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Hong Kong and China face off in ‘bladder war’

Tourist toddler relieving himself sparks local outrage over public urination.

Chinese netizens are calling for protest by public urination as a spat between China and Hong Kong heats up. The campaign asks Chinese parents to take their children to urinate in Hong Kong’s public spaces on May 1 and comes in response to a similar incident in Hong Kong. In April, mainland Chinese parents were shamed by Hong Kong locals for allowing their toddler to urinate on the street. The parents were arrested at the time on suspicion of assault.

The incident in Hong Kong is the latest event to highlight the culture clash between Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese visitors. It sparked a wide range of responses on social media, including Weibo and Facebook.