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Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked

Categories: East Asia, Hong Kong (China), Arts & Culture, Breaking News, Humanitarian Response, Media & Journalism

Bus Uncle [1], whose rise to infamy was aided largely by the translations of EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong is, as seen in Soong's most recent post on the subject, starting to see his fortunes turn [2].

Soong translates: “Bus Uncle was assaulted in Mongkok [3] when four people charged into the restaurant where he works, pointed to him and said: ‘That's him!’ and then proceeded to beat him up…If at first the restaurant owner thought that he was getting a bargain by paying Bus Uncle HK$9,000 [4] a month to generate additional traffic, it is now a negative asset because nobody wants to be involved in any risky situations.”