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The Globalist Chartroom: How China Breaks Hong Kong

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the Hong Kong protests.

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  • A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring the Hong Kong protests.

As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters are in the streets once again.

The CPC’s controversial new security law has one aim: To extinguish the unique global flame that was Hong Kong. We stand in solidarity with Hong Kong’s protesters by presenting a chartroom collection on their struggle.

What is Hong Konger’s view of the future?

Almost 80% of Hong Konger’s think it will get worse

Who are the Hong Kong protesters?

They are pretty balanced between men and women, mostly under 30 and college educated

What do they want?

The protesters demand an impartial investigation into excessive use of force by the police

Do young Hong Konger’s think of themselves as “Chinese”?

It is increasingly unlikely

Hong Kong profile – Timeline

A chronology of key events in the history of Hong Kong from 1842 to the present

What about Hong Kong-U.S. trade?

It’s falling steadily — and now the U.S. may remove Hong Kong’s special trade status

What about China-Hong Kong trade?

Hong Kong is one of China’s biggest trading partners

How are protest affecting Hong Kong’s tourism sector?

Badly, tourist numbers were already cut in half in 2019

How does support for the government of Carrie Lam compare to that of previous administrations?

Her support has fallen steadily from a high of over 60%

In comparison, the approval ratings of Tung Chee-hwa, Leung Chun-Ling and Donald Tsang remained relatively steady

And finally, what effect is COVID 19 having?

Hong Kong’s bars have seen revenues fall by more than half

Editor’s note: This chartroom collection was first published on May 29, 2020.

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