His master’s voice: How the Hong Kong gov’t learned to talk like Beijing
By Simon HendersonReading a statement by any Hong Kong government official these days, one could easily be mistaken for believing that the words come straight from Beijing. The language has become increasingly combative, dismissive and characteristic of wolf warrior diplomacy.Despite the self-proclaimed tag of “Asia’s World City”, part of Brand Hong Kong, external messaging is being directed more towards Beijing than globally. Acerbic wording, accusing foreign governments of “hypocrisy”, “double standards” and “falsehoods” now litters statements by Hong Kong officials. These were particularly ...
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