June Cheng

June is the East Asia correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Follow June on Twitter @JuneCheng_World.

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Cries for vengeance, prayers for justice

Democracy | Hong Kong demonstrations have intensified following the death of a 22-year-old protester
by June Cheng & Joyce Wu
Posted 11/14/19, 05:46 pm

Fires blazed through a thick fog of tear gas on Tuesday night at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where students dressed in black clashed with riot police and tried to regain control of a bridge on campus. This week the Hong Kong protests entered university campuses and the city’s financial hub following the death of a protester who fell from a parking garage.

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A view of Hong Kong from Taiwan

Taiwan | Residents of Taiwan are warily observing events in Hong Kong with an eye to their own future
by June Cheng
Posted 11/07/19, 11:16 am

At 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, activists placed fresh flowers at a memorial erected in recognition of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. A large photograph at the site listed names of Hong Kongers who have committed suicide since the protests began in June.

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‘Joshua Wong is a crime’

Hong Kong | The activist’s disqualification from office was blatantly political, he says
by June Cheng
Posted 10/30/19, 11:36 am

A month ago, pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong stood in front of Hong Kong’s government building to announce his candidacy for district council. Flags bearing Wong’s picture, name, and the district “South Horizons” fluttered in the background as he stood beside former Hong Kong lawmakers who had been disqualified from office due to their political views. 

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