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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

15 October 2014

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.

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Global Voices Advocacy

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.

3 October 2014

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.

2 October 2014

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

RuNet Echo

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

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