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As the Hong Kong government continues to crack down on different sectors of civil society using its National Security Law, some journalists and artists have chosen to flee to Taiwan to continue their resistance, writes William Yang
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Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts after he fled the region
Nilk Wu could still recall the day when a friend called and urged him to leave Hong Kong. The call came after the co-founder of his media outlet, DB Channel, was arrested alongside 46 other pro-democracy political figures. They were charged with conspiring to commit subversion for participating in a primary held by the pro-democracy camp last July.
“The trial of the 47 pro-democracy figures was a wake-up call for me, because I finally realised how terrifying things can be under the National Security Law NSL,” said Wu.
Since its introduction in July last year, the National Security Law (NSL) has frequently been used to quash dissent and freedom of speech.
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Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts after he fled the region
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Supporters hold signs featuring images of some of the 47 pro-democracy activists outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts ahead of a hearing
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A visitor walks past at an artwork titled ‘Time for a drink’ created by Taiwan artist Patrick Lee
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University students clean the ‘Pillar of Shame’ statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989
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