Skip To Content

Hong Kong Has Weaponized The City’s Subway Against Protesters

The subway has closed early all week after MTR stations were damaged in last week’s protests. Some are calling it a government tool to impose a curfew.

Rosalind Adams • 3 days ago

Hong Kong Banned Wearing Masks In Public. So People Filled The Streets Wearing Masks In Defiance.

A new law aimed at keeping people off the streets backfired, as violence flared in Hong Kong yet again. Many are more concerned about what other restrictions the government is planning.

Rosalind Adams • 7 days ago

A Teenage Protester Has Been Shot By A Live Police Round In Hong Kong

A video circulating online by pro-democracy supporters appears to show a protester being shot at point-blank range, as huge rallies take place on China’s 70th anniversary.

Rosalind Adams • 13 days ago

Someone Is Doxing Hong Kong Protesters And Journalists — And China Wants Them To Keep Going

Days after an activist was doxed, thugs brutally attacked him outside his home. The site with information on him and more than 100 others is being spread by Chinese state media.

Rosalind Adams • 23 days ago

Hong Kong Asked 8 Global PR Firms To Help Rebrand Its Image After Months Of Protests. Everyone Said No.

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show that the Hong Kong government reached out to PR firms to help with its image after months of protests.

Rosalind Adams • 27 days ago

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Trying Hard To Get The US’s Attention

Pro-democracy protesters and police clashed in yet another violent standoff Sunday, as some demonstrators hope that the US will take notice of their cries for assistance.

Rosalind Adams • 29 days ago

A New Bill Would Stop The US From Exporting Tear Gas To Hong Kong

The bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday comes on the heels of a BuzzFeed News investigation into a US company supplying crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong.

Rosalind Adams • One month ago

Made In America: For $9.50 An Hour, They Brew Tear Gas For Hong Kong

A BuzzFeed News investigation found low-paid American workers producing tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It's then shipped to Hong Kong, where it's used against pro-democracy protesters.

Rosalind Adams • One month ago

Thousands Of Accounts Linked To The Chinese Government Have Been Kicked Off Of Social Media

The decision to pull the accounts comes after BuzzFeed News and other outlets reported that Chinese state-run media outlets were running ads about Hong Kong on Facebook and Twitter.

Jane Lytvynenko • One month ago

Have You Seen These Ads About Hong Kong's Protests? China Certainly Hopes You Have.

As the Hong Kong protests continue, Chinese state media outlets are hoping paid ads on Facebook and Twitter will shift the narrative online.

Ryan Mac • One month ago

Hong Kong Protesters Are Worried About Facial Recognition Technology. But There Are Many Other Ways They're Being Watched.

“We don’t know what this government can do. We don’t know what these police can do."

Rosalind Adams • One month ago

Chaos At Hong Kong's Airport As Riot Police Charge Protesters

Riot police with batons and pepper spray charged protesters outside the terminal after days of extreme tension. One video showed a police officer drawing a gun.

Rosalind Adams • 2 months ago

This Hong Kong Pop Star Told Protesters To Stay Strong Against Chinese Scare Tactics

“If we scare ourselves that easily, it’s going to be so easy for the police to break us apart. We have to stand strong and stand together,” Denise Ho told BuzzFeed News.

Rosalind Adams • 2 months ago

These Intense Photos Show Just How Big Hong Kong’s Airport Protest Has Grown

Pro-democracy demonstrators, wearing bandages in solidarity with a woman reportedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round by police, occupied Hong Kong's airport for a fourth day Monday.

Matthew Champion • 2 months ago

Chaos In Hong Kong As Police Fire Tear Gas Sold By The US And A Car Rams Protesters’ Barricade

One person was injured when a car struck a barrier set up by protesters as Hong Kong’s head of government said the city was on the “verge of a very dangerous situation.”

Rosalind Adams • 2 months ago

Hong Kong Protesters Smashed Their Way Through Glass And Metal To Get The Government’s Attention

Limbs wrapped in plastic. Hard hats at the ready. The smell of spray paint thick. This was the scene in Hong Kong as protesters forced their way inside the government’s headquarters.

Rosalind Adams • 3 months ago

Huge Protests Are Tearing Hong Kong Apart. And This Family.

Au wants to protest a controversial bill that has divided Hong Kong. Au’s father wants police to crack down on protesters.

Rosalind Adams • 3 months ago

A Lyft Driver With A Criminal Record Was Charged With Rape. So Why Was He Even Behind The Wheel?

The world’s largest background check company screens job applicants for thousands of companies — but employees describe a process prone to errors that allegedly led to serious harm.

Rosalind Adams • 4 months ago

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.

Ryan Mac • 4 months ago

There’s A Growing “Boycott Apple” Movement In China Because Of The US Trade War

There’s been a flurry of anti-Apple and anti-US messages posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, following new US–China tensions over Huawei.

Rosalind Adams • 5 months ago