway caused much extensive discussions on the Internet.  On January 19, 2012, claiming to be the 73rd generation descendant of Confucius, Peking University professor Kong Qingdong commented on the matter on a Internet TV show called “Kong Monk Has Something to Say” (《孔和尚有话说》), saying “some Hong Kong people are dogs”, and “A place needs the law to maintain order reflects the (low) quality of people at such place”

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Mainland visitors eating on Hong Kong train causes huge fight

| January 21st, 2012
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Recently, a dispute between Mainland visitors and Hong Kong residents caused by Mainland visitors eating on a Hong Kong MTR train was captured on video.  Video was then viewed extensively on the Internet and caused heated discussions amongst Hong Kong and Mainland netizens.

This video captured the incident happened on January 15, 2012, on a Hong Kong MTR (Mass Transit Railway) East Rail line train departing from Hung Hom, Hong Kong to Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong.  Carrying their luggage, eight Mainland visitors [...]Read more…

Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing

| December 31st, 2011
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From Netease:

This May, a female “superhero” appeared in Hong Kong, wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, called herself “Zijing Woman” (紫荆侠) or “Chinese Redbud Woman”. She handed out food and cash to some Hong Kong residents. The mysterious masked female vigilante received great attention in Hong Kong.

However, on December 24, a “female superhero” also appeared in Beijing, wearing exactly the same outfit as the “Chinese Redbud Woman” of Hong Kong.

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Is Hong Kong really a part of China? Emotionally no.

| September 26th, 2011
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It’s been 14 years since Hong Kong’s reunification with China. However, against all the evidences that prove Hong Kong is a part of Chinese territory and that we are a big family, it is still too often complained that emotionally Hong Kong is a foreign land. One obvious fact is the official discrimination against mainlanders in terms of entering Hong Kong.

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HK police fell to death when dissuading a protester from jumping the bridge

| June 17th, 2011
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From Netease | translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

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China News: According to HongKong Ming Pao, a chicken-transport truck driver who complained that the government didn’t pay compensation after confiscating his license. He climbed up to the bridge and claimed to jump the bridge to death as protesting. A policeman hurried to the scene. When trying to climb up to the top of the bridge to stop him, he slipped and fell from the 4-meter-high [...]Read more…

The Mainland Rhetoric

| June 8th, 2011
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"It seems to me that every mainland and Hong Kong exchange event would turn into a mainland losing face event eventually." I stated, holding my microphone in a auditorium filled with around 500 other mainland students participating in a such event.

These hundreds of students were from several mainland universities enjoying their cultural/social/intellectual exchange tour in Hong Kong. The last event on their schedule that day was to watch this award winning documentary, and to have a question and answer session [...]Read more…

Dispute over new immigrants from the mainland, Hong Kong is unhappy?

| May 18th, 2011
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From Southern Weekly:

An internet group organized by people against the new mainland immigrants to get equal benefits has won 80,000 Hongkongese’ s support; a song describing mainland Chinese as locusts has become popular in Hong Kong. Regarding those new immigrants from the mainland, people at different levels in Hong Kong have started to express their views and arguments.

It’s been fourteen years since Hong Kong’s return; mainland China is playing an increasingly important role in driving Hong Kong’s development. The exchange [...]Read more…

Leftover women in Hong Kong to look for Mr. Right in mainland China

| May 10th, 2011
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From Guangzhou Daily via timedg.com:

“剩女” Shengnv (Leftover Women is now a buzzword in China to refer single or unmarried women over the age of 25. There are many different hierarchies of the left-over women. Single women between 25-30 are called “剩斗士” sheng dou shi (Left-over fighters), as women in this age range still have the energy and hope to find true love. Between 30-35, they are called “必剩客” bi sheng ke(pronounced the same as Pizzahut in Chinese, means literally “must [...]Read more…