June Cheng

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

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‘Sing hallelujah to the Lord’

Hong Kong | Christians are a highly visible presence in Hong Kong protests
by June Cheng, Erica Kwong & Array
Posted 6/17/19, 11:13 am

Tides of protesters dressed in black flooded the streets of Hong Kong for the second consecutive Sunday to protest the controversial extradition bill that could see residents sent to mainland China to stand trial.

According to organizers’ estimates, nearly two million people attended the march, making it the biggest protest in the city’s history with more than a quarter of the population participating. The police estimate a much lower turnout of 338,000.

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Too dangerous to forget

Asia | Three decades after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the citizens of Hong Kong are confronting their own Communist incursion
by June Cheng
Posted 6/13/19, 01:43 pm

Seventy-year-old Li Pu, with white hair and the air of an intellectual, will tell you he has little hope left for democracy in his beloved homeland of China.

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Umbrella resurgence

Hong Kong | Anger over an extradition plan has revived pro-democracy protests—and clashes—in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 6/12/19, 03:46 pm

The umbrellas are back on the streets in Hong Kong, where at least 22 people were injured amid clashes with police on Wednesday during a large demonstration against an extradition bill. On the streets outside Hong Kong’s government complex, riot police dispersed tear gas and shot beanbag rounds at the angry crowds.

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