People read messages on a Lennon Wall in the Tai Po area of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

How Lennon Walls and human chains link Hong Kong’s protesters to cold war Europe

  • ‘Leaderless resistance’ to controversial extradition law looks to 1980s Prague and the Baltic states for creative and peaceful means of dissent
  • Analysts say Eastern Europe’s long memory of communist rule explains antipathy felt in countries like Lithuania and Czech Republic towards Beijing’s tactics
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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People read messages on a Lennon Wall in the Tai Po area of Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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The Hong Kong government has launched a global advertising campaign describing the financial hub as a safe and welcoming place for business. Photo: Handout

After extradition bill withdrawal, Hong Kong launches global ad campaign to reassure investors

  • Full-page ads will appear in selected newspapers around the world stating that Hong Kong remains a safe and open city
  • The government says the time is right to provide a ‘sincere and unvarnished assessment of our position’
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The Hong Kong government has launched a global advertising campaign describing the financial hub as a safe and welcoming place for business. Photo: Handout
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