A protester burns a rubbish pile at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: EPA

Fiery Hong Kong student protests evoke memory of South Korea’s own 1987 June Struggle

  • On social media, photos of tear gas-filled protests at Chinese University are being compared with those of the student-led rallies against dictator Chun Doo-hwan
  • South Korean students are also clashing with mainland Chinese over their support for Hong Kong’s protests
Topic |   Universities in Hong Kong

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A protester burns a rubbish pile at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: EPA
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Clashes break out between riot police and students protesting at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Stay or go? Hong Kong’s international students pack their bags amid protest chaos

  • Foreign students are being called home or face the agonising decision of whether to wait out the unrest
  • Hundreds of mainland Chinese students are also fleeing, while Taiwan is evacuating 81 from Chinese University after campus clashes
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Clashes break out between riot police and students protesting at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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