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Satirical cartoonist Badiucao feels Beijing's ire in Australia

Hong Kong protesters embrace artist's graphic commentary on city standoff

Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao waves his "Lennon Wall" flag, which he created as a symbol of Hong Kong's freedom, at a conference in Melbourne on Sept. 4.

BANGKOK -- From his home in Melbourne, the Chinese artist known as Badiucao has provided searing graphic commentary on the political turmoil in Hong Kong that has embarrassed and enraged the Chinese Communist Party.

His latest work, a flag composed of 96 squares, numerically symbolizes Hong Kong's freedom before its return to Chinese rule in 1997 with reference to the "Lennon Walls" of colorful Post-it notes put up around the city by supporters of the ongoing anti-government protests.

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