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Digital technology becomes bastion for Hong Kong's lost freedoms

German-based Chang Ping and anonymous partners carve out cyber haven

The June 4th Museum in Hong Kong, left, was forced to shut down in June but came back in digital form in August. (Source photos by Reuters and Ken Kobayashi)

HONG KONG -- Ever since the national security law was imposed by Beijing at the end of June 2020, a number of activists striving for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong have been detained, while many civil organizations instrumental in pushing those causes were virtually forced to dissolve or pushed to the brink of dissolution.

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China is one of them. The Alliance had been organizing the city's annual candlelight vigil of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown but lately has been heavily targeted by Beijing and pro-Beijing authorities in Hong Kong.

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