Exclusive | Mainland student in HK addresses Gaps, Self-identification & Misunderstandings
During the social unrest sweeping across Hong Kong in 2019, many people were afraid to speak out their different opinions because of the potential hazards. But fortunately, there have been some courageous voices breaking the silence, hoping to build a dialogue platform which bridges the gap between local students in HK and students from mainland China through sincere communication. Zhang Ting, a PhD candidate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), is one of them.
At the Vice-Chancellor's Dialogue last year, she insisted on speaking in Mandarin and expressed her real thoughts as a mainland student during that time, expecting the school to take actions in protecting non-local students’ rights as well.
For a city where she has lived for around 3 years, Zhang’s feelings towards HK are complicated. DotDotNews invites her to share her inside thoughts. How did she feel as a mainland student on HK campus during the unrest? What has gone wrong with HK’s education and resource allocation? What’s her opinion on self-identification problem of many Hongkongers? Let’s watch the video and find out how to find a way forward for this city she loves.