Protesters march in Hong Kong against an extradition bill. A number have been channelling the spirit of Bruce Lee, whose statue is seen in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: AFP/Sam Tsang
Nick Atkin
Opinion

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Sensei Says by Nick Atkin

Hong Kong protests embrace Bruce Lee but reject Jackie Chan in tale of two martial arts heroes

  • Bruce Lee becomes a symbol for young demonstrators and their ‘formless’ guerilla tactics in defiance of China’s unpopular extradition law
  • But Jackie Chan, already vilified for his pro-Beijing stance, feigns ignorance of historic marches in his home city

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Protesters march in Hong Kong against an extradition bill. A number have been channelling the spirit of Bruce Lee, whose statue is seen in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: AFP/Sam Tsang
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