How to understand the symbolic occupation—and destruction—of Hong Kong’s legislature
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July 2, 20195 min read, 919 words

How to understand the symbolic occupation—and destruction—of Hong Kong’s legislatureHow to understand the symbolic occupation—and destruction—of Hong Kong’s legislature

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Published: July 2, 2019  |  5 min read, 919 words
Hong Kong’s recent wave of demonstrations appeared to reach a yesterday night (July 1) when a fringe group of protesters broke into the legislature. For several hours, they occupied the seats of power in an attempt to get the local government to address their demands, which inclu...
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Surface Level
February 14, 2020
A surface level look at the referenced event. While the Author, it would seem, is attempting to engage in an act of broad and deep political analysis, what comes across is more of an overwrought, emotion laden, appeal to conscience. As such, the piece, while interesting to a minimal degree, ultimately wrecks itself on the rocky shoals of realpolitik. And this speeds it on its way to being a substanceless denouement. Not a worthwhile read.
February 14, 2020
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Great Context
October 21, 2019
This article offers an excellent context about what is happening in Hong Kong, explaining how the situation became destructive. It explains why the protests and occupations are happening, with meaningful quotes and describing relevant moments.
October 21, 2019
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October 15, 2019
This article is packed full of great context and provides links to all of its sources. The tone of the article was balanced, but the only quotes provided in the piece were from the protestors. For even more context, I would have liked to have seen what China's official statement on the matter was. But overall a fantastic read.
October 15, 2019
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Great Context
October 16, 2019
If you want an overview of what happened in hong kong between June and July 2019 this article will help you. Full of information and quotations, very credible. A very interesting reading.
October 16, 2019
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