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Hong Kong localists now spout extreme nonsense

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Abandoned by mainstream pan-democrats, hounded by the authorities and ignored by the public, many radical localists have become increasingly extreme.

It’s no longer enough to demand independence for Hong Kong. Some activists are calling for the collapse of China and the Communist Party, and the merging of independence movements in Tibet, Xinjiang and Taiwan, and the unification of the Mongolias.

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Here’s an example, titled “The power of the peripheries: the need for solidarity in the face of China’s communist hegemony”, and published in the online Hong Kong Free Press.

“Hong Kong, Tibet, East Turkestan and Taiwan appear now tiny and now immense,” wrote Kong Tsung-gan, described as a writer, educator and activist living in Hong Kong.

“But in terms of the challenges they have posed to........

© South China Morning Post