Yesterday, Zhang Wenchang 張文昌, a CUHK sophomore student who is from Chongqing and majoring in financial engineering, reviled Hongkongers for the use of “locusts” on the Facebook Event Page “Liberate Sheung Shui Station”. His remarks provoke further anti-Chinese sentiment.
Liberate Sheung Shui Station: Mission Failed
After a series of “Liberate Sheung Shui Station” protests, the smuggling problem did relieve for a few weeks. However, after National Day holidays, the problem has returned and even spread along the East Rail Line. Angry netizens lost their patience and are going to hold another round of protest on Oct 23rd. Hateful comments become more hateful.
呀呀呀呀呀: Locust smugglers have invaded Fo Tan.
ゆきりん: East Rail Line = Locusts’ Line
會: MTR Corporation Limited basically cooperates with Mainland smugglers, and even arranging gates for locusts.
Leung: Special line for VIP locusts.
Furious Zhang Wenchang: “Hong Kong Dogs!!!!”
CUHK Mainland student Zhang Wenchang had a very heated argument with Hong Kong netizens on the Facebook Event Page “Liberate Sheung Shui Station” yesterday. His “best” comments were captured and made into a poster.
Zhang Wenchang :
(*Comment 1) A group of low quality people only know how to call others locusts. They have never thought in terms of China! They only know how to use stupid c**t actions to prove their democracy. Pathetic!!!! Pathetic!!!! In the looks department, Hongkongers are ugly; In the brain department, many of them don’t think before they speak…Blindly worshipping the West!!! Even the U.S has realised the importance of China. Yet, this small Special Administrative Region creates chaos everyday!! Even the media is like that…Pathetic!!!! I can only call them “Hong Kong Dogs”!!! Hong Kong Dogs!!!!
(*Comment 3) Compared with Tsinghua University and Peking University, the degree of Hong Kong’s universities is not impressive. I have made a mistake for not going to there!!! It is useless to regret. Accept life as it is.
(*Comment 4) China does have problems. I admit. I also feel them!!!! However, you should not think that Hong Kong is superior. It is just a special province. I study in Hong Kong but I disdain to get Hong Kong permanent residency. I will go back to China upon my graduation. Speaking of development, Hong Kong is not as good as Shanghai; Speaking of quality of people, Hong Kong is not as good as Beijing; Speaking of beauty, Hong Kong is far behind of my hometown Chongqing!!!!
Receiving $145,000 Annual Scholarships
Netizens quickly found Zhang’s personal information including his address and phone number in Chongqing via a 2011 honour list on Chongqing Yunyang County’s website. A few angry netizens claimed that they had called the number.
Name: Zhang Wenchang
School Admitted: CUHK
School Graduated from: Chongqing No. 18 Middle School
In a thread on Tianya forum, a poster heard that Zhang receives four $145,000 annual scholarships.
Meanwhile, many Hongkongers have no access to higher education.
According to Heng Seng Management College, Hongkongers’ college entry rate is just 18%. While in Mainland China, the rate is 27% and expected to increase to 40% by 2020. Blogger Lam Kay lamented that Hong Kong is under another imperialism:
For many years, Hong Kong haven’t increased university places. 17-18% college entry rate is so much lower than Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. The SAR government always gives empty promise on developing “knowledge-based economy”. Yet, its higher education is the worst in developed regions. Under this situation, not only does the government not help the local students, but also encourages universities to accept Mainland students. Research institutes (i.e. postgraduates) have almost 60% Mainland students. In the end, for whom is this city?
In August, netizens took action against a simplified character banner of CUHK. The above situation is one of the reasons for the anger. Before Taiwan presidential election this year, a Hongkonger made a flim titled “Don’t let Taiwan to be another Hong Kong”, in which the difficulty of accessing to higher education is mentioned.
It’s been almost 15 years after the Handover. Today Hong Kong is no longer like the past. Mainland pregnant women rush to Hong Kong to give birth. Even milk powder and diapers are all snatched by them. The housing price becomes sky-high as Mainland guests speculate. To settle down is more difficult than reaching the sky. Wanna get higher education? Universities and research institutes are all occupied by Mainland students. Walking on the street, the language people speak and the faces you see are all strange. People always say, “China good, Hong Kong good.” Now, China’s good, how much has my life improved? Under the Lion Rock, does working hard give you success? Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan? Don’t let Taiwan be another Hong Kong.
L: To be frank, you say that China is so good, then you should f**king go back to China. Basically, you can’t go overseas. Insult Hong Kong? Hong Kong does have many problems, and many of them are caused by you darn Mainland dogs. Also, the worst of Hong Kong is still better than that of the locusts’ country which you are always proud of and masturbate with.
Wong: This is the nature of Chink. If Shina were that good, why would he still occupy Hongkonger’s place? Why don’t Hong Kong students get priority? Now, I learnt that many Hong Kong students this year aren’t accepted by universities despite their good grades. It is because of these Chink students occupying university places. He even throws salt on others’ wound. I am very angry after seeing this.
嚴鳳至 (*a lost candidate of 2012 Legislative Council election): If one is unsatisfied with a place, then one should not study in there. What a strange person! He is like parents of double negatives (anchor babies), who come here to get residency while scolding Hongkongers for not identifying with China. This is like a Chinese old saying – contradicting oneself!
V_for_HK: In the last recent decade, the number of local students decreased by half due to low birthrate. Yet, college entry rates and education resources decreased.
Wong: We have to condemn not just Zhang Wenchang but also the whole education policy which intends to wipe out Hong Kong.
9. Chinese students get all kinds of priorities like getting residential hall and choosing courses first. Hong Kong local students have to work part time and borrow money to pay for tuition fees. Every day, Hong Kong local students travel long distances to school, indirectly affecting their grades.
10. Universities crazily accept Chinese students and lower entry rate for Hongkongers, making most Hongkongers not be able to get higher education in Hong Kong and become a low-knowledge group. On the same time, Chinese students stay and work in Hong Kong, occupying all executive positions. In the end, Hongkongers can only work for lower class jobs, become slaves of the Chinese in Hong Kong, or become Chinese slaves inside China.
Hong Kong netizens demand “Singaporean punishment”
Earlier this year, Mainland Chinese student of National University of Singapore, Sun Xu, wrote on Weibo that “there are more dogs than humans here in Singapore“, and Singapore terminated his scholarship, fined him $3000 and required him to complete 3 months of community services.
Back in Hong Kong, CUHK sent email to netizens who filed complaints against Zhang to pardon him. Netizens are extremely furious.