A Beijing University Professor has come under fire for an expletive-laden rebuke of Hong Kong natives which he described as “dogs”.
In a talk show on Internet news site V1.cn last week, Chinese-language professor Kong Qingdong, who was a guest commentator, was asked to discuss a recent heated exchange involving some Hong Kong locals and a mainland Chinese family.
According to news reports, a man had chastised a mainland family for allowing their child to snack in a Hong Kong subway train carriage when the act is prohibited under the territory’s laws. It escalated into a heated argument and a video of the incident was uploaded on the Internet.
Commenting on this, the professor took issue with how the incident was handled, saying during the show that the man ought to have advised the child in a polite manner although the boy had broken the rules by eating in the subway train.
He also noted how Hong Kong citizens sought to differentiate themselves from their mainland counterparts.
“You [Hongkongers] are Chinese, right? But as I know, many Hongkongers don’t think they are Chinese. They claim that we are Hongkongers, you are Chinese. They are bastards,” Kong was quoted by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) as saying. “Those kinds of people used to be running dogs for the British colonialists. And until now, you [Hongkongers] are still dogs. You aren’t human.”
The professor also took a pot-shot at both Hong Kong and Singapore, saying that both countries depend heavily on the rule of law as part of its governance, and that Singapore people have to abide by regulations in order to act appropriately in public.
A report in The Straits Times quoted Kong as saying, “If a society had to maintain its order through strict laws such as hefty fines for littering, as happened in Singapore, its ‘law-abiding’ look does not reflect the true nature of its people,” he said. “Instead, it shows they are a servile bunch who can be whipped into line.”
Kong’s remarks on the show sparked the ire of both natives in Hong Kong and China, with many viewers criticising the professor’s remarks for being insensitive. Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily reported that angry Hong Kongers protested against those comments and demanded an apology from the professor.
Political figures also entered the fray, with Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Henry Tang quoted by the Ming Pao Daily News as defending the state’s rule of law as one of its core values, and something which locals should be proud of.
Tang also reportedly highlighted the need for Hong Kong natives and mainland Chinese to understand the culture of living of both sides.
However, according to a SCMP report on Sunday, the professor had denied calling Hong Kong citizens “running dogs for the British government”, adding that both mainland and Hong Kong media outlets had “maliciously twisted his speech”.
“Did I say Hongkongers are dogs? I didn’t,” he was quoted by SCMP as saying. “I request all media outlets which have twisted my speech to apologise.
That obnoxious controversial Chinese professor maintains a blog. There are nearly 67,000,000 hits!
Kong Qingdong is a Chinese professor of Chinese studies at Beijing University, whose Chinese nationalist views and frequent use of profanity in public have been the focus of various controversies.
The 73rd descendant of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius, Kong has been a vocal supporter of Communist Party of China orthodoxy, and he has expressed anti-America and anti-Western sentiments, calling the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “a bitch”.
A critic of the free press, Kong has famously lashed out at Southern Weekly and its related newspapers, often regarded as some of the more liberal media outlets in China, as well as suggesting that if China’s “journalists were all lined up and shot, I would feel heartache for not a single one of them”.
Imagine that joker was conferred the “Confucius Award” – created by the Chinese government similar in status to the world renowned Nobel Peace prize.
Since he has an addiction to use profanity in public I will follow suit and give him a dosage.
How can that motherfucker bastard KNLBCCB be on the payroll of the most prestigious learning institution, BeiDa of a huge country? How could he teach Chinese studies and Chinese civilization when that motherfucker behaves like an uncouth barbarian?
That fucking bastard not only is a national disgrace to the Chinese people but also to the sage’s great reputation and those of his 72 generations of ancestors!
Is it just because he is the direct descendent of Confucius and carries the same surname as Confucius, he is being tolerated by the Chinese government?
If you were to dig further on this madman, more shit would surface. How can an intellectual claim that North Korea is “three times” better than China? He even denied that the North Koreans are starving – when the whole civilized world know that it’s a fact. I guess he is the only retard in the civilized world to admire North Korea and its dictator Kim’s dynasty. Really langgar! KNN!