Liberate Hong Kong: Stories from the Freedom Struggle

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Hong Kong is on the front line of the global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, one of the dening issues of our time. It is up against the biggest, most powerful dictatorship in the world, the Chinese Communist Party. Liberate Hong Kong: Stories from the Freedom Struggle goes beyond the news headlines and into the lives of people who are risking everything for the cause.

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Hong Kong is on the front line of the global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, one of the dening issues of our time. It is up against the biggest, most powerful dictatorship in the world, the Chinese Communist Party. Liberate Hong Kong: Stories from the Freedom Struggle goes beyond the news headlines and into the lives of people who are risking everything for the cause.

 

“This is an extraordinarily comprehensive and interesting account of the demonstrations in Hong Kong in favour of that city’s continued existence as a free society under the rule of law. The author provides a fascinating insider’s look at what has happened, which will be a defining issue for China’s place in the twenty-first century.” Chris Patten, last British governor of Hong Kong

 

“If you want to understand the raw mix of human emotions, frailties, soaring courage, denite weaknesses, real temptations and immense challenges that a struggle for freedom against tyranny entails, read this brilliant, captivating and inspiring book. Hong Kong is, without a shadow of a doubt, the new front line in the ght for freedom for us all, and if we value our liberties, we need to stand with Hongkongers who are ghting to keep open one of Asia’s most open cities. at is why this is a very important book for anyone who values freedom, far beyond the small but inspiring city of Hong Kong.” Benedict Rogers, founder and chair of Hong Kong Watch

 

“For too long Hong Kong’s citizens have been seen as apolitical and apathetic. Kong Tsung-gan changes all that with his sharp insights into the people who have made Hong Kong an emblem of resistance. He conveys a far deeper sense of the lives of Hongkongers than any writer in English has to date. The grubby systems of control in what remains a colony are laid bare here.” Robert Templer, author of Shadows and Wind: A View of Modern Vietnam

 

Publisher: Mekong

Paperback

2020

ISBN: 9780648800408