A pro-democracy university student walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the campus of the University of Hong Kong on November 6. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protesters are winning the information war, which is why the world is watching

  • To say the US is ‘winning’ in Hong Kong is to overlook protesters’ use of media to spread their ideas, without which the Americans wouldn’t be paying attention
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A pro-democracy university student walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the campus of the University of Hong Kong on November 6. Photo: AP
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Protesters set a Bank of China branch on fire on Sha Tsui Road in Tsuen Wan on October 4 following a rally against the anti-mask law introduced by the government. Photo: Winson Wong
Mark Clifford
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Opinion

The View by Mark Clifford

Hong Kong protesters have shown they can paralyse businesses. Now can they lead positive change?

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s strategy of waiting out the protests is not working. Meanwhile, businesses are caught between protesters and pressure from China
  • In the absence of bold leadership from the government, protesters must find creative ways out of the impasse that will not destroy Hong Kong in the process

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Protesters set a Bank of China branch on fire on Sha Tsui Road in Tsuen Wan on October 4 following a rally against the anti-mask law introduced by the government. Photo: Winson Wong
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