Articles by: Victor Cheng

Author Biography:

Victor Cheng is a visiting fellow at the Department of Political and Social Change of Australian National University. His research focuses on peace negotiations, the diffusion of military technology and military decision making in modern Chinese history. Victor can be reached at

Protests in the city of fear: Hong Kong’s anti-government movement under the COVID-19 pandemic

a girl’s voice called out from within the crowd. In Cantonese, she cried ‘Liberate Hong Kong’. Her chant echoed from the building walls and amplified her voice. The crowd responded swiftly, chanting in unison: ‘Revolution of Our Time’.

Technologies in Hong Kong’s anti-government movement

…proficiency in using technology, along with the ability to improvise, will remain a key tactic in protestors’ fights against the police and their superior resources.