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Hong Kong Protesters Continue to Harass Mainland Tourists

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From Sina:

On the Scene – Mainland Tourist Besieged in Hong Kong, Little Girl Frightened into Tears Comforted by Passerby

A mother and daughter pair of mainland tourists were besieged by a number of Hong Kong youths, the child frightened into crying nonstop. The young woman [mother] at one point says, “We’re all Chinese”, only to get a fierce reaction from the Hong Kong youths, snarling: “We’re not Chinese!!”

Copy on YouTube:

On the Scene – Mainland Tourist Besieged in Hong Kong, Little Girl Frightened into Tears Comforted by Passerby, Hong Kong Youth: “We’re Not Chinese!!”

A mother and daughter pair of mainland tourists were besieged by a number of Hong Kong youths, the child frightened into crying nonstop. The young woman [mother] at one point says, “We’re all Chinese”, only to get a fierce reaction from the Hong Kong youths, snarling: “We’re not Chinese!!”

From Sina:

Hong Kong Anti-Parallel Trading Youths “Besiege” Mainland Mother and Daughter Explodes on Internet

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March 8th, over ten thugs acting in the name of being against parallel trading successively went to Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui, Tuen Mun, and Tsim Sha Tsui districts to arbitrarily besiege, curse, and assault people. Apart from actual parallel traders, even a mainland mother-child pair of tourists who weren’t actual parallel traders as well as born-and-bred local Hong Kong residents were innocently victims of their insults and assault. Photo is of a pair of mainland tourists being besieged by a group of youths, accused of smuggling, with the little girl frightened into bawling.

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In the conflict, the young woman at one point said, “We are all Chinese”, never expecting to to draw the fierce response: “We’re not Chinese!” Hong Kong government official, pro-establishment, and pan-democracy members, who have rarely been united, together used strong words to denounce the vile conduct of the anti-parallel trading protesters.

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A kind-hearted Hong Kong young woman was beside them continuously consoling the little girl, helping wipe her tears.

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The little girl frightened into crying.

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The verbally assaulted mother calling the police, with the demonstrators ceaselessly pointing and cursing her.

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Protesters pointing at and cursing the mainland mother-daughter pair.

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Extremists among the anti-parallel trading demonstrators, looking and behaving like thugs.

From Sina Weibo:

@阿金Aking: Hong Kong! Hello! http://t.cn/Rw1hrah

[Note: A copy of the above video was linked to and attached to this microblog post]

Comments from Sina Weibo:

我叫黄糯:

Hong Kong people can choose not to be Chinese, but Hong Kong island can only be a Chinese island.

mango帆:

Hong Kong, hello! If you continue to be so cocky, mama is going to change your name to People’s Republic of China Guangdong province Shenzhen city Hong Kong town.

夜舞莎逻:

I no longer believe the majority of Hong Kongers are good. This mother with her little child was stopped in the middle of the street to inspect her luggage. I think this would be an unacceptable thing to happen in any country or place. Yet the people around them (including the person filming this), none of them went forward to stop this or protect the mother and child. I think Hong Kong has really become rotten. I represent only myself and my family in expressing that we will not go to Hong Kong to shop or vacation.

于LANl:

I want to human flesh search this adorable Hong Kong youth. Those in agreement, click upvote. Posts a poster.

特不深沉:

Jia you Hong Kong. If you work a bit harder, the central government will release a new policy.

原来是李大官人:

Mistaking someone as a parallel trader, only to realize you were wrong, yet still not apologizing. Frightening a child, yet accusing the mother-daughter pair as feigning victimhood. [The mother] asks if you are Chinese, only for all of them to reply in unison that they are not, and cursing her with profanity. Accusing the girl of going to school in Hong Kong and taking a spot in school away from their children, saying if the mother-daughter pair pay taxes then they’ll apologize… When I first watched the video, I was shocked, in disbelief that this is what some of the youth are like in Hong Kong today.

HEYAMEDE:

I’m organizing a quarreling team to go to Hong Kong next month, with a monthly pay of 3000 [RMB]. Starting at 9am each morning, we’ll practice our eloquence of speech, volume of speech, speed of speech, and ability to be vicious. We get off work at 5pm, with dinner provided. The team will be about 11 people, with 3 substitutes. Each Hong Konger you curse into tears gets you a 300 [RMB] bonus.

芹了个菜-甭-达里尼:

In the reports I see these days, these Hong Kongers are almost all covering their faces, which demonstrates these people also know in their hearts that what they are doing is wretched.

艾小妮不念:

It’s time to redraw Hong Kong as part of Guangzhou. [doge]

索佳Nick:

If they’re not going to let us go there, we should do precisely the opposite, and go there more. As Northeastern manly man, I’d like to go vacation in Hong Kong with my bros, and it would be even better if we can run into youth like these.

CitadelleYang:

Speaking only about this video, if this were to happen in the mainland, I absolutely cannot say that the mainland does not have brainless extremist youth who refuse to admit fault/mistake, but I daresay there would be people in the mainland trying to break it up, people who would say “young man, how can you be like this”, people who would point and criticize. Yet in the video, there are people who come and go, who silently watch or film, but only at the end is there one woman who consoles the victim, and seems to condemn the young men wearing face masks.

小锤子他妈:

Stupid cunt Hong Kong youth bullying women and children! Saying he isn’t Chinese so loud and clear [resolutely]! I’ve been to Hong Kong countless times, and the lousy place is only good for shopping and nothing else. It’s housing prices are extremely expensive, its streets crowded, its amenities old and far inferior to Shenzhen, and just how high [good] are Hong Kongers’ characters? I don’t know, but streets full of locals who cross the street [jaywalk] without looking at the light are innumerable! Where do they get their superiority complex? Unhappy being economically steamrolled by the mainland [referring to the mainland catching up to Hong Kong economically], so you vent your frustrations on mainlanders? A bunch of retards.

夹心DOVE:

Keep making a fuss and Big Xi [Jinping] will cancel the “one country, two systems” policy, and then you’ll be on your knees begging for mercy.

皓妈玟玟:

I’m a rational person, having never forwarded any of the previous posts about the Hong Kong vs. mainland conflict, but this post of besieging a little child and her mother, scaring the child into tears like this, truly~~truly~is too TM human scum. Those people who are besieging and filming, if you have the ability to shout so loudly and feel you are right in doing what you are doing, then why are you wearing face masks? Truly TM cowardly~

刘志豪358:

These young Hong Kongers are so poor they should be pitied, so lacking in ability that they can only blame the gods and accuse others. Look at us Chinese people, making tens of millions in our twenties, something I bet they couldn’t make over their entire lives! According to principle, we shouldn’t even bicker with them, but it’s just that we can’t put up with seeing them bully the mother-daughter pair like this! Hong Kong youths, if you have the ability/guts and just cause, go after your CY Leung, and have him seal the Hong Kong and mainland border. Otherwise, be good little boys and girls and watch us “have money, be headstrong” while you “have no money, are bitter cunts”.

小狗不可以吃那么多:

[doge] This is the first time I’ve heard the godly logic that buying someone’s goods is making someone’s life difficult. I’m floored.

海贼先森啊喂:

Roughly, the several Hong Kong youth at the beginning accused the mainland mother of smuggling. The woman opens her luggage, proving her innocence, says we’re all Chinese so why be like this, I’m not smuggling either… The youths say, we’re not Chinese, that she isn’t smuggling, but her compatriots smuggle, are stealing us Hong Kongers’ resources… Hehe, diu ni lou mou [Cantonese profanity]

Music__W:

Those so-called Hong Kongers insist on accusing that mother pulling a suitcase is a smuggler. The mother says she isn’t, so they begin besieging the mother-daughter pair, referring to themselves as Hong Kongers, not Chinese, accusing mainlanders of taking up their Hong Kong’s resources, stealing their things, taking up their school spots, telling mainlanders the get lost back to China… overall watching this just makes one hatch the impulse to beat these Hong Kongers to death…

灯下花:

When it comes to my homeland’s territory, I’ll go where I want to go, buy what I want to buy, as long as I am earning my money decently. If these Hong Kong cowards can’t survive in China, then quickly get lost. I plan on making a “I’m a mainlander” T-shirt and going to Hong Kong on independent travel [not part of a tour group], I’m not afraid of these punks.

五常大米计波:

Hong Kong should either be opened up completely or completely closed off, cutting water, gas, everything.

From Sina Weibo:

@Happy张江: So disappointed/saddened watching this online video, of anti-parallel trading [protesters/activists] insisting on accusing this mother-daughter pair of being parallel traders. [The mother] asks if they are Chinese, only for them to reply in unison that they aren’t, and cursing her with profanity…really shocking! Wearing face masks bullying women and children, this cannot be endured!!! [怒] http://t.cn/Rw1hrah

[Note: A copy of the above video was linked to and attached to this microblog post]

Comments from Sina Weibo:

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Kim1Chan:

I’m organizing a quarreling team to go to Hong Kong next month, with a monthly pay of 3000 [RMB]. Starting at 9am each morning, we’ll practice our eloquence of speech, volume of speech, speed of speech, and ability to be vicious. We get off work at 5pm, with dinner provided. The team will be about 11 people, with 3 substitutes. Each Hong Konger you curse into tears gets you a 300 [RMB] bonus.

每天都在发白日夢:

If they want to protest us mainlanders, that’s fine, but do so harmoniously [civilly], support Hong Kong in stopping independent travel [to Hong Kong for mainlanders, without requiring being part of a tour group], and return peace and quiet to the Hong Kong people. At the same time, support stopping the Guangdong electricity grid in providing Hong Kong with electricity, stopping the Guangdong water supply in providing water, stopping the “Three Expresses” in providing Hong Kong with imported agricultural products, stopping the West-to-East Second Gas Pipeline in providing Hong Kong with gas, to return peace and quiet to the Hong Kong people. Then let’s see how niu you people are.

min-余孽-shenhua:

Why do they have sanitary towels on their faces? [呵呵]

Wwwanr:

Request the country/government to cancel the “one country, two systems” policy, so that going to HK in the future will be like going to the market, where we can go whenever we please, without some permit. Those wearing face masks attacking people, lock them all up, and sentenced to Africa.

wwwwb6236:

The mainland has given Hong Kong too much. They are a dog that cannot be appeased. Best would be to not watch even Hong Kong films, a dog that has been fattened.

From Sina:

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Caught on Film: Hong Kong Protester Verbally Abuses Mainland Tourists, Kicks Elderly’s Luggage

Mainland tourists pushing handcarts to a bus stop had fingers pointed in their faces and verbal abuse thrown at them. Some protesters kicked the handcarts of the mainland tourists then turned and immediately fled, leaving one elderly man at a loss for words.

Copy on YouTube:

Caught on Film: Hong Kong Protester Verbally Abuses Mainland Tourists, Kicks Elderly’s Luggage

Mainland tourists pushing handcarts to a bus stop had fingers pointed in their faces and verbal abuse thrown at them. Some protesters kicked the handcarts of the mainland tourists then turned and immediately fled, leaving one elderly man at a loss for words.

From Sina Weibo:

@刘桂娟: Today’s Hong Kong! http://t.cn/Rw1T8up

Note: Due to the video autoplaying, please visit the source, Sina Weibo, to view the video. If you have a VPN or are outside of China, you should see a copy on YouTube below.

From Sina Weibo:

你好搞siao吖:

Just saw a netizen’s comment that was really good: “Arbitrarily vandalizing and humiliating others in this city, arbitrarily inspecting pedestrians’ things, and for the police and government to not do anything in such a situation, for passersby to treat it as no big deal, for the media to only film and photograph, is this kind of city normal?

boooom-shakalaka:

Support Hong Kong in stopping independent travel [to Hong Kong for mainlanders, without requiring being part of a tour group], and return peace and quiet to the Hong Kong people. At the same time, support stopping the Guangdong electricity grid in providing Hong Kong with electricity, stopping the Guangdong water supply in providing water, stopping the “Three Expresses” in providing Hong Kong with imported agricultural products, stopping the West-to-East Second Gas Pipeline in providing Hong Kong with gas, to return peace and quiet to the Hong Kong people, to lessen the burden on Guangdong people! Strongly suggest the Hong Kong government implement a police where anyone purchasing anything must do so with a Hong Kong identity card, so Hong Kongers can buy as much as they please!

黑夜里步履阑珊的老狗:

I remember when I was doing foreign trade in Vietnam, an ethnic Chinese uncle came in, and I used Chinese to ask him if he was Chinese. He said he was a Hong Konger and I habitually said we’re family and that I’d give him a membership-only discount of 20% off, only for the uncle to say he isn’t Chinese but a Hong Konger. I was dumbfounded for a few seconds and then my brother came over and said “get out”.

Edward_Bao:

That these videos have not been taken down [note: many have] and it being the Lianghui period [annual meeting of the >NPC and CPPPCC meeting, typically a time where media is strictly controlled] already shows what the [central] government’s attitude/position is on this.

Dr_wu:

Hong Kong, it’s time for you to pay your taxes. After supporting you in vain for all these years, it’s time to pay your due. One has to pay their due sooner or later. I support revoking independent travel [for mainlanders to Hong Kong]. The mainland should stop going to Hong Kong to buy things, and Hong Kongers can also stop coming to the mainland, stop eating the mainland’s food, stop using the mainland’s water and electricity, stop spending a single cent of mainlanders’ money. Don’t you guys say you aren’t Chinese? Then have some backbone and leave Chinese territory and stop sullying Chinese soil!

QIULILY_:

I heard one of the protesters say: Enough to feed an African child for a month. TM having the heart to go care about foreigners, but treating your own with violence? When there was ebola, it was our mainland doctors that went and provided assistance! Where did you Hong Kongers go? Freedom to buy and sell, you offer and I’m willing. Have I stolen anything from your home to bring back to the mainland? I paid money! Have the brains of Hong Kong’s youth been fried?!

陈大飞__:

There are always people whitewashing for Hong Kong dogs, that those who are causing trouble all have someone behind the scenes manipulating them and that the majority of Hong Kongers are not like this, then why don’t I see the majority step forward to stop this group of the minority from assaulting and verbally abusing people? Those who have gone to Hong Kong before all know that as long as you speak putonghua [Mandarin] or are carrying around bags, the majority of Hong Kongers will not treat you politely/courteously. The superiority complex that fills the people of this place has already become a kind of atmosphere for this place, okay? Even if they don’t make trouble, that portion of people also look down on mainlanders.

黄乐呵Q:

What is this about mainland tourists buying Hong Kong out of all its goods? Isn’t this fucking obvious? What, you’re not going to sell your goods and instead keep them around to reproduce? If I had a store and even managed to sell my samples/display items, wouldn’t I be happy beyond belief? The halo of being a “shopping paradise” was one you gave yourself, yet when there’s nothing to sell, you blame me? If your head isn’t so big, don’t wear such a large hat [don’t claim something that can’t be lived up to], running a brothel but still being afraid of a big penis [don’t complain about what you invite on yourself]? My words are vulgar but my point/rationale is not.

不瘦十斤不改id:

I’m in Hong Kong and actually, the majority of Hong Kong people are all friendly and well-mannered. This small group of stupid cunts have been called “useless youth”. Under the report of this incident on Facebook, most are Hong Kongers commenting “It is people like you who should get lost out of Hong Kong”, “It is because you know you are being shameful that you cover your faces”, “Animals”. This small group of stupid cunts do not represent Hong Kongers. I hope everyone can be rational in regards to this.

壹只蟑螂:

Hong Kong is part of China, so if you do not admit you are Chinese, then leave Hong Kong, rather than having us not go to Hong Kong.

七里花香V:

I’m organizing a quarreling team to go to Hong Kong next month, with a monthly pay of 3000 [RMB]. Starting at 9am each morning, we’ll practice our eloquence of speech, volume of speech, speed of speech, and ability to be vicious. We get off work at 5pm, with dinner provided. Interested parties, please add my QQ 377351307. The team will be about 11 people, with 3 substitutes. Each Hong Konger you curse into tears gets you a 300 [RMB] bonus.

旺胡小姐:

Mainlanders have experienced the suffering China has been through, shared in both the weal and woe [good and bad]. However, Hong Kong and Taiwan people are only willing to embrace the glorious side of Chinese history, claiming to be the inheritors of Chinese culture and civilization, but because of China’s humiliations in recent history refuse to embrace their Chinese identity, being even worse than foreigners when it comes to regarding their compatriots with contempt. They in actuality are nothing! Perverse in their vanity of claiming only the good for themselves! They must delight in humiliating Chinese people, like having 1.3 billion people people under their heel.

常大仙儿_:

Seeing someone in the popular [most upvoted] comments say there are Hong Kongers condemning this on FB [Facebook], I laughed. I looked at over 500 comments and most of them were all saying mainlanders deserve it. To be soft-hearted with this kind of garbage is to be cruel to oneself. I support revoking the “one country, two systems” policy, revoking the privileges given to Hong Kong, and send those Hong Kong dogs off to go find their UK father [master].

猫夜叉OnTheRoad:

I remember when watching Hong Kong’s television serials, especially the legal procedural serials, I always felt Hong Kong was an especially strict rule of law place, where a single insult can result in being taken to court, where a single frivolous statement can be prosecuted, where without a warrant, an owner can shoo the police out of their home, but now, [to see] verbal abuse in the streets, endangering other people’s safety, obstructing/disturbing public order, infringing upon other people’s privacy, with so much video evidence, just where is the law?

旭瓜儿:

[These] Hong Kong youth look like the mainland youth of forty years ago, with backwards thinking, full of hostility, blind to the law, and thinking what they are doing is very right.

森野:

I admit that the mainland has many faults/shortcomings, as this is impossible to deny. But likewise, I may curse my school over [a hundred] times every day, but I would never allow an outsider (the Hong Kongers in the video) to curse it once. Lastly, if you don’t want to be Chinese, then please take up another country’s nationality, as where you are currently living belongs to my country.

武汉首席帅哥:

Strange, many Chinese tourists go to Korea and Japan to buy things, but the people there are all very welcoming. Why do some Hong Kongers not want their own business to be good? What’s the motive/intent??

无证法师zhumingyu:

Back in the day, [Hong Kong] relied on reselling goods to a mainland that was sealed off internationally to make a profit on the price difference, then promoted itself as a “shopping paradise”. Frankly, your Hong Kong has always been in the business of buying and selling [trade]. Without the Hong Kong government for years promoting smuggled goods [parallel trading] and cheap goods, who would go there? And now you come out saying you want to crack down on smuggled goods…? You were always a whore, stop pretending to be some pure and innocent virgin.

歆星鹿:

Actually, if they don’t want us to boost their economy, and we still want to save money when shopping, we can go to Macau, right? It isn’t crowded there. The food is good too. The hotel rooms are spacious as well. You can also do some gambling. Hong Kongers have gone crazy so just let them become unemployed and see. [呵呵] Just let them look at their diapers and milk powder without being able to afford them. [呵呵] Either way, if Hong Kong is not treated, I’m definitely not going, talk about a bunch of unruly brats. [拜拜]

快赐予我正能量吧焚蛋:

Can Hong Kong people get lost out of China’s Hong Kong?!!

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