Chillin' out till it needs to be funded
Like the Han migration to Uighur dominated Xinjiang onthe border of Centrlal Asia, Hongkong is close to being colonised by mainland Tourists from China..
The Italian luxury brand sparked controversy earlier this month when local citizens, snapping photos of the store from the street, were told to stop, while others from China and other foreign countries weren’t. Local media recorded the store’s security staff enforcing the policy, triggering accusations of discrimination against Hong Kongers in favor of the wealthy mainland-Chinese tourists who keep such stores in business.
Dolce & Gabbana Hong Kong sparked outrage this month when it forbade locals, but not Mainland Chinese, from taking photos of the store. Following public protest, the Italian luxury brand has apologized. WSJ’s Deborah Kan and Jason Chow discuss.
More than 1,000 protesters outside Dolce & Gabbana’s store in Kowloon forced it to close early Jan. 8, and the topic simmered online as well, with commenters debating on news articles, blog posts and D&G’s Facebook page.
Later Marketwatch writes on the events in Craig’s Stephens weekly column on Mainlandism as it has spread in the last one year alone. More than 50% of new property owners in Hongkong are from the mainland and esp with Yuan appreciating 22%, the HKD pegged to the USD is cheaper for the mainland tourists and more expensive for locals.
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