Taiwan, ignored as always by the international media. Lots of Taiwan watchers laughing at the international media this week....
BBC, clearly in some deep black hole of editorial and institutional amnesia, makes a list of all things you'd only see in a Hong Kong protest.
Doing your homeworkOf course, list includes everything the Sunflowers did in the March/April protests in Taiwan. Another piece says Hong Kong's protesters are doing what no other protesters have done, listing things our Sunflowers did. *sigh* Are these the world's most polite protesters? another piece asks. Hell no. Is there no Google in those offices? In Asia protesters are often like this: polite Korea, 1998 or Tiananmen. Of course you could go back to the People Power protests in 1986 in the Philippines, where millions flooded the streets against Marcos, in a peaceful, festive, and polite manner. Hong Kong is not some outlier -- it's part of a tradition.
Perhaps it isn't actually anarchic but it is definitely one of the biggest protests in Hong Kong for years. And yet students - some of whom were at the vanguard of this movement - find time to sit down and do their homework. Richard Frost for Bloomberg News tweeted this picture of children doing just that.
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