On Oct 28, free newspaper “AM730” ran the headline: “PUNISH! Beijing Halts Shanghai-Hongkong Stock Connect and is going to cut Individual Visit Scheme*. Beijing launched a series of punitive action against Hong Kong.” The threatening headline excited netizens instantly and it is so exciting that a Hong Kong novelist even wrote “Please Punish Hongkongers!”
(*individual Chinese tourists as opposed to those joining group tours)
Do you worry that Beijing will tighten all kind of policies that benefit Hong Kong?
Extremely worried – 16%
A bit worried – 8%
Don’t worry – 71%
Have never thought about the issue – 5%