According to an article that the Central News Agency published, a recent survey showed that 45 percent of Hong Kong youths do not identify themselves as Chinese. This is the result of a survey that the Zhuhai College Public Opinion and Polling Research Center conducted in August. A total of 1,000 Hong Kong youths, aged 15 to 24, were interviewed. The survey also showed that 58 percent do not recognize themselves as residents of the Greater Bay Area (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao) and 52.6 percent do not agree with the concept of the integration of Hong Kong with mainland China. The research center pointed out that respondents have a strong sense of local identity. They think that Hong Kong offers a greater advantage in schooling, employment, or starting a business compared to what the mainland offers. It is widely believed that after the outbreak of the “Occupy Central Movement” in Hong Kong at the end of 2014, a sense of localism developed in Hong Kong. Most of the participants were young people. They did not agree with having the identity of Chinese and refused to integrate with the Chinese mainland.
Source: Central News Agency, November 6, 2018