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Movie poster for ‘Arrival’ puts Shanghai’s famous Oriental Pearl Tower in Hong Kong, upsetting locals who are already tense about China’s governance of the territory

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tagline from the science fiction film "Arrival" — "Language is the first weapon drawn in a conflict"— speaks directly to tensions in Hong Kong around the increasing use of Mandarin instead of of the local dialect, Cantonese.
7 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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