Tag: China

Hong Kong Democracy Demonstration

The battle for democracy: on the streets and in cyberspace

Hong Kong might seem an unlikely setting for popular democratic struggle. Yet on the 1st of July 2014, in the greatest public demonstration since the 2003 rally to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return its motherland, over half a million people took to the streets. Among the many slogans and appeals, two stood out. Firstly, down with the Chief Executive. The…