As the visible emblems of their opposition are scrubbed off the city’s streets, Hong Kong activists are working to save digital copies.
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The largest teachers’ union in Hong Kong disbanded Tuesday over the changing political climate and the continued assault on dissent.
Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong has been arrested by authorities on grounds that he sang at a democracy rally three years ago.
Chinese authorities are cracking down on institutions, which they believe are breeding grounds for instability, including student unions.
Under China’s draconian security law, a pro-democracy activist was found guilty of terrorism, secession, setting a dangerous new precedent.
Since 2014, the simple brolly has been an emblem of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, first used as a method of speech.
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.