Youth Movements

Is Threatening to Mobilize the PLA in Hong Kong More Than Just a Threat?

The Chinese Ministry of Defense’s chief spokesperson, senior colonel Wu Qian, stated in comments earlier today that the People’s Liberation Army could be deployed in Hong Kong to put down demonstrations against the Beijing-backed extradition bill at the request of the Hong Kong government. What does this mean for protests, going forward?... Read More

Cooperation Between Police and Gangsters in Hong Kong Draws Parallels to Taiwan

Last night's attacks on anti-extradition bill demonstrators in Hong Kong proved shocking for many, with individuals thought to be pro-Beijing gangsters attacking unarmed demonstrators and police, for the most part, turning a blind eye to their actions. Nevertheless, comparisons to Taiwan may be useful here... Read More

Violent Attacks on Anti-Extradition Bill Demonstrators from Gangsters, Police in Hong Kong

Attacks by individuals thought to be pro-Beijing gangsters on anti-extradition bill demonstrators took place late last night in Hong Kong, coming on the heels of a protest march called for by the Civil Human Rights Front which organizers stated drew 430,000. The end of the rally also saw riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and police later turned a blind eye to the assaults on demonstrators by gangsters... Read More

Swift Action from the Tsai Administration Needed Regarding Hong Kong Asylum Seekers

Taiwan's lack of any formal asylum policy—with no formalized process for processing applications by asylum seekers—is likely to be tested in the near future, with the Apple Daily reporting that thirty Hong Kong protesters have fled to Taiwan in the aftermath of the attempted occupation of LegCo on July 1st. According to the Apple Daily, another wave of more than thirty Hong Kong protesters are considering fleeing to Taiwan in the near future.... Read More

Over 200,000 Demonstrate Against Extradition Bill Outside of West Kowloon Station

Hundreds of thousands demonstrated outside of the West Kowloon rail station today, the first major demonstration of protests against the extradition bill to take place on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong harbor. The protest had the unusual focus of attempting to outreach to Chinese nationals. Following what is now a familiar pattern, after nightfall, clashes with police broke out ... Read More