Der hinhaltende Widerstand in Hongkong gegen das geplante Auslieferungsgesetz steht für die Angst vor der Umklammerung durch China. Nicht wenige Einwohner ziehen andere Konsequenzen: Sie wandern aus – zu Tausenden jedes Jahr.
Every year, thousands of Hong Kong residents are leaving their city. They are afraid that Hong Kong will become a normal Chinese city – under the control of Beijing, without liberties. The astronomical housing costs are another major factor.
Jin Bianling and Wang Yanfang are wives of Chinese human rights lawyers who decided to leave their loved ones behind, for a better future abroad.
Hong Kong-based Hillary Yip founded her own business at the age of 10. She is now 14 years old and manages her app startup while still going to school. A normal childhood is thus hardly possible.
In China, studying journalism can be challenging. Self-censorship and students’ ideals often clash in an environment of increasing political propaganda.
In May 2018, I accompanied human rights lawyer Lin Qilei, who is involved in several sensitive cases. After I shot video footage of him in front of a detention center I was detained for three hours.
During the past years, hundreds of Chinese human rights lawyers have been detained or harassed. They defended people challenging the powerful in the Chinese state.