Archive for the ‘November 2016 – Localisms’ Category
In this issue’s Periscope, we look at Hong Kong “localisms” because we thing it’s misleading to think about localism as a single, unified ideology or movement.
“Localists” is an all-embracing term used to describe non-establishment people from outside the traditional pan-democratic camp, but it hides significant ideological differences among those who have been grouped under the label. Varsity takes a deeper look at what divides them.
Today’s common perception of localism looks very different to the post-handover movement that emerged to preserve Hong Kong’s heritage and culture and sought to strengthen the idea of a local identity. Varsity talks to some of the core members of that movement and asks them how they think localism has changed.
Almost 70 per cent of young Hongkongers support the localists, our survey finds. We look at how Secondary School students view the localists, and why they think localism is the way out for Hong Kong.