Mainlandization: How Hong Kong and Taiwan are coping

Mark O’Neill | 14 August 2014 | EJ Insight

My moment of awakening came one morning on a crowded Hong Kong subway from Tsuen Wan to Central.

There were four “strong country people” sitting together, three adults and one boy aged about five. He began to feel uncomfortable and his father quickly pulled out the plastic bag he had prepared: the boy did his business and father caught it in the bag. Then his mother produced an iPad; playing on it, the boy was immediately distracted.

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