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Commentary: Hong Kong's new lexicon of activism and resistance

HONG KONG - For many of my fellow citizens in Hong Kong, June 2019 has broken new ground in the city's political imagination. With mass street rallies against the extradition of criminal suspects to China, violent police crackdowns and the storming of the Legislative Council Complex, we've entered a time of living dangerously and truthfully - in opposition to an autocratic, intransigent government and in solidarity with youth on the front line and their moral clarity.

Hong Kongers are first and foremost quick-witted pragmatists. They don't typically embrace theories or ideologies about

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