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· November, 2019

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from November, 2019

Chinese defector's spying allegations rock Australian politics

'What an utterly insane suggestion that Chinese Australians should “publicly show” their stance on anything related to China to prove their “loyalty”. '

In Hong Kong, landslide victory for Pro-democracy camp in local elections means Beijing is out of touch

It is true that people want to restore order. However, they also know that the disorder is created by the government and the pro-establishment in the first place.

As 3 million people vote in local elections, Hong Kong breaks record for civic participation

The election result is considered an important indicator of citizens’ take on the ongoing political crisis as millions of voters choose between pro-establishment and pro-democracy candidates.

Explainer: How a U.S. Act on human rights and democracy can protect freedom in Hong Kong

The US Senate has unanimously voted for a Hong Kong Act which aims at protecting the city’s autonomous status and its residents’ civic rights.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University on fire after violent clashes between protesters and police

As riot police stormed another university campus in Hong Kong, protesters set fire to create barricades.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong responds to Thai Army Chief

Joshua Wong gives updates on the Hong Kong protest and addresses allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.

Hong Kong activists denounce court ban on ‘violent’ content as a threat to internet freedom

Internet Society Hong Kong will file a judicial review against an interim injunction prohibiting anyone from posting, re-posting and aiding the dissemination of information that promotes violence.

Hong Kong police violence escalates dramatically: unarmed protesters shot with live rounds

Hong Kong protests escalate into city-wide roadblock and strikes, after allegations of gang rape in a police station and the death of a 22-year-old university student.

Surveys show majority of Hong Kong people have lost trust in the city's police force

The issue of police brutality and abusive use of force has replaced the extradition bill to become the city's major concern.

Beijing constructs an “independence” plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations

Initial findings strongly suggest that the Chinese Communist party and state media outlets played a key role in spreading disinformation that framed the protests as a “pro-Hong Kong independence” movement.

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