A two – faced kiwi in Hong Kong

by Portia Mao

Chris Lonsdale is a Kiwi living in Hong Kong since 1980s and he published a few articles recently regarding the tensions in the city, a colony of UK before 1997.

In “China Daily”, official Chinese state media, the“New Zealand educator slams Western press for HK coverage”.

In The Global Times(环球时报), a daily tabloid newspaper under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party’s“People’s Daily”newspaper, the kiwi scholar accused HK protesters are turning the prosperous city into a fascist hell with their violent behavior.   新西兰学者:暴力事件正让香港沦为法西斯炼狱

Chris Lonsdale

However, in South China Morning Post (南华早报), a HK English-language newspaper founded in early last century, Chris Lonsdale tries to explain what drive millions of people, young and old, from all walks of life, onto the streets. –Hong Kong’s protests are rooted in something deeper than the economy or foreign interference: they’re about fear and identity

The Kiwi educator sounds quite skilled at speaking to different audience with different tongues.