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Hong Kong’s new struggle: the battle for digital rights

A year on from last year's umbrella protests, things in Hong Kong look calm. But beneath the surface, activists are taking the fight online

By En Liang Khong  

A woman poses with paper fold umbrellas during last year's pro-democracy "umbrella protests." © AP Photo/Kin Cheung

It was a late November evening last year, during the pro-democracy protests’ final phase, when I arrived in Hong Kong. As dusk set in, I headed straight from the airport to Admiralty district. Here was the core of the movement, where protesters had built a vast tent city across a multi-lane highway, cutting through the city’s financial…

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