Locals take Mainland fight to print
Hong Kong - Hong Kong locals have become so frustrated with the "locusts" coming in from the Mainland, that members of the Hong Kong Golden Forum are raising funds to place an ad to voice their discontent.
Under the title of "Against Locusts", organisers have been raising funds to place a half-page ad on Apple Daily to voice their anger of about the "unacceptable behaviour" of Mainland visitors in Hong Kong.
So they claim to have raised HK$40,000 and will continue to raise funds until this Sunday (29 January).
The ad space for the front page has a price tag of around HK$200,000, but taking a full page ad in its main news section is HK$50,000, with a half page at $26,000.
Apple Daily told Marketing that protest ads were allowed on its front page, but they are subject to approval from editorial and its team of lawyers. Posting an ad in the main news section is not as restrictive.
The move comes after pent up frustrations between Mainlanders and Hong Kongers erupted after a local man tried to stop a mainland girl from eating on a Hong Kong subway.
Tensions hit boiling last week after Kong Qing-Dong, a professor at Peking University made disparaging comments, calling HongKongers "running dogs for British imperialists.”
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