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Hong Kong used to be seen as cautious, pragmatic and materialistic. But in the past year, an increasingly bold protest movement has transformed the city. Now, as Beijing tightens its grip, how much longer can the movement survive?

By Tania Branigan and Lily Kuo
Photo by Billy HC Kwok

5600 words, about 30 minutes

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EXTRA CREDIT:
Reuters' Pulitzer Prize nominated series of articles written in the fall of 2019: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/hongkong-protests/

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The Longreads Club is a twice-monthly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. Join us for Longreads Club where we discuss a long-form article focused on global topics every other week. Rather than skim the headlines, we are trying to dive deep and learn from each other to gain a better understanding of world events. No membership or registration required - although it's nice to know who's coming so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article, show up, and join the discussion!

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July 05, 2020 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

Longreads Club: How Hong Kong Caught Fire

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