Stories about Hong Kong (China) from October, 2014
Comic Explains the ‘Cold War’ Between Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters and Their Parents
Jason Li has translated a letter written by a web user named Cherish to her parents, which was published on citizen media website inmediahk.net, and turned it into a comic. The letter addresses the generational conflict triggered by the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong. Most of the pro-democracy protesters are under...
Take a Photographic Tour of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Square’
The headquarters of the Occupy Central movement counts more than 1,600 tents, where protesters are camping out to demand free and fair elections from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities.
How Chinese President Xi Jinping and His Yellow Umbrella Became a Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Meme
A propaganda photo of the Chinese leader on an official visit to the mainland's Hubei Province has been photoshopped into various pro-democracy protest scenes in Hong Kong.
Learn Who's Who in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution With ‘Mr and Little Miss Hong Kong People’
Inspired by British cartoon "Mr Men and Little Miss," commercial artist Maxwell created illustrations of the important pro-democracy protesters and government workers caught up in the Occupy Central movement.
Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution
Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.
Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner
Last night at 9:30pm, around 300 hundred protesters attempted to set up new barricade in Long Wo Road, near the government headquarter at Admiralty. Riot police took action to disperse protesters and arrested 45 of them. The process was brutal. The TV news showed that one of the protesters, identified...
Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution
Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.
Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution in Mathematical Formula
The above high school test paper has gone viral in Hong Kong social media in the past few days. The test question is: What are the factors that lead to the September 28 Umbrella Revolution? The student answered with a mathematical formula: 64+71+101+689+3=928. The teacher marked the paper 0 and...
Weapon of Mass Destruction in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Mainland Chinese state-run media has been running editorials and opinion pieces to criticize the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, with emphasis on the destruction the street occupations have brought to ordinary people. The Umbrella Revolution has also been labeled as “Color Revolution” backed up by foreign forces, in particular, the...
With an Eye on China's Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.
The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.
Pro-Democracy Protesters Accuse Hong Kong Police of Allowing ‘Thugs’ to Attack Them
"A passerby tried to stop an anti-Occupy Central man from hurting two young people. The thug pointed at him in the face with a blade, saying, 'You have the guts?'"
Rumors and Smears Dampen Spirits in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Revolution’
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing rumor mill is trying to do what tear gas so far hasn't: break up the protests.
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Occupy Central’ in Photos
The massive rally has so far stood its ground against police attempts to clear the area with tear gas, pepper spray and batons, partially with the help of umbrellas.
What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat
Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.
It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters
Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.
Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats
Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.
Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters
Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.
Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It
A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.
Russian Mathematician Aids Hong Kong's ‘America-Orchestrated Color Revolution’
Given the popular frame in Russia that the United States is masterminding Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, FireChat’s Moscow-educated co-founder is awkward for the pro-Kremlin press.