Facebook, Twitter have made claims of disinformation in Hong Kong by China, taking down accounts purportedly used by its regime to spread disinformation.
Hong Kong articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
There are four key signs that democracy is under attack, The Economist observes, says the protests in Hong Kong and Russia highlight a paradox.
Somewhat, another Tiananmen, cose to 1.7 million people took part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, the second-largest in two months ago.
Democratic allies need to band together in coordinated effort to counter Chinese and Russian “political warfare operations” to ward off threats to freedom.
Since he took power seven years ago, President Xi Jinping has faced a growing din of foreign condemnation over his government’s human rights record.
Democracy Chronicles welcomes the release of its author, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Benny Tai, and urges Beijing to respect democratic rights.
Hong Kong protest policing has not been the best due to police brutality. HWR has called on Hong Kong Police to exercise restraint in on-going protests.
On street liberalism, Gideon Rachman argues that events in Moscow and Hong Kong show how single-grievance protests can evolve into wider movements.
Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city located just 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the adjacent Hong Kong border.
Recent protests from Hong Kong and Sudan to Central and Eastern Europe demonstrate that large numbers of people around the world still want democracy.