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the coming colonization of hong kong cyberspace

my latest article covers the government response to the use of the internet by the umbrella movement. it is titled “the coming colonization of hong kong cyberspace” (pdf) and published in the chinese journal of communication. here’s the abstract: Governments are increasingly playing catch-up and sometimes even leapfrogging ahead of social movements in the use …

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Hong Kong’s Occupy protests are far from over. Let’s raise our umbrellas

“The umbrella movement is no failure. The protesters went the distance with the government for 75 days straight.” Photograph: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images Is this the end? The police cleared the Occupy sites and protesters on Thursday, arresting 247 people. The continuing occupation was beginning to lose support from the public, and there are still no …

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‘One country, two internets’, and why we need to protect it

Late on Tuesday, a small group of people charged the Legislative Council building and broke a glass panel. Reports indicate they did so because they feared the passing of “Internet Article 23”. The original Article 23 is of course the controversial national security bill that provoked half a million Hong Kong people to protest in …

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