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Joshua Wong: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist
Joshua Wong Chi-fung is a Hong Kong student activist and politician. He served as secretary-general of the pro-democracy party Demosistō until it disbanded following the implementation of the Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020. Wong was previously convenor and founder of the Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism. Wong first rose to international prominence during the 2014 Hong Kong protests, and his pivotal role in the Umbrella Movement resulted in his inclusion in TIME magazine's Most Influential Teens of 2014 and nomination for its 2014 Person of the Year; he was further called one of the "world's greatest leaders" by Fortune magazine in 2015, and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

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Hong Kong delays election by a year [Video]

Hong Kong delays election by a year

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city's legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:55Published
Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election [Video]

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election

Hong Kong government warns more nominees could face similar decision as the disqualified 12, including Joshua Wong.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
HK could postpone election in democracy blow [Video]

HK could postpone election in democracy blow

Reports in Hong Kong suggest a vote for seats in the city's legislature could be postponed by a year amid fears of a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Opposition democrats have accused Beijing of using..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:14Published

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Hong Kong activist urges huge turnout for weekend rally

Hong Kong anti-government protests fizzled on Friday after a night of clashes in a central bar district and prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for 100,000 people to take to the streets..
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Hong Kong protesters plan huge march after gatecrashing Halloween

Hong Kong protesters planned flash mob demonstrations in shopping malls on Friday after a night of clashes in a central bar district as prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for 100,000..
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Hong Kong bars activist Joshua Wong from district poll

Hong Kong authorities disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Tuesday from standing in upcoming district elections, a move likely to sow discord among anti-government demonstrators..
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong barred from running in district elections

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Tuesday that he was the only candidate who had been disqualified from running in local district council elections due to be held in..
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks U.S. support for protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..
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China envoy raps Germany over meeting with Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal..
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China summons German envoy to foreign ministry over Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sent very negative signals for bilateral relations, China's ambassador to Germany said on Wednesday, adding that the..
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China angered after German foreign minister meets HK activist

China expressed anger on Tuesday after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, saying that no foreign country had a right to interfere in China's internal..
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My town is the new Cold War's Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong told an audience in the German capital that his city was now a bulwark..
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German minister prepared to meet Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday welcomed the release of Hong Kong's Joshua Wong from police custody and said he was prepared to meet the pro-democracy activist in Berlin.
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Hong Kong activists arrested including Joshua Wong in crackdown on protests

Hong Kong police arrested a number of prominent pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong and three lawmakers on Friday, seeking to rein in protests that have plunged the city into its worst..
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Pro-democracy activists arrested ahead of planned rally

Joshua Wong was pushed into a private car as he was heading to a subway station around 7:30 a.m. and has been taken to police headquarters, the Demosisto group
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong among three arrested before weekend protests

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday ahead of another weekend of planned protests in the Chinese-ruled city that is grappling with its biggest political crisis since its..
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Hong Kong dissident joins protest after prison release

Joshua Wong, a leader in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, joined protesters gathered near Hong Kong's government headquarters after his release from prison. (June 17)  
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Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's..
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Leading Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Wong served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
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Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader as democracy activist vows to join protests

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's..
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Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's..
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