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“You will only unmask the truth”, London, 5 October 2019

On 5 October 2019, an awareness-raising protest was organised by Stand with Hong Kong through central London in the wake of a mask ban in Hong Kong enacted under emergency powers in an attempt to prevent people from taking to the streets of Hong Kong in protest. I rather liked this shot because it was…
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“Stand with Hong Kong”, Oxford Circus, London, 2 November 2019

Stand with Hong Kong, a pro-democracy movement, have been organising awareness raising protests across the world, and on 2 November 2019, one of their awareness raising protests took pro-democracy supporters on a march through central London along Oxford Street, a busy shopping thoroughfare, especially on weekends. Featured in…

Simon Cheng Man-kit portrait commission, 14 January 2020

A portrait commission of Simon Cheng Man-kit, former employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who reports of being detained in mainland China and tortured, for an article in Hong Kong Citizen News. This was originally meant to be a test shot, taken with an iPhone, but ended up being the shot which was…
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Benedict Rogers speaking at a Hong Kong rally, Piccadilly Circus, London, 8 December 2019

Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist who co-founded the Hong Kong monitoring NGO, Hong Kong Watch. Rogers is also co-founder and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party’s human rights commission, and co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea. This photograph was taken at a rally held in support…
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Dr Stephen Ng Lui Nam, MBE, 19 January 2020

Portrait of Dr Stephen Ng Lui Nam, MBE, at a protest outside the Chinese embassy, London, on 19 January 2020. The yellow umbrella is a symbol of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement since the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Painted on Dr Ng’s umbrella is a silhouette of Lion Rock, a landmark which is highly associated with…
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“One nation, one China”, 17 August 2019

The idea of “one China” is a key part of the Chinese Communist Party’s rhetoric of the Chinese Dream, focusing on the “rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” and the unity of the Chinese nation. It is this rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and unity of the Chinese nation which perpetuates ongoing geopolitical tensions in relation…
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Chinese flag raising in central London, 11 October 2019

Pro-Beijing supporters protesting outside Denise Ho’s concert in central London on 11 October 2019. The protesters were calling the pro-democracy protesters present cockroaches, as well as waving a large Chinese flag, causing one of the residents to look out of his window to see what was happening. Featured in… Hong Kong protesters in UK say…
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“Eradicating pests is everyone’s duty”, 11 October 2019

Throughout the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the protester have often been dehumanised as cockroaches, with critics of this dehumanising language often pointing out that the use of such dehumanising language has oft been the hallmark of a regime intent on eradicating a group of people. The signs carried by the pro-Beijing protesters at Denise…
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“One country!”… “Two systems!”, 17 August 2019

This photograph was taken on the portico of the National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, London. The pro-democracy protests was organised by Stand With Hong Kong, with supporters of the Beijing Government also turning up to counter-protests, calling those in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy movement as traitors (漢奸走狗). The pro-Beijing protesters chanted “one country”, whilst…
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Simon Cheng Man-kit speaking at a rally outside the Chinese embassy, 19 January 2020

Simon Cheng Man-kit, a former employee at Hong Kong’s British Consulate, was detained by Chinese authorities at West Kowloon Railway Station and taken to Mainland China where Cheng reports that he was interrogated under torture in August 2019. He is seen here speaking at a rally in support of Tibetans, Uyghurs of Xinjiang, and the…
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