Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg
Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg

As #FreeAgnes trends in Japan, why is Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow so popular there?

  • Chow, dubbed the ‘goddess of democracy’ by Japanese media, is fluent in the language and has drawn a fervent following for her advocacy
  • Politicians and the public have expressed firm support for the 23-year-old after her arrest under the national security law made front-page news in Japan

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg
Agnes Chow is seen as “something of the face of the campaign for democracy in Hong Kong”, according to a Japan-based expert. Photo: Bloomberg
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