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Beijing repression forces Hong Kong opposition into new tactics


Cheng Tat-hung, Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung and Kwok Ka-ki hold a press conference after being barred from standing for election, on 30 July. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have responded to China’s crackdown on opposition politicians, student campaigners and tenured academics by considering tactics that would have seemed exaggerated in the open city a few months ago.

The student leader Nathan Law, who was placed on a police “wanted” list just weeks after flying into exile in the UK, said he would cut off all contact with relatives living in his home city, in an ...


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