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Chinese Opinion Does Not Favor Scottish Independence

Members of the Hong Kong Police Band march in a parade playing bagpipes and dressed in tartan; two prominent cultural Scottish symbols.(Flickr/istolethetv)
Members of the Hong Kong Police Band march in a parade playing bagpipes and dressed in tartan; two prominent cultural Scottish symbols.(Flickr/istolethetv)

The Chinese love goods from Scotland, including its whiskey and music.

But ask about Scotland’s independence movement and you’ll find that many in China do not think it’s a good idea, as the country deals with secessionist movements within its own borders.

The BBC’s Martin Patience explains the Chinese point of view.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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  • Martin Patience, reporter for the BBC in China. He tweets @martinpatience

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