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Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

Hong Kong’s Divided Gen Z: Can Pro-Democracy & Pro-Beijing Youths Talk Without Fighting?

Two young Hong Kongers, a pro-democracy activist and a pro-Beijing YouTuber, meet for the first time in a candid discussion on Hong Kong’s political situation.
Can the youths on opposite political spectrum find any common ground? They share their views on the following statements:

00:00 I am proud of the image that Chinese youths have among the international community.
03:45 The Chinese don’t understand human rights and freedom of expression. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) censors information on the Internet.
06:00 Chinese youth and Hong Kong youth will never find common ground.
07:00 The people of Hong Kong should have the right to protest.
07:24 I’ve seriously considered leaving Hong Kong.
08:38 Hong Kong is China’s internal affair and the people of Hong Kong should not appeal for foreign intervention.

KK, 18, was part of a pro-democracy student activist group, StudentsConnect. The group has been dissolved due to the National Security Law. The Keybro, in his 20s, is a pro-Beijing YouTuber who is proud to be a Hong Konger but also “equally proud to be Chinese”.

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