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· July, 2014

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from July, 2014

‘Terrified’ Founder Decides to Shutter Hong Kong Pro-Democracy News Site ‘House News’

Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.

Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong Can Face Down Police, but Not Their Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table

Hundreds of thousands have vocally demanded democratic elections, but some of those same activists are having trouble speaking up to their conservative parents.

Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Brings on Heart-Wrenching Déjà Vu for Chinese Families Still Waiting on MH370 Answers

Memories are still fresh for Chinese families who don't know what happened to their loved ones after airliner MH370 vanished from radar screen in March.

The Warning Squad Is Here to Tell You About Hong Kong Police's ‘Repression’ of Pro-Democracy Protesters

Local artist Kasey Wong created the Hongkongese Warning Squad, a protest performance that criticized the police's harsh treatment of peaceful protests.

Warning Against Racial Nationalism in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Anglican Archbishop Says Pro-Democracy Protesters Should Be Like Jesus and Keep Quiet

Jesus was silent like a lamb in the face of his crucifixion, according to Archbishop Paul Kwong.

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Sharing Tools to Map and Live-Stream Protests

Two teams tested out tools from Taiwan during the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, which gathered a half a million people to protest for democracy and autonomy from China.

Why More Than 500 People in Hong Kong Were Willing to Be Arrested at a Sit-In

Many people who were arrested at a peaceful sit-in shared their personal stories on Facebook in the past few days. They want democratic elections free of China's influence.

GV Face: Hong Kong's Citizen-Led Referendum on Voting Rights

Learn about Hong Kong's citizen-led referendum on our live GV Face webcast with Oiwan Lam, Global Voices' China editor.

Ready Your Smartphones: The Chat App Sticker Wars Have Begun

Japanese chat app Line has discovered a booming revenue model selling different sets of stickers. China's immensely popular WeChat is trying to catch up. Has it?

Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

The protesters had staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.

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