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Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Sentenced to over a Year in Prison

A court sentenced Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy leader, Joshua Wong, on Tuesday to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of organizing “unauthorized assembly” during last year’s demonstrations against illegal Chinese interference in the region’s affairs.

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Over Half a Million Hong Kong Residents Vote in Pro-Democracy Primaries

Over 600,000 votes were cast in Hong Kong primary elections for pro-democracy candidates over the weekend, a turnout over three times as large as expected, given the climate of repression on the island after Beijing imposed a “national security” law that effectively criminalized political opposition. Organizers of the opposition primary hailed the turnout as a “miracle” of defiance.

A woman (centre L) uses her phone while waiting to vote during primary elections in Hong K

Seven People Poised to Shape History in 2020

As the sun sets on another year, those who left their mark on 2019 prepare for a new decade – one that will likely face unprecedented political, economic, and moral challenges to the free world. With 2019 came a growing

Joshua Wong, Mihrigul Tursun, Jeanine Áñez, and Tsai Ing-wen

Chinese Government Propaganda Urges Supporters to Burn Down White House

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, and the government’s CCTV broadcaster published images this week depicting Chinese people ransacking an inaccurate rendition of the White House, a call to violence in response to Washington supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.

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