Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chris Lonsdale
Opinion

Opinion

Chris Lonsdale

Hong Kong’s protests are rooted in something deeper than the economy or foreign interference: they’re about fear and identity

  • A large number of today’s Hongkongers fled from China during the Cultural Revolution, and the protests reflect the trauma felt by them, and their descendants, at the lack of choice about their identity after 1997

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