Tag: Hong Kong Protests (2019)

How a Hong Kong Campus Became a Fiery Battlefield

Episode 26: ‘Fire and Water’ Producer/Director Andréa Schmidt Protesters clutching smartphones and wearing masks took to the streets. Armor-clad riot police fired water cannons and tear gas to reassert authority. For months, the two sides clashed in a spate of increasingly violent confrontations at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The siege of PolyU last November was […]

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In Hong Kong, the Coronavirus Strikes a Wounded City

ImageOn Hong Kong’s streets on Monday, most people could be seen wearing surgical masks.Credit…Billy H.C. Kwok for The New York Times HONG KONG — Hong Kong has suffered through months of political protests. Its economy is shrinking. Mistrust divides its people from its leaders. Locals and expatriates alike already talk openly about leaving. Now the […]

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Yellow or Blue? In Hong Kong, Businesses Choose Political Sides

HONG KONG — The tapioca pearls at Fred Liu’s bubble teahouse are springy and fresh, just like the fish balls at Elaine Lau’s noodle shop. But that is not the only reason customers flock to these eateries in Hong Kong’s bustling Causeway Bay shopping district. Both are members of the so-called yellow economy, shops that […]

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