Businesses linked to China feel brunt of rising anti-Beijing sentiment. This is a sign of a society that is going downhill. Diverging political views among her professional colleagues have become so apparent that Li says even her workplace feels uncomfortable. For decades, tens of thousands of mainland professionals like Li have flocked to Hong Kong as Chinese companies took advantage of the city's access to international markets. With around 20, mainlanders approved to live and work in Hong Kong each year, the upsurge in violent attacks on stores and businesses linked to Beijing -- dozens of companies have seen their offices defaced, trashed and even set on fire by hardline protesters over the past month alone -- is forcing many to rethink their commitment to the former British colony.
Mainland Chinese run scared as Hong Kong protests turn nasty - Nikkei Asian Review
As a psycho-cultural perception of menace from the Eastern world, fear of the Yellow Peril was more racial than national, a fear derived, not from concern with a specific source of danger, from any one country or people, but from a vaguely ominous, existential fear of the faceless, nameless horde of yellow people opposite the Western world. The racist ideology of the Yellow Peril is a "core imagery of apes, lesser men, primitives, children, madmen, and beings who possessed special powers", which are cultural representations of colored people that originated in the Graeco—Persian Wars — BC , between Ancient Greece and the Persian Empire ; centuries later, Western imperialist expansion included East Asians to the Yellow Peril. The sinologist Wing-Fai Leung explained the fantastic origins of the term and the derived racialist ideology: "The phrase yellow peril sometimes yellow terror or yellow spectre. Moreover, in the lateth and earlyth centuries, writers developed the Yellow Peril literary topos into codified, racialist motifs of narrative fiction, especially in novels and stories in the genres of invasion literature and colonial adventure, of racial war and science fiction.