CY Leung says protests are influenced by “external forces”, Joshua Wong responds he does like Japanese anime

In a televised interview on ATV, CY Leung said that the protests are “out of control” even for the organisers. He also stated that it’s “not entirely a domestic movement, as external forces are involved”.

Alex Chow, the leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said that this statement is “evidence that CY is hoping to crack down on the entire movement”, reports the BBC.

“He should probably have solid evidence before making such a statement,” Chow continued. “He can’t just say there is foreign infiltration and this is really irresponsible.”

According to the SCMP, some analysts believe that claiming that foreign forces are interfering in Hong Kong may discourage foreign governments from making a stand in favour of the protests.

Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old leader of Scholarism, posted a cheeky update on Twitter in response to Leung’s remarks.

Wong said: “CY Leung believes that the Occupy movement has been subject to foreign intervention.  I don’t know if he thinks I personally have been subject to foreign intervention but, in brief, here’s how I’ve been influenced by foreign forces:

  • Korean cell phone
  • American computer
  • Japanese [anime series] Gundam

Of course, they’re all Made In China :o)”

Indeed, these two things are universal: the “Made in China” label and smiley faces. 

Watch our Coconuts TV interview with Joshua Wong:

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Image: Composite of photo by Laurel Chor/Coconuts Media and graphic from Gundam Wiki

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