just now, a korean friend asked me about the relationship between hongkong and mainland china.
i think of an incident happened in germany. when the german instructor told the students to name their own country. i answered hongkong. she told me hongkong was a part of china.
to sum up, many hongkong people find being called as a chinese irritating. we called ourselves as hongkonger. similar for taiwan, the people call themselves as taiwanese.
when i was in germany, i often spent time to explain the situation of hk to the european. but i am glad they are interested to know.
p.s. sorry if there are mainland chinese readers reading this text. because many mainland chinese find it irritating that hongkong people say they are hongkonger but not chinese.
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