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Explain this: the rise of student unions in Hong Kong – how did they come to hold such sway?

  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:45
From showing solidarity with their counterparts in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, to participating in the more recent Occupy and independence movements, university students in Hong Kong have played a key role in the city’s political development. The leaders of student unions have often been seen as the voice of Hong Kong’s youth. Many have come from humble beginnings but have grown to become major players in the political scene. But some youngsters are now asking if their... South China Morning Post - Hong Kong feed



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