Since 2014, the simple brolly has been an emblem of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, first used as a method of speech.
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After joining China, Hong Kong has struggled to maintain its democratic nature against pressures from the mainland but a determined pro-democracy population refuses to give ground. Keep an eye on this key city. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Hong Kong’s civil liberties are at risk, with free speech stifled and police given the power to arrest people who oppose the government.
Booksellers at Hong Kong’s annual book fair have indulged in self-censorship, offering a reduced selection of “politically sensitive” books.
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.
47 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists will go on trial September after prosecutors were given more time to build a case against them.
The Hong Kong museum commemorating China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests closed Wednesday three days after opening.
China has emptied Hong Kong of its democratic content. However, pockets of resistance exist and many are still pushing for change.
China’s has intensified its crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong. However, some still hope that democracy can prevail.
Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy newspaper, has announced its closure, a setback to the city’s media freedom.
Some independent booksellers defy Hong Kong’s new rules on freedom of expression. Others try to make sense of these new laws.