Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Official Tells Constituents to Act Like Sheep in the Year of the Sheep

Last year was no easy ride for Hong Kong. Our society was rife with differences and conflicts. In the coming year, I hope that all people in Hong Kong will take inspiration from the sheep’s character and pull together in an accommodating manner to work for Hong Kong’s future.

— Cy Leung, Hong Kong’s unpopular chief executive, infuriating pro-democracy campaigners by using a Chinese New Year message to urge the former colony’s citizens to act more like sheep,” the Telegraph reports.

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Chinese Politician Makes an Unfortunate Analogy Over Hong Kong Protests

American slaves were liberated in 1861, but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can’t Hong Kong wait for a while?

— Hong Kong Executive Council Member Laura Cha Shih Maylung, quoted by The Standard.