Explained: What is the 'Milk Tea Alliance' and how did it start?

Over the past 15 years, social media has lent itself to many crowd-sourced movements. One of these is the Milk Tea Alliance, a loose coalition of young people from Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and Myanmar. Apart from being generally pro-democracy and pro-liberty, the MTA is specifically anti-People’s Republic of China (PRC). Why “Milk Tea Alliance”? The name emphasises the fact that traditional Mandarin Chinese tea doesn’t use milk. The standard cuppa in Hong Kong has milk; so do Thai and Myanmar tea. Taiwan also drinks milky tea. Indian netizens, who’v.....

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