A burst water pipe which turned a section of Princess Margaret Road in Ho Man Tin into a brownish river is inspiring comparisons with China from netizens quick to spot the humor.
The muddy water flooded the north-bound lane, slowing traffic and temporarily isolating a nearby children’s school, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
Netizens quickly christened it Yellow River, a historic Chinese waterway, which they said made the flooded area part of mainland China.
In a stab at Beijing’s defiance of a decision by an international tribunal which declared its claims to the South China Sea groundless, netizens described it as “not a single dot less”.
The phrase echoes a People’s Daily post about China’s disputed “nine-dash line” in the disputed waters.
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