The defiant 25-year-old woman at the heart of Hong Kong’s political meltdown
Yau Wai-ching, the youngest woman ever elected to Hong Kong’s legislature and a strong supporter of the city’s autonomy from mainland China, has earned the nickname of “Rough-Mouth Sister” through her use of profanity. She described herself as lacking “particularly eye-catching grades” and as a reader of Chinese classics rather than a TV watcher. Now her controversial actions at her oath-taking ceremony have thrown her political position into question while raising the ire of some of her peers and Beijing.
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