A survey conducted in November by the Hong Kong University shows that 31.8 percent of Hong Kong residents harbor ‘negative’ feelings towards people from mainland China, while sentiment about Japanese people remains relatively warm in comparison.
Over 1,000 people participated in the survey via phone interview, according to an SCMP report, with 14.9 of them claiming to have negative feelings towards Japanese people–a percent comparatively small next to that of people harboring ill feelings towards mainlanders.
According to the report “Mainland tourists or residents are an important source of revenue for Hong Kong. But they are also seen as straining the city’s resources and pushing up prices of items ranging from baby formula to property.”
In October it was announced that a TV show called ‘Love between Beijing in Hong Kong’ would document the notoriously rocky relationship between Hong Kong and mainland residents.
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