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Global Times chief calls for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology boycott over attack on mainland student

[2019.11.08, Fri 12:03] In a Weibo post on Thursday, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the nationalist Global Times, urged the university to condemn the incident, punish the attackers and apologise to its mainland students. "The school's place in global rankings would surely fall as a result of losing mainland students and resources. Mainland Chinese businesspeople should also suspend funding towards all HKUST projects." A mainland student threatens protesters with a knife at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A mainland Chinese student threatened student protesters at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a knife as they demonstrated during a graduation ceremony. Mainland media has highlighted sporadic incidents of verbal and physical assaults against mainlanders in Hong Kong as a result of rising tensions from the ongoing protests. At Hong Kong universities, disagreements have often broken out between mainland and local students over the protests. The majority of non-local students at Hong Kong universities come from the mainland, according to a report from the University Grants Committee.
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