HKFP describes the dismantlement – so far – of Hong Kong’s civil society through a list of 50 groups and NGOs that have disbanded under the NatSec regime replaced the city’s autonomy in mid-2020. They include professional organizations dating back to the 1970s-80s with long records of cooperation with the colonial and post-1997 administrations. Of all the ways Beijing is erasing pluralism in Hong Kong, this – along with the ‘patriots’-only rigged elections – is perhaps the most vivid reminder of Leninists’ phobia about forces they do not control.
By contrast, young Taiwan activists are joining the country’s democratic system and considering how in Hong Kong they would be in jail.
A thread on how a pro-China Taiwanese became anti-CCP.
Newbloom on the prospects for Taiwan’s Apple Daily.