We don’t need patriotism lessons, Hong Kongers say—and yesterday’s successful landing on the contested Senkaku Islands proves it.
On Thursday, local newspapers across the city carried full-page spreads showing photos of Hong Kong activists waving Chinese flags as they waded jubilantly through the water to reach the shores of the Senkaku Islands, which are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, where they are known as the Diaoyu Islands. Headlines lauded members of the Bao Diao II—or “Defend the Diaoyu II”—as brave heroes.
After a crew landed on the islands, singing China’s national anthem, Hong Kong’s microbloggers were likewise quick to erupt in expressions of national sentiment.
For more on this story, visit: Hong Kong After Island Landing: Who You Calling Unpatriotic? – China Real Time Report – WSJ.