The attempts to censor news in mainland China about the protests backfired.
Others also suspect civil groups with funding coming from mainland China are sowing dissent.
Hongkongers enjoy freedoms that are unimaginable in mainland China.
Shoppers from mainland China arrived in droves, and gained front row seats to civil disobedience in action.
“We have a relative in Hong Kong who does business in mainland China,” one of the Zhous said.
We were in hostile isolation from a quarter of the world's people who lived in mainland China.