01 Feb '12, 4am

Hong Kong paper runs ad insulting mainland 'locusts'

HONG KONG (AFP) - A group of Hong Kongers published a newspaper ad on Wednesday insulting mainland Chinese as 'locusts' and demanding the government take action to stop their 'infiltration' into the southern city. The full-page advertisement in widely-read Apple Daily is the latest in a slew of incidents suggesting mounting anger in Hong Kong about the political and economic influence of mainland China in local affairs. It features an enormous locust overlooking Hong Kong's skyline with the words 'Hong Kongers have had enough!' and 'This city is dying, you know?' Online group Golden Forum funded the page-11 ad with donations from users of its Internet chat service. The group 'strongly demands... a stop to the unlimited infiltration of mainland Chinese couples into Hong Kong,' it said in the ad, referring to the thousands of mainland women who come to Hong Kong to give birt...

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