Hong Kong Protests Links and Resources
The wave of protests that shook Hong Kong toward the final months of 2014 has ebbed. But the change those who came together under the banner of the “Umbrella Revolution” had hoped for is still elusive. The genuine political dissatisfaction that triggered the civil uprising continues to simmer below the surface. And yet, protest leaders and pro-democracy activists alike assert that their fight for reform has just begun.
This site is a resource for those who need to freshen up their knowledge on the 2014 Hong Kong protests a.k.a. the Umbrella Revolution. Below is a link compendium featuring a variety of news stories, facts and opinions.
Hong Kong protests summary
- Brief explainer on background and causes of the Hong Kong protests
- Analysis: Who are the winners, who are the losers of the Umbrella Revolution?
- News stories: Time Magazine round-up of their Hong Kong protest coverage
- Bejing’s problem: Few Hong Kongers see themselves as Chinese
- Hong Kong: More violent protests to come?
Hong Kong protests and social media
- What role did social media play during the Hong Kong protests?
- Short summary on social media and the Umbrella Revolution
- Counterpoint: Social Media Documenting, Not Driving, Hong Kong Protests
- The Brookings Institution on the root causes of the protests
- Comprehensive CFR backgrounder on stakes and issues of Hong Kong protests
This post is occasionally updated to include links to new sources.
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