An HKFP series examining how official narratives evolve and history is re-written in Hong Kong’s security law era.

Explainer: From ‘violent attack’ to ‘gang fight’ – How the official account of the Yuen Long mob attack changed

Exactly two years ago on July 21, over 100 rod-wielding men – with connections to triad members – stormed the Yuen Long MTR station, indiscriminately attacking civilians. Among the 45 people injured were journalists, protesters, commuters and Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting. Several other beatings took place in the area, as…

Shifting narratives: How the Hong Kong gov’t learned to talk like Beijing

By Simon Henderson Reading a statement by any Hong Kong government official these days, one could easily be mistaken for believing that the words come straight from Beijing. The language has become increasingly combative, dismissive and characteristic of wolf warrior diplomacy. Despite the self-proclaimed tag of “Asia’s World City”, part of…

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