Stories about China from June, 2020
July 1 is a day of destiny for a city that China is determined to bring under its full control.
Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.
From last year's two million protest to today's "yellow economic circle", local resistance has taken many shapes.
"As time passes, diaries are like caterpillars transforming into butterflies."
"The international message behind the successful recall of Han Kuoyu is that Taiwan people have said no to China."
I did not plan to write this diary for 77 days. Writing is a kind of conversation – with myself, and with others.
The pretext for the ban this year is coronavirus, but an incoming national security law will likely make the three-decade-old vigil illegal.