‘Decolonising’ Hong Kong by Embracing Colonialism

Protesters waving the Hong Kong colonial flag in front of China liaison office (Source: Wikimedia)

Since Hong Kong’s National Security Law came into force in July 2020, a number of high-profile cases have been brought under it against leading political dissidents. These include the pending trial against human rights lawyer Chow Hang-tung, Albert Ho and others for their leadership roles in a group that has long organised annual vigils in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. While specific themes varied each year, these vigils were essentially commemorations of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, which culm...

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