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While mainland tourists are spending big money in Hong Kong that helps prop up the local economy, people in this commercial town display intolerance and discrimination toward their compatriots. Why is Hong Kong intolerant? |
Recently, a mainland husband and wife pair took their two-year-old daughter on vacation. With their daughter urgently needed to urinate, the parents lined up for a restroom on the busy shopping street but were unsuccessful [could no longer afford to wait]. This mom therefore took out a disposable diaper and, while in public on the street, allowed her daughter to urinate into it. Although the street surface was not soiled, two or three young people still photographed the little girl, ultimately causing the parents to have a physical altercation with the young people.
It can be seen in the video around the 4 second mark that the child’s mother is holding a disposable diaper in her hand. At the 5 second mark, the ground under the child is not wet/soiled. This video is the scene of both sides arguing after the police were called, and it can be seen that the mainland parents want to leave but are stopped by the Hong Kongers grabbing the infant stroller. The child’s mother repeatedly emphasizes “there’s a line for the washroom and the child has to go, so what choice do I have?”
In the video, the several youths refuse to let go of the matter, grab at the camera memory card, and clutch the baby stroller refusing to let the family of three leave. The dad is nearly holding his daughter the entire time, asking if any of the youths have children of their own and appealing that children have to pee. The two-year-old daughter sobs but neither the several youths nor any of the surrounding bystanders looking on and taking photos are moved.
The reason these parents had initially grabbed the photographer’s camera’s memory card was because the memory card had images of their two-year-old daughter urinating. Any responsible parent would not tolerate others keeping this kind of image, especially when it may be uploaded onto the internet and publicly disseminated, use as as a perfect example of “not having character [mainlanders not being civilized]“.
In a civilized city, regardless of whether it is an adult or a child, using the street as a toilet to relieve oneself is not sanitary and should be stopped. However, if it is an emergency situation, and especialyl when it involves weaker members of society such as the elderly, children, or the pregnant, then the matter should be judged on its own [exceptions should be tolerated].