Hong Kong’s China-backed leadership is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to delay elections and crack down on dissent. Sound familiar?
Brendon Hong is the pseudonym of a longtime contributor to The Daily Beast based in Hong Kong.
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Unlike mainland China, where the CCP has erected barriers on the internet, Hong Kong provides freedom of speech and expression, including in cyberspace—at least for now.