China alleged that Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen would use her stopover in the U.S. to curry diplomatic favor. “Taiwan’s administration and leader always perform some petty moves like a transit diplomacy whose ulterior political intentions are clear for all to see,” said a foreign ministry spokesperson.
Hong Kong’s resistance to mainland China is reflected in tensions over use of Cantonese versus Mandarin
Nearly 90 percent of Hong Kong's residents speak Cantonese and take pride in their native tongue, and Beijing-led efforts to spread the use of Mandarin have provoked objections over the loss of an essential part of the local identity.
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