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After the pro-independence National Party was banned last year, another advocate of the movement is under the spotlight. Activist Wayne Chan founded the Students Independence Union in 2017 – he says he is not afraid of prison, and claims it is a cause worth dying for. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Chan tells David Missal what motivated him to take on the local and national government.

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In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

David Missal is a German freelance journalist covering China and Hong Kong. He is interested in politics and human rights issues in the region. At the moment he is pursuing a master's degree in journalism at The University of Hong Kong.