China boy's public urination peeves Hong Kongers
Manners have long been a source of tension in the southern Chinese city, with Hong Kongers routinely complaining about what they see as the unrefined social habits of their "nouveau-riche" mainland counterparts.
The Standard newspaper said the latest incident occurred over the Lunar New Year holiday a time when mainland tourists flock in large numbers to the former British colony, popular for its shopping.
The mother, who had been enjoying a meal with her family, allowed her son to answer nature's call in a bottle she normally carries for such purposes. "But a female waitress saw us and spoke loudly, saying there is a toilet upstairs," she wrote in an online forumlater. She repeated it five times until everyone was staring at me.
"My family and I were so depressed thanks to Hong Kongers' discriminating against mainlanders." But her complaints met with little sympathy in Hong Kong, where locals have expressed a growing unease about their relationship with themainland and its increasing financial and political clout.
The popular HK Golden online forum had hundreds of posts on the issue, with user "Black Flashlight" remarking: "Only dogs will pee everywhere."
Fall OutBoy, joked that "each table should have a toilet", while others said the woman should stay away from Hong Kong.A video of a mainland Chinese girl flouting rules against eating on Hong Kong
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