Articles about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests by our Host

In the second half of 2019, our Host Amanda Tattersall was commissioned by the Conversation to write a series of pieces about the Hong Kong Protests and its developing strategy. The links to these are here:


The Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic – and this unnerves Beijing – 2 August 2019 – HERE

The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed a shotgun at protesters who had gathered outside a police station, while a car launched fireworks into the crowd. More


Like ‘shooting water’: why the Hong Kong government must accept that compromise is the only way forward – 27 August 2019 – HERE

The Hong Kong protest movement is not deescalating – nor will it. Having battled for 12 weeks, this multi-million-person movement has lasted much longer than the unsuccessful 79-day Umbrella protests in 2014More


With no end in sight and the world losing interest, the Hong Kong protesters need a new script – 1 October 2019 – HERE

Today is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and protesters in Hong Kong intend to upstage Beijing’s celebrations. They will build on the global solidarity protests from the past weekend, staged in 60 cities across the world, including in AustraliaMore


University under siege: a dangerous new phase for the Hong Kong protests, 19 November 2019 – HERE

While thousands of Hong Kongers have protested “like water” for the past six months – flowing through the city with seemingly spontaneous movements – the past week has seen a shift in strategy. Last week, students escalated their actions yet again by occupying most of Hong Kong’s universities. More


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